A video called “Seeing the Unseen” from the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco shows how Vincentians are serving the homeless population and lets us hear from some of their clients.
Gilmara, who previously had no source of income, has now become a confectioner. She sells decorated cakes.
We must be clear that the 21st century Vincentian is different from our predecessors. We cannot “do charity” in the same way as 10, 20 or 50 years ago.
June 24, feast of Saint John the Baptist, would have been a memorable day if it were not for the sad reality that many people in Pernambuco faced.
At the same time that we achieve “unity in diversity,” another unfoldment automatically takes place: the search for holiness.
At the Ozanam Centre in Sant’Antimo, we find children with sad stories, where the volunteers’ can give them confidence and courage to move forward.