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Flying Geese, Fighter Pilots and Ministry

The next time you watch a flock of geese, pause for a moment — think about what they can teach us about ministry in general and, especially, “long-haul” ministries of systemic change.

Seton Service and Leadership Program

Want a Vincentian experience in college? Want it for your kids? Community? Belonging? Service? Advocacy? Faith? and in a Vincentian environment? Get to know another of our great Vincentian institutions of higher education. The Seton Service and Leadership Program at...

A Story of Organic Leadership

What do you see as the qualities of good leaders? Integrity and honesty - never compromise these. They have a passion for success, wanting to be competitive and come out on top. They have compassion for their people, getting to know them and their families. Great...

Vincentian leaders empower others

Vincent was adept at helping his followers realize their potential. He empowered them by sharing his knowledge and resources, inspiring them through mission, and giving them opportunities to lead organizations he helped to create.

SVDP leadership at a glance!

SVDP leadership at a glance!

The International Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) leadership is holding its annual meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. SVdPUSA National President Sheila Gilbert and CEO Dave Barringer are attending to represent the U.S. Society. The meeting offers an opportunity to...

Lessons – Pope Francis on laundry duty

Lessons – Pope Francis on laundry duty

A former Jesuit seminarian and former Managing Director of JP Morgan, Chris Lowney  offers insights into Francis' leadership in this CNN piece When Pope Francis was put on laundry duty. There is much food for thought... and practice here. (CNN) – Every day, millions...

Sixteen Vincentian Family Leaders meet

Sixteen Vincentian Family Leaders meet

On the occasion of the Vincentian Family Gathering in Indianapolis sixteen leaders of the branches of the Vincentian Family in North America gathered on October 24-25 in Indianapolis, IN to deepen their relationships and to explore further collaboration, especially in...

Vincent speaking the truth to power

Vincent speaking the truth to power

By preference Vincent de Paul devoted himself to the service of the poor. Nevertheless circumstances frequently introduced him into the world of the aristocracy. In an article on Historical perspective on Vincent as Advocate and councilor to Royalty Fr. Richard J....

Louise – Collaboration, Leadership

Louise – Collaboration, Leadership

In March VinFormation celebrates the Feast of St. Louise de Marillac with two new presentations, based on the article ‘God Wants First The Heart And Then The Work:’ Louise De Marillac And Leadership In The Vincentian Tradition by Louise Sullivan D.C. With short...

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