The Vincentian Family is a movement made up of more than 160 institutions and some 4,000,000 people who follow Jesus Christ, serving the poor, as did St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louise de Marillac and many other believers who, over the last four centuries, have enriched the Vincentian charism.
“Being Vincent de Paul” can prompt our reflection. The intent, however, should not be to compare ourselves to him but to allow our love for the poor to be inspired by his witness.
How far can you see? For a six-foot-tall person, the horizon is a little more than 3 miles away. On Mount Everest, the horizon is about 230 miles away.
Jesus is the meal to which we are all invited, so that we may not perish but have eternal life. Do we come to it wearing the proper attire? To enter God’s kingdom, it is not enough to be in a meal with Jesus, once, twice or more. He says so as he answers one who...
This series is a visual memory of the art exhibition “The Colors of Charity,” which was on exhibit from 15 December 2017 to 25 February 2018 at the Collegio Alberoni of Piacenza.
Throughout the more than 200 year history of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCN), friends from the broader community have walked beside the Sisters in their call to follow the charism of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac. From the earliest days, these partners have been integral to the SCN mission.
The Church teaches that Mary’s Assumption anticipates the resurrection and is a sign of hope and comfort for us all. In her life, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton continually relied on this certain hope, in the sure knowledge of Mary’s presence in eternity, body and soul.
The International Vincentian Family Office, responding to the requests of the Executive Committee, coordinates activities, provides information and offers formation experiences on the legacy and charism of St. Vincent de Paul to the various branches of the Vincentian Family around the world.
As we approach the 405th anniversary of the foundation of the first Confraternity of Charity (today the AIC) on August 23, let us learn from the example of St. Louise de Marillac, who was sent by St. Vincent de Paul to visit the Confraternities beginning in 1629....
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Post Adoption Services is hosting a Homecoming Mass and Reception for adopted persons who were placed from St. Vincent’s Orphanage in Chicago.
Special: Conflict in the Ukraine
As soon Ukraine was invaded, Depaul Slovakia started transporting humanitarian aid across the Slovakian border into Ukraine, the first organisation to do so.
I caught up with Father Vitaliy Novak, CM, Chair of Trustees at Depaul Ukraine at 4pm on a Wednesday afternoon, as he loaded the truck ready to depart further south
The invasion of Ukraine has made us think of the fragility of international relations, and the danger posed by oligarchies and autocratic governments.
We invite the worldwide Vincentian Family to again join in prayer with the Church for peace in Ukraine.
On March 10, the Department of Migrants and Refugees held a working meeting to prepare for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which will be celebrated on September 25.
Most refugees arrive by train, with nothing left. They are very exhausted. When the trains stop, the words “water” are heard from everywhere.
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