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.
On Thursday, October 28, the Vincentian Family at the UN presented a Parallel Event of Urban October, “What Happens When People Have Housing? Better City—Better Life.”
There’s an instinct to idealize the saints as entirely different from the rest of us, off in another league at some unattainable level of holiness and favor with God.
It is only in my later years that I have realized how he has influenced the Church of today!
Jesus wholly offers himself to take away our sins. In this sacrifice shares the widow who gives all she has to live on. In the Bible, as we know, to be a widow, orphan or a foreigner means, in general, to be poor. That is why the generosity of the widow of Zarephath...
Vincent de Paul would suffer all his life from the obsession to put the entire Church at the service of the poor.
What is the goal of a Vincentian? To meet God in the service of those who need it most. But being a Vincentian is a community vocation.
According to a report of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), 2,500 million tons of food are thrown into the garbage.
Fr. Rooney’s teacher, Sr. Loretto Gettemeier, D.C., told him, “Events are revelations of the Will of God and contribute to the unfolding of God’s Plan. Look at what is occurring…”
Noel was at home, looking forward to a quiet Christmas with his little dog, Rosie, when he got the crushing news from his landlord — Noel had to leave his home…
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