Let’s be clear! Systemic Change goes back to Vincent’s earliest days at Chatillon when he organized the relief efforts for the sick family. What is new is our rediscovery of our Vincentian heritage.
Four hundred years later the story St. Vincent’s sermon at Chattilon is still being told. But it is a story with even wider implications. The story of that sermon at Chatillon is the foundation story for what we call today systemic change.
Pope Francis’ Imagery and the Vincentian “Both/And”
Generations have done the same thing in spite of the fact there was no longer any necessity for doing it that way. It was just “the way I have always done it.”