Welcome

Welcome to the third “Our Story – Our Mission”, Vincentian Spiritual Reflections for 2016.

This publication is produced four times a year by the Membership and Development Department, St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria.

We encourage your ongoing comments and feedback on ways that we can improve this publication. If you would like to provide feedback, please contact Julie Fewster, Mission and Spirituality Manager - Membership and Development Department, via email at julie.fewster@svdp-vic.org.au. 

In response to a suggestion put forward by a number of members, all editions for 2016 will include the Society’s Opening and Closing prayers.

  • Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 1 Text (Gospel Story) Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 At that time the Lord appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. He said to them, “The harvest...

  • Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 2 Text (Gospel Story) Luke 10:25-37 There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test Jesus and said…“And who is my neighbour?” Jesus replied, “A man fell victim to robbers as he...

  • Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 3 Text (Gospel Story) Luke 10:38-42 Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha,...

  • Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 4 Text (Gospel Story) Luke 11:1-13 Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray as John taught his disciples.” Jesus...

  • Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 5 Text (Gospel Story) Luke 12:13-21 Jesus said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.” Then he told them...

  • Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 6 Text (Gospel Story) Luke 12:32-48 Jesus said to his disciples:“ Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your belongings and give alms....

  • Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 7 Text (Gospel Story) Luke 12:49-53 Jesus said to his disciples: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptised, and how...

  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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    Personal Reflection Text (Gospel Story) Luke 1:39-56 Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard...

  • Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 8 Text (Gospel Story) 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...

  • Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 9 Text (Gospel Story) Luke 14:1, 7-14 Jesus said to them, “When you are invited, go and take the lowest place so that when the host comes to you he may say, ‘My friend, move up to a higher...

  • Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 10 Text (Gospel Story) Luke 14:25-33 Great crowds were traveling with Jesus, and he turned and addressed them, “… Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple....

  • Feast of Blessed Frederic Ozanam

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    Personal Reflection Text (Gospel Story) Luke 10:25-37 “And who is my neighbour? Jesus replied: “There was a man going down from Jerusalem to Jericho who fell in with robbers. They stripped him, beat him, and...

  • Feast of Blessed Frederic Ozanam

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    Personal Reflection Text (Gospel Story) Luke 10:25-37 “And who is my neighbour? Jesus replied: “There was a man going down from Jerusalem to Jericho who fell in with robbers. They stripped him, beat him, and...

  • Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 11 Text (Gospel Story) Luke 15:1-32 Jesus addressed this parable: “What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one...

  • Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 12 Text (Gospel Story) Luke 16:1-13 Jesus said to his disciples, “A rich man had a steward who was reported to him for squandering his property. He summoned him and said… ‘Prepare a full...

  • Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 13 Text (Gospel Story) Luke 16:19-31 Jesus said to the Pharisees: “There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man...

  • Feast of St Vincent de Paul

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    Personal Reflection Text (Gospel Story) Luke 4:16-19 Jesus came to Nazareth where he had been reared, and entering the synagogue on the sabbath as he was in the habit of doing, he stood up to do the reading. When the...