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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11  They shall teach the little girls of the villages while they are there. They shall strive to train local girls to replace them at this task during their absence. They shall do all this for the love of God and without any remuneration (SWLM:729 [A.54]). These words of St. Louise de Marillac resonate […]

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Vincentian Family Event at the UN to Celebrate the 400th Anniversary of our Charism

Vincentian Family event at the UN to celebrate the 400th anniversary of our Charism Triad of Grassroots Engagement, Systemic change and Advocacy in the Eradication of poverty On February 1, 2017 during the 55th commission on social development, with the theme being “eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all,” the members of the Vincentian […]

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Raise Young Vincentians

Whenever we attend any Vincentian Family Gatherings, Matt and I always introduce our children (who are ages 3 and 1) as the littlest Vincentians of the Family. While we constantly have the “raise little Vincentians” voice in the backs of our heads, I wonder, do all Vincentians have this little voice in their heads? If not, […]

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North American Vincentian Family Gathering: Keynote Speakers and Workshop Announcements

The 2017 North American Vincentian Family Gathering (VFG) is a multi-day conference to build community, conversation, and systemic change around the realities of migration in North America. The Gathering will include the voices of immigrants and refugees, two keynote presenters, and five workshops. Two Keynote Presenters: Dr. Victor Carmona is Assistant Professor of Moral Theology […]

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End Poverty in all its forms by 2030: Implement Social Protection Floors

The Global Community has an ambitious agenda to transform our world by 2030 – “we are determined to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.” (Transforming our world: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable […]

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The Vincentian Family is Present at the UN

As a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul team, I’d like to say a few words about our part of this important family journey. The Vincentians in NYC recently hosted our new President General, Renato Lima de Oliveira, the 16th President General of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Renato is a […]

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A Model of Vincentian Leadership and Transition

As everyone knows the United States of America is in the midst of a major transition in leadership and a vision of leadership itself. I could not help but reflect on the major transition of leadership and the vision of leadership reflected in SVDP CEO Dave Barringer’s recent column “From Your Servant Leader.” Now that is in […]

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Where Are the Young Leaders?

The young leaders are here! Meet Remberth Alonso Falla Zuloeta, of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Perú. He’s been a local conference leader, a national formator, and now is a member of the team of the Vincentian Family Collaborative Action Program, promoting collaboration for systemic change. He also co-edits the Spanish language […]

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