In the first few months of 2015, the St Vincent de Paul Society is marking several key events.

In March we celebrate the Feast Days of St Louise de Marillac and Blessed Rosalie Rendu, two very significant Vincentian leaders.  Accordingly, we have included personal reflections and prayers for them both.

Ash Wednesday is a significant day in the Christian calendar as we commence Lent; a time of reflection, prayer and growth for Christians.

  • Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 1 February 1, 2015 Text (Gospel Story) Mark 1:21-28 Jesus entered the synagogue on the Sabbath and began to teach. The people were spellbound by his teaching because he taught with authority and not like the...

  • Feast of Sister Rosalie Rendu

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    Personal Reflection February 7, 2015 Text (Gospel Story) John 15:9-17 Jesus said to his disciples: “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Live on in my love. You will live in my love if you keep my...

  • Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 2 February 8, 2015 Text (Gospel Story) Mark 1:29-39 When it was evening, after sunset, they brought to Jesus all who were ill or possessed by demons. The whole town was gathered at the door. He cured many who...

  • Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 3 February 15, 2015 Text (Gospel Story) Mark 1:40-45 A leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said, “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand,...

  • Ash Wednesday

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    Personal Reflection February 18, 2015 Text (Gospel Story) Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Jesus said to his disciples: “Be on guard against performing religious acts for people to see. When you give alms, for example, do not...

  • First Sunday of Lent

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    Reflection 4 February 22, 2015 Text (Gospel Story) Mark 1:12-15 The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, and the angels...

  • Second Sunday of Lent

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    Reflection 6 March 8, 2015 Text (Gospel Story) Mark 9:2-10 Jesus took Peter, James and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white...

  • Third Sunday of Lent

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    Reflection 6 March 8, 2015 Text (Gospel Story) John 2:13-25 Since the Passover of the Jews was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, as well as money...

  • Feast Day of St Louise de Marillac

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    Personal Reflection March 15, 2015 Text (Gospel Story) Matthew 25:31-46 The King will say to those on his right hand, “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since...

  • Fourth Sunday of Lent

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    Reflection 7 March 15, 2015 Text (Gospel Story) John 3:14-21 Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him...

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent

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    Reflection 8 March 22, 2015 Text (Gospel Story) John 12:20-33 Jesus answered them, “Amen, Amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies,...

  • Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

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    Reflection 9 March 29, 2015 Text (Gospel Story) John 12:12-16 When the great crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, they took palm branches and went out to meet him, and cried out:...