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Being Evangelized By The Poor
The phrase “the poor evangelize us” is an experience common to all who have encountered the poor.
Mindwalking Keeps Surprising Me
For me, ”mindwalking” is always a surprise!I never know where the surprise is hiding. I rarely end up where I thought I was going.
Visit of Superior General Father Tomáz Mavrič to Brazil – Encounters with the FAMVIN Branches
Fr. Tomáz Mavrič, CM the Superior General, visited Brazil in May 2023 for a meeting with FAMVIN branches.
Doctrine of Discovery and Its Implications!
As a member of the Vincentian Family Social Justice Advocates group, I am grateful that we have taken the time to delve more deeply into racism, white privilege, the legacy of Native American Boarding Schools in USA and Canada, and at our April meeting, the Doctrine of Discovery.
Creativity, a Vincentian Challenge
One evening in the early 1970s, Michael Pachovas and a few friends wheeled themselves to a curb in Berkeley, Calif., poured cement into the form of a crude ramp, and rolled off into the night.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Beloved Daughter and Woman of the Trinity
Through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we can rest in the community of love that is the Triune God.
A Vincentian View: Pentecost Season
We call the several weeks that follow the celebration of Christmas, the “Christmas Season.” Similarly, many weeks follow the solemnity of Easter, and we refer to this stretch as the “Easter Season.”
I Asked the Wrong Question About the Trinity
I never liked preaching on the Trinity. Few priests would place it at the top of their list of topics they like to preach about.
Table to Which Jesus Invites us
Jesus gives us his flesh to eat and his blood to drink. To sit down at his table means to be one with him and with others. Jesus tells the Jews, that is to say, the Jewish religious authorities, that the bread he will give is his flesh. This gives rise to a quarrel...
Special: Conflict in the Ukraine
Mykolaiv 2023: Video Made by the Youth who Took Part in the Convoy
In the video made by young people who participated in the #STOPTHEWARNOW convoy to Ukraine, from March 30 to April 3, we see images of war and destruction, but also of hope, joy of life, help, brotherhood, friendship.
Delivery of food, water purifiers and generators to Ukraine
Mykolaiv: the water treatment plant built with funds from the Italian National Federation of the St. Vincent de Paul Society was inaugurated and work has begun on a second plant.
Terni, Italy: Inauguration of an informational panel (an artistic work) on peace: “Free to dream, free to grow”
On Saturday, March 4, in the Ciaurro de Terni Park ( Italy ), a peace information panel (an artistic work) created by Ukrainian children attending the center Emporio Bimbi emporium of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, together with children of other nationalities and Vincentian youth.
Anna and Misha’s Story: Children are our Future
Meet Misha and Anna In our Kharkiv children’s centre, everyone knows 5-year-old Misha. “I’m not scared by the bombs,” Misha tells us. “Not scared at all.” His mother tells a different story. Misha used to hide under the table at the sound of the frequent air-raid...
From a Lone Lorry to Over 4000 Tons of Aid: Depaul Looks Back at an Extraordinary Year
February 24th was supposed to be like any other day. Then suddenly, for millions of Ukrainians, their world collapsed. “February 24th is a date I will remember for the rest of my life. You don’t know what to do except to run.” For 17 years, Depaul has been a lifeline...
“The playgrounds here are empty”: Ukrainians fear long term impact on children’s mental health after one year of war
For the past year, people in Ukraine have lived with bombings and missile attacks which have displaced millions, injured and killed thousands and left some too afraid to leave their bomb shelters.
Materials for a Vincentian Charism Retreat
On the occasion of the feast of Pentecost 2023, an international team from different branches of the Vincentian Family have published a guide for a personal retreat that can be done over the course of five days.
National Black Sisters’ Conference on the Murder of Tyre Nichols
The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth support the statement made by the National Black Sisters’ Conference (NBSC) on the death of Tyre Nichols.