Articles for IamVincent

Tattoos

Throughout my life I have sensed — thanks to my parents, family, friends, through the school, the parish — how my name was tattooed in the palm of God's hand. How is this? Because it is not a feeling, but an experience. It is difficult to explain, but very real. I...

Good News: Helping one another carry his/her burden each day. @NiagarUniv #IamVincent

Amid the conical hats, demands for hot tea and general hullabaloo of New Year’s Eve was a gripping mini-documentary about a new program that launched last fall at a high school in Boca Raton, Fla. Produced by MassMutual, the three-minute piece spotlighted We Dine...

January: a USA season of protests #IamVincent

January brings a new year, and renewed attention to continuing social issues in the United States: Abortion, Women's rights, racism. DACA is still under siege. Why should Vincentians be present? A reflection by Colorado Vincentian Volunteer alumna and Vincentian Lay...

A Giving Tuesday Morning #IamVincent

It was Giving Tuesday. While most college students were sound asleep Tuesday morning, Justin Crawford woke up early to volunteer at Community Missions of Niagara Frontier. By 6:15 a.m., the Niagara University junior and several of his peers were clad in hairnets and...
#IamVincent How? Organize!

#IamVincent How? Organize!

Organize. The year 1617 is for Vincent de Paul and for us an indication of what it means to say "I am Vincent." The unnamed author of this reflection at our partner site, We are Vincentians, tells us "...nothing is acquired but what is given, charity is a gift of...

Befriending the Other #IamVincent

Befriending the Other #IamVincent

Coming to the Midwest I expected to jump right into a new community. I had moved many times before and was generally good at the whole “making friends” thing. But it suddenly became harder after living intentionally with nine souls that intricately became connected...

Dare I Say I Am Vincent? Some Good News!

Dare I Say I Am Vincent? Some Good News!

Had enough of bad news in the media? Looking for good news? For almost 18 months famvin has been running a series called #IamVincent. Ordinary people sharing stories about how they live out the Vincentian Charism and dare to say “I am Vincent.” We are celebrating...

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