Evangelized By Those Who Are Poor

What is revealed to me through the lives of those living in poverty? Do I allow those who are poor to evangelize me? In this presentation we examine the saving power of those who live in poverty-– how our encounters with them and the example of their lives can evangelize us.

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Laundry Trucks: Providing Homeless with Clean Clothing

It seems like all types of mobile service trucks are popping up these days – starting long ago with the beloved ice cream truck and more recently food trucks, fashion trucks and now…laundry trucks? It’s not your typical mobile service truck, but it serves a much greater purpose. Two years ago, Lucas Patchett and Nicholas […]

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Three Takes on Being a Mystic: #2

Yesterday we examined the first of “three takes” on the idea of Vincent as a “mystic of charity.” Today we’ll look at the second. Don’t have the letter at hand? Click here for lots of versions, or click the image that follows for the recently published multi-language eBook. Got it? Okay, Take two, by Father […]

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Welcome to the World of “Both/And”: A Word for Leaders #IamVincent

Many have said that being Catholic means to adopt a position of “both/and”: grace and nature, present and future, corporal and spiritual. It shouldn’t be news to Vincentians. Often, the organizational demands placed upon leaders — and that includes Vincentian leaders — can frustrate the desire to see new and creative initiatives bear fruit. In […]

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Women are Active Agents of Peace and Development

Women Empowerment and Gender Equality are at the heart of the Transformative Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, adopted by 193 countries in September 2015. Agenda 2030 states, “The achievement of full human potential and of sustainable development is not possible if one half of humanity continues to be denied its full human rights and opportunities. […]

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Three Takes on Being a Mystic: #1

In his letter to the Vincentian Family for St. Vincent’s Feast, successor to St. Vincent Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, C.M., invited three Vincentians to explore three different views — three takes — on the idea of Vincent as a “mystic of charity.” Fr. Mavrič and .famvin have explored this theme before. It’s worth looking at the […]

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The Three Verbs of Systemic Change

What are the verbs of Systemic Change? Father Robert Maloney, C.M., former Superior General writes: Systematize, institutionalize and evaluate the project and its procedures, describing measurable indicators and results. In this strategy, all three verbs are important: First, systematize. Focus not just on the individual aspects of the problem, but on the system as a whole, […]

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Depaul Ukraine Prepares for the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul

Since last week, Depaul Ukraine has been preparing for the celebration of the anniversary of St. Vincent de Paul. According to their Facebook page, there have been many different activities going on to prepare for and celebrate the feast of St. Vincent de Paul: On September 19, a group volunteered to clean up the chapel […]

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