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Vincentians of Wherever: Recovery in New Orleans

Keeping in touch with Vincentian friends - whether or not they are part of any "official" branch -- is very Vincentian. Vincent kept in touch. He wrote over 30,00 pieces of correspondence. Imagine if he had Facebook and Twitter?! I've kept loosely in touch with a St....

No Easy Answers #IamVincent

People are always looking for the easiest answers to poverty. There are no easy answers. Practitioners of systemic change know this. They know that poverty is a complex problem. There was an critique of one of those "easy answers" published earlier this summer. The...

Niagara Wire receives letter from KKK @NiagaraUniv #IamVincent @NiagaraWire

Student newspapers are one of the places you're likely to meet Vincentians. Today I met Ferrah Staley, who penned the following article for the Niagara "Wire." Ferrah is like Frederic Ozanam. She wrote, responding to this: by Ferrah Staley and Gabrielle Jackson Our...

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...
Who are the Homeless? #IamVincent

Who are the Homeless? #IamVincent

As we prepare to launch a major initiative to serve the homeless populations of the world, the Vincentian family needs to know the answer to the question, "Who are the homeless?" Then we need to share the truth. Steve Lopez of the LA Times paints a clear picture....

God is Good #IamVincent

God is Good #IamVincent

"There was one week in December when I felt like everything went wrong." Vincent would have known what you're talking about! He said, "Your soul will be blessed, Sister, if you bear patiently the troubles of mind and body His Providence sends you, or which come to you...

Still a stranger? The Imprisoned

Still a stranger? The Imprisoned

Why do we jail people for being poor? Why are they imprisoned? Today, half a million Americans are in jail only because they can't afford to post bail, and still more are locked up because they can't pay their debt to the court, sometimes for things as minor as unpaid...

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