Amanda Kern writes….”Nobody uses snail mail anymore. That’s a generally accepted fact here in the United States and probably around the world. USPS is declining in business, we get more than a handful of emails a day but all the snail mail we get is junk mail, and we’re more likely to send birthday cards with [...]
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The hottest site on the internet at the moment is Pinterest. By its nature it is hard to describe. But if you want an idea of how it can be used in ministry vinMORE’s attempt at a “board”. THis is one of the many channel’s being used in the six week discussion of creative use [...]
This picture from a church site in England got me thinking. Would Jesus use a mobile phone? What about Vincent, Louise, Frederic, or Elizabeth? They all used the tools of their time. St. Vincent wrote some 30,000 letters! Imagine if he texted! I suspect he would be using a cell phone big time! But how? Would he [...]
On February 14, 2012, Catholic Social Ministry Gathering participants will be advocating on Hill. The following Hill Notes and Backgrounders will prepare you to effectively articulate the Catholic position on the following legislative priorities: International Legislative Priorities: Hill Notes on Protecting Poverty-Focused International Assistance Backgrounder on International Assistance While the Church recognizes the need to [...]
The Vincentian Family, led by the Vincent dePaul Society, is well represented at the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering this week in Washington. For the “homebound” there is a way to follow a good bit of the action via Facebook and Twitter (#csmg). This is a good chance to begin exploring how social media can be [...]
The following reflections begins by looking at the ways the different branches of the VIncentian Family define their ministry. It then addresses who are these poor men and women who are referred to in all the mission statements of the branches of the Vincentian Family? The next installment look at the way in which Vincent de Paul [...]
The website of the Sisters of Charity Federation provides stories of the members of the Sisters of Charity of New York, Sisters of Charity of Halifax, Sisters of Charity of Convent Station, NJ , Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, KS and Daughters of Charity,who have ministered. Do you have a story to share? Let us hear it! Click [...]
A pair of recent studies spell out the challenges followers of Vincent, Louise, Elizabeth and Frederic face today. A Lilly Foundation sponsored study focuses on Catholic parish life. A Barna Group study provides a picture of the broader Christian landscape by tracking the changes among the four out of 5 American who consider themselves Christian. [...]
Click on this YouTube link to view the latest video from the Daughters of Charity YouTube channel. It is a reflection on “The mission of the Daughters of Charity is to serve Christ in persons who are poor.” Related FAMVIN Posts:Letter Writing: A Long Lost Ministry of WordsCongratulations Sr. Liz!The heart of a Daughter of [...]
“We just hadn’t paid too much attention to the spirituality of our leaders,” saidÂ (Daughter of Charity) Mary Kay Tyrell, chief mission and ministry officer for St. Thomas Health Services. “We just assumed that if we hired them, they were there by choice.” Related FAMVIN Posts:Letter Writing: A Long Lost Ministry of WordsTexas Bishop lauds [...]
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