Thoughts by Lisa Bright Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 I love Chocolate. And I love Easter. However, chocolate is not...
Collaboration amongst the Presentation Sisters and the Daughters of Charity in Australia has produced a fruitful...
… the Strategic Plan of the Society of St. Vincent DePaul in Australia is permeated with the spirit of welcoming.
Vinnies spotlight female homelessness
Graham West was elected as the new President of the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia
Gerald O’Collins SJ asks us to think about the way in which Jesus identified himself with the homeless, and took every opportunity to speak about and help them. When we consider that Jesus himself was homeless for much of his life, how does this challenge us to see the face of Jesus in all of those in need?
“The St Vincent de Paul Society supports an approach which actually invests in people and supports them so that they can participate in society and, where appropriate, in paid employment.
The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia says repairs to the Budget must not come at the expense of the most disadvantaged people in our community.
Dr John Falzon’s contribution to social work has been recognised with a nomination for the Human Rights Medal for being a passionate advocate of social justice and equality as CEO of the St. VIncent de Paul Society Australia.
The program launched on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 is significant for several reasons. First, the offering of a leadership program within the Vincentian tradition and in partnership with a member of the Vincentian family based on the other side of the world, and secondly, the program was being launched in the year that the Society is marking 160 years of leadership and service in Australia.
When she died in 2010 Australia took note of another amazing Daughter of Charity – Bridget Harley. The Spirit led her to join the Daughters of Charity in Sydney in 1943. In 1966 she responded to what would be her life-time commitment to educate disadvantaged children took her to Ethiopia where she spent thirty-eight years. By the time Sister Bridget left Ethiopia in 2005, aged 86, she had set up more than 150 early childhood development centres.
It started out many years ago as an initiative of the Vincent DePaul Society in one region of Australia. It became an annual events for all of Australia. Now it is moving to the United Kingdom – CEO’s sleeping out to raise awareness of the plight of those who are homeless