Articles for charity

Vincentian Prayer Images: Charity AND Justice

Vincent saw the bigger picture than just that presented by an immediate need!

Interview with Fr. Robert Maloney, C.M. on his book “Mystic of Charity”

Watch an interview by Elena Grazini (Famvin Press Office, Rome) with Father Maloney about his latest book on St. Vincent de Paul, “Mystic of Charity”.

Seeing Better and Systemic Change

In his wonderful new book Vincentian Meditations, Tom McKenna has a chapter on “seeing better.” He asks “what does standing under Vincent’s influence do to an individual?” And one response is that one can see better. That can mean many things but it might would...

Does charity choke justice? On the Limits of Charity (part 2)

David Hilfiker, a veteran of decades of direct service with the poor, raised questions 15 years ago in a 2001 article from The Other Side magazine exploring the tension between charity and justice. This is the second of a two-part reflection on his writings. Symptoms...

Sister Enrichetta Alfieri beatified

Sister Enrichetta Alfieri (1891-1951), from the Sisters of Charity of Saint Jeanne Antide, who for years was involved in pastoral work in the city prisons and brought reconciliation before, during and after the Second World War was beatified. Sister Enrichetta was an...

SVDP wishes to keep its identity separate

The Tablet reports (Latest News, May 27), that the St Vincent de Paul Society  would not  be willing to be   part of a new charitable work grouping proposed by the bishops of England and Wales. The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, which has 10,000 volunteers in...

Charity urges us – Context of global crisis

Charity urges us... "The mission of charity is urgent. Benedict XVI states: It is Christ's charity that drives us on: “caritas Christi urget nos” (2 Corinthians 5:14). The urgency is inscribed not only in things, it is not derived solely from the rapid succession of...

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