A Reflection on Advocacy

One of our Vincentian’s values is Advocacy: pleading the cause of another.  On May 19 we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost ~ the coming of the Holy Spirit on the apostles.  We have here the perfect example of what advocacy, and being an advocate, is all about. I...

Blinded by the Light

Did you ever stop to think about the impact you have on the people around you? Pause and think about this for a moment. When You Thought I Wasn’t Lookingby Mary Rita Schilke Sill When you thought I wasn’t lookingYou hung my first painting on the refrigerator, and I...

From Ashes to Pentecost

So often we think of Lent as culminating in the Triduum (Holy Thursday thru Holy Saturday).  What happens if we think of Lent and the Easter season as a unified whole? The following message was written by Fr. John Klassen, OSB: “On our campus in early spring, we burn...

Blinded by the Light

As we venture into the Lenten season, let us consider Paul’s encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus.  Nobody wants to change. We are as we are because we like being like this. Or because we’re used to it. Sameness is familiar and comforting, and it suits us. It...

A Veterans Day Reflection

As we again nationally celebrate Veterans Day, let us keep in mind all those, including our family members, residents, and employees, who have given service to our country, both past and present.   Prayer for Troops and Veterans Lord God, Almighty Father, creator of...