In July, nine men and women from VLM-USA traveled to Africa to work in communities in Jimma, Ethiopia, and Thigio, Kenya.
Maybe it is true… “the more things change, the more they stay the same”! But the Gospel continues to challenge us.
“But anything you do to ‘gather together all your sisters and brothers from all the nations,’ brings with it entrance into the Kingdom of God.”
Vincent and Louise, Frederick, and indeed all the great figures of our Vincentian heritage, were not afraid to ask what has become known as the Vincentian question, “What must be done?”
There is indeed a “second network of charity” within the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which we do not always understand or appreciate.