Welcome to our fourth and final ‘Our Story - Our Mission’, Vincentian Spiritual Reflections for 2016. From October to December the reflections include the lovely and challenging Advent time.

Spiritual reflections are an integral part of the life of Vincentians especially during Conference gatherings and we hope they provide much food for thought and discernment.

The Vincentian weekly reflections are based on the Sunday Gospel toge ther with the feast days of some of the saints of our V incentian Family. Each reflection offers a time for prayer, silence and discussion so that our everyday life, like St V incent’s, can become penetrated with the strength of the Word of God.

In response to a member request we have included a fascinating and very human biography of NSW Society founder Charles O’Neill, who is now mentioned in our prayers, on the inner back page.

I am on a listening tour around the conferences, actively seeki ng your needs and suggestions for how I can support you and provide a range of spiritual resources for 2017.

Please do email me Julie.fewster@svdp-vic.org.au. Or invite me to visit you. 

With every blessing as we enter the coming period of lovely feast days, celebrations
and discussions.

Julie Fewster - Mission & Spirituality Manager.

  • Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time


    Reflection 1 Gospel Reading Luke 17:5-10 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” The Lord replied, “…Who among you would say to your servant who has just come in from plowing or...

  • Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time


    Reflection 2 Gospel Reading Luke 17:11-19 As Jesus was entering a village, ten lepers met him. They stood at a distance from him and raised their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!” And when he...

  • Tweny-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time


    Reflection 3 Gospel Reading Luke 18:1-8 Jesus told his disciples a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary. He said, “There was a judge in a certain town who neither feared God...

  • Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time


    Reflection 4 Gospel Reading Luke 18:9-14 Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else. “Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a...

  • Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time


    Reflection 5 Gospel Reading Luke 19:1-10 A man named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man, was seeking to see Jesus, but he could not see him because of the crowd, for he was short in stature....

  • Feast of All Saints


    Personal Reflection Gospel Reading Matthew 5:1-12 Jesus went up the mountain, and he began to teach them saying, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for...

  • Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed


    Personal Reflection Gospel Reading John 17:24-26 Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said: “Father, those whom you gave me are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my...

  • Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time


    Reflection 6 Gospel Reading Luke 20:27-38 Jesus said: “The children of this age marry and remarry; but those who are deemed worthy to attain the coming age and to the resurrection of the dead neither marry nor are...

  • Thurty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time


    Reflection 7 Gospel Reading Luke 21:5-19 Jesus said: “When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for such things must happen first, but it will not immediately be the end. Nations will rise...

  • The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King


    Reflection 8 Gospel Reading Luke 23:35-43 The rulers sneered at Jesus and said, “He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Christ of God.” Even the soldiers jeered at him. As they...

  • First Sunday of Advent


    Reflection 9 Gospel Reading Matthew 24:37-44 Jesus said to his disciples: “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. In those days before the flood, they were eating and...

  • Second Sunday of Advent


    Reflection 10 Gospel Reading Matthew 3:1-12 John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” It was of him that the prophet Isaiah had...

  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception


    Personal Reflection Gospel Reading Luke 1:26-38 The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name...

  • Third Sunday of Advent


    Reflection 11 Gospel Reading 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...

  • Fourth Sunday of Advent


    Reflection 12 Gospel Reading 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...

  • Christmas


    Personal Reflection Gospel Reading Luke 2:15-20 When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the...