As one might expect, the events of these past weeks have generated many news articles, reflections and statements from various branches of the Vincentian Family regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Since there is a continual flow of information into our site, we have grouped all these postings together in one place, hoping that this will make is easier to locate them and consult them.
Here are the links to the web pages with all the information that has already been published … it will be automatically updated each time new entries are published:
- Articles in English: https://famvin.org/en/tag/coronavirus/
- Articles in Spanish: https://famvin.org/es/tag/coronavirus/
- Articles in Portuguese: https://famvin.org/pt/tag/coronavirus/
- Articles in French: https://famvin.org/fr/tag/coronavirus/
- Articles in Italian: https://famvin.org/it/tag/coronavirus/
- Articles in Polish: https://famvin.org/pl/tag/koronawirus/
As efforts continue to be made in order to control this pandemic, let us remember the message that the Executive Committee of the Vincent Family published in the name of all the followers of Saint Vincent de Paul:
All the members of our spiritual family are called to collaborate actively to prevent the further spreading of this virus. As good citizens, let us contribute our grain of sand and promptly follow the directives and guidelines of those individuals ministering on the frontlines to alleviate and care for those who have been afflicted with this virus.
Let us trust in the intercession of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Saint Vincent de Paul and all the saints and blessed of the Vincentian Family and pray that this virus be conquered and that in a brief period of time the world situation might be better.
Vincentian Family Statement on the Pandemic Caused by COVID-19
Let us continue to pray daily for the speedy resolution of this pandemic:
Gracious God, protector of the defenseless,
look with compassion on your people
who are suffering from the dangers of this global pandemic.
Be compassionate toward us,
show us your infinite mercy
and guide the hands of those
who are attempting to overcome this situation!
Instill within us a spirit of generosity
so that we might know how to assist those who are weakest:
the elderly, the homeless and the impoverished …
those who bear the brunt of this crisis.
Let us approach these individuals
and assist them in these difficult times!
Protect the doctors and nurses
and all health-care professionals
who are on the frontlines of this pandemic!
Enlighten their minds
so that they might find a cure.
We ask all of this
through the intercession of Jesus Christ, your Son
Our Lord, the protector of those in need. Amen.