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Kenya VLM: Blessed is the FRUIT of your Womb, Jesus

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the FRUIT of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. While in a small village in Kenya, Africa called Chepnyal with 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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In the Footsteps of Saint Justin

Young men and women have been walking in the footsteps of Saint Justin de Jacobis, together with native Vincentian priests, brothers and Daughters of Charity in Ethiopia. They are the Vincentian Lay Missionaries of the United States and Ireland. In Bahir Dar, VLM work at the Blessed Ghebre Michael Catholic School. The school is located […]

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Vincentians of Wherever: Our Vincentian Journey

As I sat and watched my almost 3-year-old daughter dancing back and forth about 50 times in our upstairs hallway Saturday morning, all I could think about was how wonderful God is to put me on the path I am on. The path that kept me in Western New York, close to family. The path […]

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Vincentian Lay Missionaries – severe drought in Ethiopia

Vincentian Lay Missionaries – severe drought in Ethiopia Our Vincentian Lay Missioners have been quite active in Ethiopia and drew attention to the suffering there in their Facebook page. Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in decades, with more than eight million people already in need of food assistance as a result of weather conditions that […]

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Vincentian Lay Missionaries celebrate 10 years

Vincentian Lay Missionaries celebrate 10 years – On June 27-28 VLM alumni and their families gathered in Chicago, IL to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Vincentian Lay Missionaries. There were people present who represented all the VLM sites and years. We spent our time together reconnecting, sharing our experiences with VLM and the experiences […]

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Providence and Vincentian Lay Missionaries

Providence. It is the word I give when asked how I connected to Vincentian Lay Missionaries (VLM) and Marillac St. Vincent Family Services (MSVFS). This idea of providence—the protective care of God—was taught to me by the Daughters of Charity and Congregation of the Mission when I was a Gateway Vincentian Volunteer (now Vincentian Mission […]

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