Monthly Archives: September 2014

St. Vincent de Paul: An Engagement of Stuctural Poverty Neither Statist Nor Individualist in Inspiration

// // // St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) – Feast Day September 27             For many Catholics, the name St. Vincent de Paul brings to mind the soup kitchens and clothing warehouses for the needy coordinated by chapters of the … Continue reading

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A Person of Her Time, A Saint for All Time

The pervasive sentiment among Cabrinian writers is that our namesake Saint is “not very quotable.” The common explanation for this (as if this is a flaw to be explained) is something usually to do with Mother Cabrini being “a woman … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ 10 Tips for a Happier Life

In a July 31, 2014 interview with the Argentine publication Viva, Pope Francis issued a list of 10 tips to be a happier person, based on his own life experiences. The Pope encouraged people to be more positive and generous, to turn … Continue reading

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Reflecting on an Education of the Heart: Gina Scarpello

When asked to describe what the phrase “Education of the Heart” means to her, Gina Scarpello, Director, Cabrini Mission Corps, said: “An education of the heart means learning through practice how to be in loving relationship with God, ourselves and others. … Continue reading

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Cabrini Action and Advocacy Coalition at work in Manhattan’s Lower East Side

Vincent Van Gogh is quoted as saying, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” This is certainly true about the issue of human trafficking. It will take  all of us doing something, even if it … Continue reading

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An Alumna Reflects on the Curriculum

This week’s post is provided by Clare Pressimone, ’14.  Clare is heading to Cambodia this November where she’ll serve as a Salesian Lay Missioner. Five years ago I was on track to becoming the next Indiana Jones (with less emphasis … Continue reading

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Survey on Catholic Social Teaching – The Call by Cardinal Turkson To Redouble Our Efforts to Make CST No Longer “The Catholic Church’s Best Kept Secret

The following are excerpts from a talk given by Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana in which he talks about a US survey, conducted by Andreas Widmer, the Mental Models Project – http://catholicmentalmodels.com/, about knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching.  Cardinal Turkson … Continue reading

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