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‘Accompaniment’ Spiritually Underpins Sisters’ Missions in Haiti

Accompanying people means being available to hear people’s problems, offering advice when asked, and prodding when necessary. A small mission run by two sisters based in La Tremblay, outside Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, has established a medical clinic serving dozens of families, assists a school program for about 90 elementary-age children, and created a microlending […]

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An Historic Encounter: the Commissions of the Vincentian Family Meet in Rome

“An historic encounter:” that’s what it was called by Joe Agostino C.M. (the Vincentian Family Office Coordinator) and Aidan Rooney CM (Coordinator of .famvin, the web and social media services of the Family), the two organizers of the meeting. And it was “in fact the first time that the four committees met” to promote mutual […]

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The Charity of Christ Urges Them: The Daughters of Charity, Caribbean Province, in Haiti

This past October, Category 5 hurricane Matthew struck our brother* country of Haiti, leaving behind death and devastation with incalculable economic loss. Groups of people and communities were cut off due to flooding of rivers and destruction of bridges caused by the meteorological phenomenon, and as well hundreds of churches, houses and schools were left […]

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Niagara Student Spends her Summer Volunteering at School in Haiti #IamVincent

The poorest of the poor in Haiti have dreams too, and Brianna Smith was there to support them. Smith, 20, a parishioner at St. Joseph’s Church in Camillus and a senior at Niagara University, spent seven weeks of her vacation this summer teaching at a summer camp in the Caribbean nation. By Tom Maguire of […]

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Your Best Hope is the Sisters

Your Best Hope is the Sisters

“If you want to make an impact on maternal and child health around the world, in truly vulnerable communities, your best hope is the sisters,” said Tim Bilodeau, former executive director of Medicines for Humanity. Global Sisters Report tells the story which in this case features Daughters of Charity in the Dominican Republic. Seven people […]

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Get to Know Our Vincentian Family Leaders – Regine Theodat

Enjoy this 15-minute podcast interview between Vincentian Family Haiti Initiative Leader Regine Theodat and Dr. Felicia Townsend on Professor Credo ® Working Your Law Degree: Regine Theodat, a Haitian-American lawyer, left a complex criminal and civil legal practice in Boston, Massachusetts and relocated to Haiti in 2010. She currently serves as the national coordinator of […]

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VFHI Business Advisory Group Gathering

On April 30, all members of the Vincentian Family Haiti Initiative (VFHI) Business Advisory Group gathered in Germantown, PA at the Vincentian Family Office for their biannual meeting. This committee includes St. Vincent de Paul leadership throughout the United States who responded to our invitation for business expertise in developing our systemic change initiatives for […]

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