Fr. Patrick Flanagan, CM offers a concise overview of the context and content of the historic Vincentian Family Collaborative Action Project… “It is awfully cold, damp, and most days raining. The weather actually has been a boost for the intense program that begins at 7:00 am most days and stretches till about 5 or so. It [...]
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As we approach Memorial Day a Pennsylvania newspaper salutes the Daughters of Charity who served as nurses during the Civil War. “When the Daughters of Charity awakened June 27, 1863, the pastoral grounds of their Emmitsburg, Md,. property had become a Union Army encampment for thousands of Union Army officers and men destined to [...]
How many people, beyond the Superior General, can you recognize in this opening video from the Vincentian Family Collaborative Action Program in Paris? They came from Africa (Egypt, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar), others from Americas (USA, Haiti) Canada and Australia and Cook Islands. Some come from Asia (Lebanon, Philippines, Korea) and Europe (France, Slovenia, Poland, [...]
SVDP President Sheila Gilbert writes… Debate Begins on Cuts to SNAP – Dear Vincentians and Supporters of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Please pardon these back-to-back alerts, but Congress is moving quickly on issues of concern to those we serve. Last year Congress chose to extend the current Farm Bill for one year [...]
Many members of the Vincentian Family are familiar with the Vincentian-themed art of Mickey McGrath. Here is a quick video that takes you inside his studio and art. Vincent Vincent and Louise Francis deSales and Vincent Elizabeth Seton Related FAMVIN Posts:Vincent writes a letter to his younger self?Vincentian Hobbits – Unexpected JourneysVincentian Family [...]
See the Chapel of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Rue du Bac, Paris through the eyes of the participants of Vincentian Family Collaborative Action Program (VFCAP). Almost 50 people from different continents, countries, Family branches and organizations gathered in Motherhouse of the Congregation of the Mission in Paris with enthusiasm and one concern: how to [...]
Sheila Gilbert, President of the St. Vincent dePaul Society USA, writes “Your invovlement is needed as Immigration Committee Begins Discussion” Dear Vincentians, The Senate Judiciary Committee will resume its work on the Immigration Reform bill on May 20. The chairman of the committee, Senator Patrick Leahy, told members to be prepared for late evening sessions, [...]
From Thomas Zielinski … Participants of Vincentian Family Collaborative Action Program (VFCAP) gathered in the Chapel of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Rue du Bac, Paris on Tuesday Evening, May 21. They came to this special place for time of prayer and contemplation, a spiritual exercise which always helps recognize and build up the Vincentian [...]
In what amounts to a case study of the importance of water even in the United States, a former Daughter of Charity is forced to empty life savings for running water. Follow her story of how it cost more than $50,000 to end a month without water and get water running again… for now. GOLDEN [...]
Everybody is convinced something very special and very good is happening in Paris these days. Toma Zelinski of Poland reports (with an echo of Pentecost)….Sunday, May 19, 2013 was an opening day of Vincentian Family Collaborative Action Program session. Almost 50 people from different continents, countries, Family branches and organizations gathered in Motherhouse of the [...]
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