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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.
The FAMVIN Digital Network serves the Vincentian Family with news, media, formation resources and more. Learn more about who we are and what we offer.
‘Netweaving’ not networking: perspectives from the International Journal on Homelessness conference
For Matthew Carter, CEO of Depaul International, one term stuck with him, summing up how the International Journal on Homelessness conference builds a global community with the shared agenda of ending homelessness.
Keeping the Ship Afloat in Lebanon
A letter from Sister Elisabeth about her struggles working at a hospital in Lebanon.
To school every day
Empower Together Kenya believes in the power of these girls. Already during the workshops, their enthusiasm about this idea is evident, and they are determined to share the knowledge gained with other girls.
Five Faces of St. Louise de Marillac
In this presentation, Father Robert Maloney, C.M. writes of the Five Faces of St. Louise de Marillac (Feast Day: May 9).
Could You Be Convicted of “Mercying?”
Over 50 years ago, a university student showed me a card. “If being a Christian were a capital offense, would there be enough evidence to convict you?”
The privilege of being part of the Vincentian Family Justice Representatives also involves a serious responsibility to learn and grow with issues of social justice.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and the Lightness of Divine Mercy
For humans, finding a balance between justice and mercy is always difficult. But St. Elizabeth Ann Seton understood that God’s grace transcends earthly limits, and allows mercy to fall lightly from heaven on our hearts and minds.
Paying It Forward (Acts 2:42-47)
In the Acts of the Apostles, we come across a behavior that is not quite self-explanatory.
Are There Any Roads You Have Not Taken?
Today I ask are there any roads I didn’t take… or maybe not followed far enough?
Special: Conflict in the Ukraine
Six Months of Ukraine War Brings Exhaustion, Trauma and Fear
6 months on from the invasion of Ukraine on Wednesday 24th August, aid agency Depaul Ukraine is calling for urgent funds as thousands face exhaustion, trauma and fear at the bitter winter which lies just a few short weeks away.
The Superioress General Sister Françoise Petit, D.C. visited Ukraine
On August 26-28, 2022, Superioress General of the Daughters of Charity Sister Françoise Petit visited most of the communities of the Daughters of Charity in Ukraine. She was accompanied on the trip by, among others, Sister Hanna Cybyla, General Councilor for the...
DePaul International: Update on Ukraine (April 14)
Around 7.1 million people have been displaced internally, and 4.3 million have fled across international borders, bringing the total number of people displaced by the conflict to a staggering 11.4 million.
“A rain of miraculous medals pours over Ukraine” – Aleteia.org
The website Aleteia reports that a woman from France has intervened in the war by sending “a shower of miraculous medals” throughout the war-torn country of Ukraine.
Donations to Ukraine
As the war in Ukraine continues, so do the tragedies which result from it: displacement, hunger, lack of access to medical needs, and the list goes on and sinfully on.
All of a Sudden…
We are witnessing the high price to be paid for freedom, and the slow and arduous road to building peace through dialogue and negotiation.
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