In the World of the Poor: The Vincentian Volunteer Corps

WCPO Digital Reporter Lucy May and Photojournalist Emily Maxwell are following this group of Volunteer Vincentians of Cincinnati throughout their experience in the world of poor people. They tell us, "This marks the sixth year for the program and the largest number of...

A Day in the life of the Social Service Client Advocate

I was discerning a Vincentian year of service for a while but I just didn’t know where. I honestly don’t know how this program ended up being the one I applied to, but I just couldn’t shake away the idea of it. I was so comfortable with my lifestyle that I knew I...

Serving in Cincinnati

Inspired by the vision and passion of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's founder Frederic Ozanam, the Ozanam Center for Service Learning offers immersion experiences for groups of Cincinnatians to raise awareness, encourage mutual respect and promote solutions that...

The Summons #IamVincent

When I reflect on my first few weeks with my community and the St. Vincent de Paul society, I cannot help but listen and relate to the hymn, “The Summons”. Each line in this song is a question which seems to directly hit the points I am feeling in this phase of my...
Sharing the ‘yeses’ of religious life

Sharing the ‘yeses’ of religious life

During this National Vocation Awareness Week, I’d have to say that I grew up rather “vocationally unaware,” as, unfortunately, do many Catholics. Although my practicing Catholic parents lovingly brought me up in the faith, and although I attended 16 years of Catholic school, I didn’t deem religious life a viable option until my 20s. Sure, we covered the “Vocations” unit in various religion classes, but there were few experiences that encouraged me to consider that my vocation really could be something besides marriage.

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