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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.

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Cooking up Charity in New Orleans

Such is the title of a brief article describing the collaboration of members of the Federation of the Sisters of Charity. Sr. Renee Rose (a Daughter of Charity), Sr. Monica (Sister of Charity of Cincinnati) and Sr. Claire (Sister of Charity of New York) are the first...

Blessed Rosalie filled with Soul Fire

February 7 marks the feast of Blessed Rosalie Rendu, DC, a woman whose soul was on fire. Her passion is celebrated in a four part series “SoulFire”. It was she who lit the fire of Blessed Fredric Ozanam's commitment to serve the who are poor and marginalized. Soulfire...

Great news from Zafen! Getting it done!

"MercyCorps is lending 50% of the outstanding loan amounts to all Zafen projects currently on the site, up to 15,000 dollars. Their generosity is made possible thanks to support from Western Union, and because no current loan requests exceed $30,000, each loan will be...

What Does Renewal Mean to Me in 2011?

Here is the take of  Bea Garza, South Central SVDP Region Formation Committee... "... as in the past, we seek transformation to a better way of practicing and delivering our services. One approach, to be introduced in 2011, is the systemic change approach. We're all...

There ought to be a law against that!

If you have ever thought that it might be helpful to realize the advocacy is the legal and peaceful means we have to say There ought to be a law against that! The Voice of the Poor website of the Ontario Regional Council of the SVDP offers some perspectives and,...

‘We are Egyptians, not Muslims.’

As massive demonstrations moved into their second week in Cairo  the Vatican’s top ambassador Archbishop Fitzgerald said the demonstrations have been remarkably free from religious overtones and that there are many signs of Christians and Muslims working...

SSVDP France reorganizes, names new President

Following the unification of the two main Associations that make up our organisation in France, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in France elected Bruno Dardelet as President of the new entity. The French Interior Minister approved the amalgamation of the French...

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