Articles

“The Medal” in the modern world

The Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. It would be easy to dismiss the Miraculous Medal and its novena as a relic of a way of being Church that is over, and to be of the opinion that this way of expressing devotion to Our Lady is, at best, as irrelevant as gas...

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Mission in the 21st Century

Vincentian Lay Missionaries (VLM) is a not-for-profit volunteer sending organisation. We work in partnership with the Vincentian Fathers and the Daughters of Charity to support their work with disadvantaged people in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Burkina Faso. Since 2006 our volunteers have been making valuable contributions in education and community projects. We recruit volunteers of...

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An Inconvenient Grief

  Mark Kelly was a draper’s porter in 1911, single and living at home, by 1918 he was a married man with two daughters, but he died that October, just weeks before the end of the War. Joseph Loftus was an agricultural labourer in 1911, the middle child of a family of 7, by 1915,...

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THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS

(based on an article by Ron Rolheiser OMI) At any given time, most of the world believes that death isn’t final, that some form of immortality exists. Most people believe that those who have died still exist in some state, in some modality, in some place, in some heaven or hell, however that might be...

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