The International Vincentian Family website, http://famvin.org, is publishing stories of young adults who have been captivated and formed in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul.
Called, “#IamVincent”, this project was launched to allow young Vincentians to connect with the experiences of others throughout the Vincentian world. Articles that are stories of service, spiritual reflections, analyses of social problems with suggested responses – all are welcome. Especially important are the testimonies of young people (either during or after their University experience), to be published in a second series called ‘Vincentians of Wherever,” which will help other young people claim their Vincentian identity.
An introduction to the project and how it fits into the Year of Mercy can be found at http://famvin.org/en/2016/01/31/a-world-of-merciful-vincentians/
A selection of already published articles can be seen at http://famvin.org/en/tag/iamvincent and http://famvin.org/en/tag/vincentians-of-wherever/. Many of these articles are translated into Spanish as well at http://famvin.org/es/tag/yosoyvicente and http://famvin.org/es/tag/vicencianos-por-doquier
#IamVincent is coordinated by Vincentian missionary Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. The Vincentian family website (in English – http://famvin.org/en) is edited by Western New Yorkers Elizabeth and Matt Astridge.
Contact Aidan at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit material. Submissions can be 500-1000 words or more. Please send a simple, unformatted text file (.txt,.rtf, .docx, .pages, .odf) and one or two medium-high quality photos as separate attachments.