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Connect and Learn: MISEVI

Mi.Se.Vi., Misioneros Seglares Vicencianos, is the youngest member of the Vincentian Family. Their history began in the summer of 1984 when young people from the VMY (Vincentian Marian Youth) were sent by Spain to Honduras. Some of these young people offered to give more time to the mission and, in 1987, the first VMY Permanent […]

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Knowing Vincent

“Knowing Vincent”  is the latest reflection in Father Patrick Griffin’s series on Considering Consecrated Life. In the past month, I have been in a number of places where a particular presence has caught my eye.  I have noticed on many shelves the fourteen volumes of Saint Vincent de Paul: Correspondence, Conferences, Documents.  This collection is […]

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A Ministry that Almost Never Happened – Thomas Judge, CM

Thomas Judge, CM was a dedicated missionary, a man of faith and action. He disturbed the religiously complacent with his thoughts and plans concerning what more could be done for the Church and souls. His avowed purpose was to make every Catholic a missionary. In so many ways, he foreshadowed Pope Francis and the call to go […]

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Solving Poverty: A Revolutionary Approach

Systemic change has many names. This article “The Rise of Antipoverty Relational Work” uses terminology, “relational work”, not familiar to most in the Vincentian Family, to describe nonprofits revolutionary change in approach to solutions to poverty. Whatever the name, the emphasis is on going from a “transactional” to a “transformational” mode that is oriented to […]

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If you were President, how would you act to fight poverty?

If you were President, how would you act to fight poverty? Candidates for the Republican and Democratic presidential nomination are responding to a call from more than 100 Christian leaders, including CCUSA’s President and CEO, Sr. Donna Markham, to the question“What would you do as president to offer help and opportunity to hungry and poor […]

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USCCB-CCUSA Letter To Congress Regarding Fair And Just Wages

The leaders of the USCCB-CCUSA write a letter to Congress regarding Fair And Just Wages July 28, 2015 Dear Representative/Senator: On behalf of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Charities USA, we write to lift up the struggles of low-wage workers and their […]

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Vincentian Perspectives on Evangelization

Father Celestino Fernández, CM presented Vincentian Perspectives on Evangelization in the context of his presentation “Vincentian Contributions to the New Evangelization”. The full talk was presented to the participants gathered at the IV General Assembly of the Vincentian Marian Youth in Salamanca, July 25, 2015 Here are some highlights from the full text… SOME POINTS OF EMPHASIS FOR […]

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