Articles for Barringer

Under-utilized Ways of Being God’s Story-tellers

How conscious are we of being both God’s story and God’s storytellers… and of the many ways we can tell God’s story to a world desparetly in need of Good News?

Vincentians as Storytellers

Vincentians can be the storytellers to policy makers and others who may never “see” poverty in all of its forms.

The Family that Prays Together…

SVDP CEO, Dave Barringer,  reflects on how the familiar saying "the family that prays together..." applies to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. He writes in his weekly column on the eve of the feast of Blessed Frederic... It's true; the family that prays together...

If you aren’t moving forward, you are dying.

If you aren’t moving forward, you are dying. Not too much different from what Vincent de Paul said, "The community is not now what it once was, nor is it what it will be" Words that he would probably address to all the followers of Vincent and Louise today. SVDP CEO,...
Doing good behind the scenes

Doing good behind the scenes

Dave Barringer, CEO of the Vincent dePaul Society USA, articulates something that many in the Vincentian Family can relate to: Doing good behind the scenes. And then seeing people finally catch on to an issue...even if they don't recognize all the spade work that went...

On behalf of… thank you!

On behalf of… thank you!

  On behalf of... thank you! David W. Barringer, CEO of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, writes in his weekly column to members of the Society... and by extension to all who walk in the footsteps of  Vincent, Louise, Frederick,  Elizabeth, etc. On behalf of...

Driven to distraction

Driven to distraction

In his weekly Servant Leader in the Frédéric's E-Gazette November 12, 2015 SVDP CEO reflects on drivers driven to distraction, our spirituality and our mission. He writes... On three separate occasions last week my car was nearly hit by someone running a red light or...

Vincentians are like punters

Vincentians are like punters

Vincentians are like punters says David Barringer, CEO of the Society of St. Vincent dePaul. In his weekly column Your Servant Leader October 22, 2015 he compares Vincentians to punters. My son is a college football player. Well, sort of. He is on a college team but...

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