The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is inaugurating a new neighborhood-based initiative to find long-term solutions to the challenges of being poor.
“What is your Church doing now for those who are poor?” Frederic Ozanam and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul have been answering that question for almost 200 years. But it is a question for everyone … especially today!
Fidelity to our mission means that we are attentive to the needs of those who are poor … attentive to the needs related to their security (attentive to the dangers and privations that they encounter on a daily basis).
The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians—passed on from generation to generation—says that when you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. But moderns think they have better strategies.