The aim of the “My Mother’s Castle” project was to set up a hostel in the desert region of “Château d’eau” (in Atar, Mauritania) where the Daughters of Charity have been living for 25 years.
A video about Ozanam House, offering individuals the opportunity to build the confidence and self-belief to develop and grow, so that they and their families can have a better future.
When Vincentians think of forced labor, the image may come to mind of our Co-Founder relieving a debilitated galley...
Watch Pope Francis Hangout with Children
In cooperation with UNICEF, Fracarita International, an international NGO for development cooperation of the Brothers of Charity founded by the Belgium St. Vincent, has organized a major international symposium “Mental Health Consequences of Conflict on Children”
I continue to run into misguided people who, after hearing about unspeakable crimes against young women and children, can only wonder “how can they afford to come to the USA?”. They speak as if the ability to raise $5000 to save your child’s life means you are not...
Local St. Vincent dePaul Councils Need Help at U.S. Border. You Can Help!
LCUSA has issued a statement – Children Migrating Alone: The Catholic Church’s Response The statement includes suggestions about what you can do.
Putting a face on the situation Sr Mary Ellen Lacy D.C. writes... We just returned from one of the shelters. It was in McAllen TX and run by Catholic Charities. The salvation army is supplying the food and cooks. Sacred Heart Cath Church has donated its parish...
Who hears the cry of the young mothers and children detained at the border? asks Giulio Grecchi, Tucson, AZ, Western Region Voice of the Poor Representative. After describing the situation he pleads “Something has to be changed” and offers suggestions about what Vincentian can do
“On the US/Mexican border, a humanitarian crisis involving tens of thousands of migrant children continues to evolve and calls for a hallmark Vincentian response of charity and Christian justice”
Something that deserves wider circulation about children in church… “A parishioner gave me the following intro from parish they had visited. It is called “Celebrating Children at our Parish”