Some 731,000 children in Australia are reported to be below the poverty line and on any given night, 116,000 people...
Vinnies Catholic Organization in Australia Has Its Own Recording Studio
by .famvin | Jun 24, 2018 | News
St. Vincent de Paul Society may be best known for its charity initiatives – and its sustainable fashion – but it’s...
Vincentian Centre – St Vincent de Paul Society
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Jun 21, 2018 | Formation, Reflections
What does the Vincentian centre do? A short video to illustrate how Vinnies SA Australia provides over 17,000 safe nights sleep & meals.
Where in the World are Vincentians? – Try Oceania
by John Freund, CM | Aug 2, 2015 | News, Vincentian Family
Where in the world are Vincentians? - Try Oceania - In this case Vincentians refers to the Congregation of the Mission rather than the Society of St. Vincent dePaul. For information about what they are doing visit their website http://vincentians.org.au/ or try their...
Vinnies and Jesuits agree on structural issues behind poverty
by John Freund, CM | Jul 30, 2015 | Justice and Peace, News
Vinnies and Jesuits agree ... Vinnies has thrown its support behind a landmark report which looked at structural issues behind poverty in Australia the entrenched disadvantage that is affecting a number of communities around the country. Dropping off the Edge 2015...
Australia mourns passing of Vincentian leader Tony Thornton
by John Freund, CM | Jul 23, 2015 | News, Vincentian Family
Tony Thornton, former National President of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia, died suddenly on Saturday 11 July 2015. After the words of Bl. Frederick, ‘Charity is the Samaritan who pours oil on the wounds of the traveller who has been attacked. It is the...
Nine day novena to St. Vincent
by John Freund, CM | Jul 15, 2015 | Daughters of Charity, Formation
Nine days of quotes from, and prayers to, Saint Vincent de Paul, courtesy of the Daughters of Charity of Australia. Choose either the full desktop version or the mobile-friendly version of this presentation. Editor's note: Some may remember that St. Vincent's feast...
A Daughter of Charity reflects on simplicity
by John Freund, CM | Jul 14, 2015 | Formation, Reflections
SIMPLICITY AND LIFE’S JOURNEY Essay on_Simplicity by Sister Thérèse Haywood DC, Province of Australia Simplicity comes from the Latin roots sine (without) and caries (decay), or sine and cero (to smear or coat). Therefore we gain the understanding of simplicity as...
1,243 CEOs sleepout, raise almost $6,000,000
by John Freund, CM | Jun 23, 2015 | News
1,243 CEOs sleepout, raise almost $6,000,000. These are the impressive stats from the annual SVDP CEO Sleepout in Australia! And the final count is not in. The city of Adelaide had to postpone their event. It could be well over 6 million! On the 18th June 1300 CEOs...
Bringing visibility to the poor – Vinnies CEO
by John Freund, CM | Jun 11, 2015 | News
“Advocacy in Australia is enormously important,” Dr Falzon says warning that if we allow governments to try to shut down advocacy, or shoot the messengers, we do so at our own peril as a society.
‘We have only one enemy. It is called inequality’ SSVP
by John Freund, CM | May 22, 2015 | News, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
SSVP CEO – ‘We have only one enemy. It is called inequality’. The St Vincent de Paul Society drew on this principle in our response to the 2015–16 (Australian) Federal Budget.
Vinnies keep moving the goal posts!
by John Freund, CM | May 2, 2015 | News, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Vincentian Family
Even after 10 years the Vinnies keep moving the goal posts! Normally people don’t like that. But in this case it is a good thing. Each year they raise more money with the help of CEOs who volunteer to sleep out int he cold of an Australian winter.