Our Timeless Home Visit

by | Aug 5, 2022 | Formation, Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Why, in this day and age, do Vincentians serve primarily through home visits? For the same reason we have always done so.

“Knowledge of the poor and needy is not gained by poring over books or in discussions with politicians, but by visiting the slums where they live, sitting by the bedside of the dying, feeling the cold they feel and learning from their lips the causes of their woes.”
— Frédéric Ozanam

“When the help treats the poor man with respect, not only as an equal but as a superior, since he is suffering what perhaps we are incapable of suffering; since he is the messenger of God to us, sent to prove our justice and charity, and to save us by our works. Help then becomes honorable because it may become mutual, since every man who gives a word, an opinion, a comfort today, may have need of that same tomorrow.”
— Frédéric Ozanam

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