Let 2020 be the start of a new decade and one in which we renew our commitment to being Vincentians. Let us remember why we are Vincentians.
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I would like to think 2020 can also mean a year in which our social justice efforts demonstrate great vision through our 3-year national action campaign.
As we enjoy another Christmas season, I think we always look ahead with anticipation of a time for gift giving, seeing relatives and friends and celebrating the birth of the infant Jesus.
Here in Canada, the mission of the SSVP is: To live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.
In Canada, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is very excited to be undertaking the issue of housing during a 3-year national campaign.
As we attended Easter Sunday Mass, the sense of joy and a spiritual re-birth that takes place is truly amazing.
Part two of how reconciliation was used as the foundation of the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) commission.
A word that is heard and used often during the Lenten season is reconciliation.
If we can develop some methods to attract new members from within our parish, it can only benefit our effort to be a strong and effective social justice voice.
As I meet and talk to fellow Vincentians about social justice, I am often asked what social justice is.
One term we often see used is affordable housing, but I believe the term affordable is a very subjective.
In one of Frederic’s famous speeches he warns us about the widening gap between those that have (the haves) so much and those that have very little. (the have nots).