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Vincentian Reflections: Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel: (Matthew 5: 38-48)  Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard the commandment, ‘You shall love your country man but hate your enemy.’ My command to you is: love your enemies, pray for your persecutors.  This will prove that you are sons and daughters of...

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Vincentian Reflections, Fourth Sunday of Advent

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT December 22, 2019 Gospel: (Matthew 1:18-24) This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph, her husband,...

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Vincentian Reflections, Third Sunday of Advent

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT December 15, 2019 Gospel: (Matthew 11:2-11) When John the Baptist heard in prison of the works of the Christ, he sent his disciples to Jesus with this question, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” Jesus said to them...

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The Feast Day of Blessed Frederic Ozanam

Written by Sunnie Lain Every year, on September 9, Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul around the world celebrate the Feast Day of the founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Blessed Frederic Ozanam.  Born in 1813 in Milan, Frederic was a gifted...

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Beyond Alleviation of Immediate Needs

by: Deb Smith Deb Smith is the Manager of Conferences for St. Vincent de Paul Dayton. This post is part 1 of 2 in a series exploring certain SVDP initiatives. Systemic Change initiatives enable our neighbors themselves to engage in the identification of root causes of...

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Vincentian Reflections (21st Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Reflections for August 25th Gospel: (Luke 13:22-30) Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem.  Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved? He answered them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate,...

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