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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Pope's Lenten Message 2011

Benedict XVI is proposing a journey with the Word of God this Lent and a deepening in the mystery of baptism. The Pope's Lenten Message was released with a theme from Colossians: "You were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him." The...

Collaboration Part II

The International Daughters of Charity Site continues their "Focus On" series with a story about co-operation between the Daughters of Charity and the St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia. The Daughters of Charity in Australia have a long history of collaboration...

New appointments for International SVDP

The international site of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has announced the following appointments and structures. París, 21 January 2011 THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETYOFFICE Under the chairmanship of President General: Michael Thio Vice General Chair: Brian O'Reilly...

Giving someone in poverty a voice…literally

Have you ever used the phone? Now you can use it "report in" as the "voice of the poor" on the Internet. Just call a tool-free number, speak and then hang up. Voila! You have  created and posted a podcast. "But wait, there is more..." You can literally give someone in...

The Robin Hood Tax

The Robin Hood Tax

Around the world, momentum is building behind a tiny tax on bankers that could generate billions of dollars to help with problems at home and overseas. It has been given different names in different countries – the ‘Robin Hood’ tax in the United...

Did you know…?

This factsheet presents a quick overview of recent cross-cutting Urban Institute research on poverty, including 13 key points on poverty's effects on immigration, health care, children, infants with depressed mothers, employment, assets, and neighborhoods. One in an...

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