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Parish Missions of the Vice-Province of SS. Cyril and Methodius

Parish Missions are one part of the charism of Congregation of the Mission. The Vice-Province of SS. Cyril and Methodius began to engage in Parish Missions in 2008. Fr. Paul Roche, CM founded the Mission Team. Initially, the Mission Team  consisted of  two persons, one a Vincentian Missionary  and the other a Daughter of Charity. […]

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International Student Youth Movement in Ukraine makes Plans #IamVincent

A Youth Movement is a decidedly Vincentian thing. Ever since the Blessed Mother told St. Catherine Labouré to get moving, we’ve been at it. Catherine wrote to Fr. Aladel: The Most Holy Virgin wants you to found an association of “Children of Mary.” You will be its superior, and to you and its members abundant […]

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Conference Connects Global Citizenship Education With Sustainable Development Goals

“A United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) Conference is scheduled May 30-June 1 in Gyeongju, South Korea,” says Sr. Catherine Prendergast, D.C., of the Vincentian Family delegation at the U.N. “We need new skills for new times – to foster greater respect and understanding between cultures, to give learners tools to make the most […]

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Why We Serve: Students Embrace the Mission

Why We Serve: giving testimony is part of saying #IamVincent. Thanks to Sister Pat Evanick, D.C., for bring this to our attention. Click on the name of each student to read their testimony. This past year, St. John’s students dedicated nearly 100,000 hours to service. Helping those in need is central to the University’s mission. […]

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How does SSVP Create Sustainable Communities?

One mattress at a time! A New Approach to Social Welfare: How St. Vincent de Paul Society Creates Sustainable Communities. By turning trash into revenue-producing businesses, St. Vincent de Paul Society (Lane County, Oregon) is simultaneously creating jobs for the unemployed and providing needed services to more than 84,000 people each year. Not to mention responding […]

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Generosity that is Eucharistic and priestly

Dying on the cross, Jesus consummates his generosity.  He thus stands out as the most compassionate of all, and the one and only supreme mediator between God and us. How admirable Jesus’ generosity!   Though rich, he becomes poor for our sake, so that by his poverty we may become rich.  Moreover, there is surely no […]

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Open reflections in the Year of Vincentian Collaboration (4)

4. On retirement and “early retirement” of family members… The bourgeois society in which we are immersed sneaks through the cracks of our familiar habitat, whether of one kind or another, of one branch or another.  Creeping all too frequently into our life, and our approach to it, is the worldly ideal that it is […]

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