Some 120 people from various branches of the Vincentian Family gathered in Nairobi, Kenya for an intense three-day workshop focused on wise asset management, strategic planning and grant writing.
Christmas gifts via Daughters of Charity Africa – The Irish Province offers the opportunity to send gifts to Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Burkina Faso. I
The Daughters of Charity will be honored by DePaul University for the work in building infrastructure to teach children and empower women in Kenya. They and African theologian, Rev. Laurenti Magesa, whose work has reshaped the study of Catholicism in Africa, will be recognized with an honorary doctorate from DePaul University .
A Vincentian priest who has served both in Africa and South America describes Vincentian Lay Missionaires as “High energy, high impact” people.
Providence. It is the word I give when asked how I connected to Vincentian Lay Missionaries (VLM) and Marillac St. Vincent Family Services (MSVFS). This idea of providence—the protective care of God—was taught to me by the Daughters of Charity and Congregation of the Mission when I was a Gateway Vincentian Volunteer (now Vincentian Mission Corps) in St. Louis. It is a lesson I continue to carry with me today as I am called to live the mission of Marillac St. Vincent Family Services and Vincentian Lay Missionaries, in my professional work and in my life.