Justice Matters – Vincentian Perspectives

by | Feb 12, 2014 | Justice and Peace

Vincentian Partnership social justice


Ireland: Brief of Irish organisation’s expertise both in terms of main activities the Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice has facilitated an Active Citizenship/Voter Education Programme with approximately 400 community groups and has trained approximately 150 community workers/leaders in facilitating the programme. The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice has played a leading role in establishing the National Active Citizenship Network – the members of which actively promote active citizenship/voter education (participation in the democratic electoral process) and ongoing participation in civic society. Both the Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice and the National Active Citizenship Network are non-party political.

The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice consists of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, The Vincentian Congregation,The Daughters of Charity and The Sisters of the Holy Faith.

The Vincentian Partnership was established in 1996 to work for social and economic change tackling poverty and exclusion.


  • Continue work on developing data for a living wage
  • Completing work on households with an adult child
  • Facilitate workshops in preparation for Local and EU Elections 2014

Frederic Ozanam  – Annual Lecture 2013

The 2nd Annual Frederic Ozanam Lecture on 24th Oct 2013 was attended by 85 members of the Vincentian Family. The opening reflection and presentations showed the relevance for today of Frederic Ozanam’s understanding of causes for poverty. For him the main questions related to poverty was a political and social one. It continues to remain so.

pdfProgramme for Lecture

pdfOpening Prayer and Reflection –  Sr. Veronica Maguire CHF

pdfOzanam for All – Sr. Claire Sweeney DC

                                                        Frederic Ozanam Stories by Sr. Claire Sweeney D.C.

In Preparation for the Second Centenary Celebration of the  Birth of Frederic Ozanam we will give a bird’s eye view of his story in monthly instalments’ 
pdfFrederic Ozanam  Early Childhood 

pdfA New Boy at the Royal College 

pdfIn Paris, Winning the Mind of Intellectual France for God 

pdfFrederic Ozanam meets Rosalie Rendu 

pdfFrederic Ozanam and Social Justice 

pdfEarly Days of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Difficult Decisions    

pdfFrederic Ozanam and the Way of St Vincent de Paul  

The Global Reality of Human Trafficking  Sr. Clare Nolan D.C.

Bendict xvi  encyclicals caritas in veritate

Pope Benedict’s message for the World Day of Peace 2013

Reflection for Lent 2012 – Sr. Claire Sweeney D.C.

The Seven Last Words of Jesus – Franciscans International

 What is The Principle Object of SVP – Larry Tuomey SVP

 The non- reducible, non-reusable, non-recyclable,  gift of Christmas – Sr. Susan Jones Dec 2011

 I came that you may have life and have it to the full  – Sr. Susan Jones, September 2011

 A Human Rights Approach to Socal Justice and Spirituality – Sr. Susan Jones July, 2011

 Is Debt a Justice Issue – Sr. Susan Jones, May 2011   

 Consequences of Voting – Thinking Anew  – Irish Times 29.1.2011

 Summary –  Seeds of Hope Stories of Systemic Change – Fr. Myles Rearden CM

 Jesus Christ and Social Justice  – Joseph Cunningham CM

 Reflections on Vincentian Spirituality – Bernadette Mary Dempsey C.H.F.

 Frederic Ozanam – Maura Mulhall SVP

 Frederic Ozanam – Larry Tuomey SVP

 St. Vincent de Paul – His Spirituality and Mission – Aine O’Brien D.C.

 Feast of St. Vincent Prayer and Reflection

 Margaret Aylward Foundress of The Sisters of The Holy Faith

The Parables of Jesus– Bernadette Geraghty C.H.F.

 The Paschal Mystery in The lives of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac – Anne Neylon D.C.

 Sin – Personal and Social and The Work for Justice – Joan Carey C.H.F

 Prayer and Reflection and The Work for Justice – Bernadette Mac Mahon D.C.

 Vincentian Spirituality – Poverty in The World – The Different Forms of Poverty – Mizael Donizetti Poggioli CM

 The Excluded and Unknown  -Our Struggle for Social Justice in the 21st Century  – Dr. John Falzon CEO, SVP Australia

 Signifcance for SVP Society -Feast of The Visitation – Robert P. Maloney, C.M.

 If Jesus was teaching today – Susan Jones C.H.F.

Spirituality – Catholic Social Teaching

Ten Foundational Principles in the Social Teaching of the Church

Catholic Social Teaching – Terminology

 The VPSJ Gathering  on May 15th 2010

Powerpoint Presentation  – Dr. John Sweeney NESC

Handout – Spiritual Experiences & Moral Values Fr. Donal Dorr

Prayers and Reflections

We are Christ’s Hand and Feet on Earth



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