Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today introduced an Internet-based mapping tool that pinpoints the location of “food deserts” around the country and provides data on population characteristics of census tracts where residents have limited access to affordable and nutritious foods. Visit the online Food Desert Locator, developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service [...]
Archive | July, 2011
From CJ WIlle and the Sisters of Charity NGO… The United Nations and You September 2011 “11 Days of Global Unity”, first started by We, The World, is expanding this year to mark the tenth anniversary of the tragic events surrounding September 11, 2001 and the thirtieth anniversary of the UN resolution creating the International Day [...]
de Paul University has released on online in its entirety the award winning DVD. ‘“Vincent de Paul: Charity’s Saint” in a providential anticipation of Vincentian Family international leaders call to “Harvest the Fruits of the 350th Anniversary Year”. Many have seen the powerful trailer released earlier. Now the whole video is available in chapter format suitable for [...]
“…this year, (OSV) in recognition of the Internet’s ever-growing presence in our lives — not just in our home and office computers, but in our cars, our TVs, our phones, our pockets and our purses — we’re taking a look at the apps, e-books, e-newsletters, Twitter feeds and other electronic amenities that bring us news [...]
Artemisia is a miracle cure for malaria which is a killer disease in the area. Sister Anjana SCN cultivates artemisia around her health center in small scale to promote its use among the simple villagers who succumb to malaria in large numbers every year. Sister Anjana Kunnath, SCN, and her team demonstrated the importance of artemisia medicinal plants [...]
Avert Financial Catastrophe While Keeping a Safety Net in Place Joe Flanagan, President of the SVDP USA writes, “It’s time for a preferential option for those living in poverty! Dear Vincentians, Our elected representatives are debating serious issues regarding our national debt. At the same time, those discussions could have serious — and negative — [...]
Sister Maria Liebeck, D.C. offers 21 original Notecards on Vincentian themes. Click on Liebeck-notecards to download a pdf with graphics of all 21 and information about how to purchase them. Here are some samples… Related FAMVIN Posts:Something new is happening … in ParisVincentian Family Visits China VinMore Pinterest mobile resourcesPraying for Building Bridges , Systemic ChangeVincentian [...]
The YouTube video “The Windows and Doors of Nazareth” highlights beautiful architectural features of structures located on the grounds of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCN) in Nazareth, KY. The community was established in 1812 and moved to the present location, 2 miles north of Bardstown, KY, in 1922. The featured structures include the [...]
The LA TImes reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa— Famine is a very technical term — unless you’re one of those walking for weeks in a last-ditch hope to save your family. For months, people have been trudging out of the desert, leaving their dead children behind and carrying those who have managed to survive. On Wednesday, [...]
Four goes into one… Four US Provinces to Form the Province of St. Louise—562 Sisters Now One Community in Service to the Poor This is more than a unification story. This is more than a story about women who—for centuries—have cared for the poorest of the poor. This is a story about the future, about [...]
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