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Now is the Day of the Resurrection and the Life

Jesus is the resurrection and life here and now for those who truly believe in him. We now experience in this earthly life anxieties, adversities, miseries and tragedies.  These things, however, should not worry us nor make us lose our peace.  In this regard, the key is to ground ourselves in the words of Jesus […]

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SSVP Celebrates 170th Anniversary in Canada

Jesus reminded us that “the poor will always be among us” [Deuteronomy 15:11]. Frederic Ozanam formed the Conference of Charity in 1833 on the evening of his 20th birthday. Two years later, the name was changed to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP). The organization grew, and 13 years later the first SSVP […]

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God Speaks to Us Through Our Senses – Peace is Possible

God Speaks to Us Through Our Senses – Peace is Possible – Drink Up – A Cultivated Heart Vincentian Day of Prayer and Fast God Speaks to Us Through Our Senses Sometimes you hear a voice. No! You are not crazy. If we can see God in all things around us, then if we become […]

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March 25: Establishment of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

In 1809, the Sisters of Charity were founded by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, MD. Four of the Sisters started a mission in Cincinnati in 1829. By 1852, Mother Margaret Farrell George had founded the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Her story is told in the YouTube video below. It is very moving to […]

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Vincentians of Wherever: Fran Boltz has been Serving for Nearly Two Decades

Walk into Bailo Hall, up a flight of stairs, around the corner, and who will you see? Sitting behind a desk surrounded by pictures of students and numerous awards acknowledging her service will be Fran Boltz, current Learn and Serve director and future IMPACT director at Niagara University. Boltz, a member of the Niagara community […]

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New Executive Director for the Sisters of Charity Federation

The Sisters of Charity Federation is pleased to announce that Sister Grace Hartzog, a Sister of Charity of Seton Hill, has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Federation, effective September 5, 2017. In this capacity she will represent the two provinces of the Daughters of Charity and eleven congregations of Sisters of Charity […]

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Solidarity as a mindset

The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism • Part 6 • Solidarity As A Mindset #famvin400

This is the sixth of a series of formation packages meant for individual or group study based upon “The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism in light of the Social Doctrine of the Church” by Sr. María Pilar López. Pope Francis has written, “The word ‘solidarity’ is a little worn and at times poorly understood, […]

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