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.
It was an Irish celebration. But it was a profound celebration of a faith that goes far beyond just people of Irish heritage. It touched me deeply.
Being Vincentian is much more than a volunteer: it is a vocation. It is a purpose in life.
In 1863 St. Francis Xavier was the first to throw open it’s doors to welcome wounded men from both armies. Who answered the call from both armies? Sisters.