Saturday Study Hall

Saturday Study Hall?

For nearly six months FamvVin has been offering a feature called “Saturday Study Hall” introducing and highlighting material found in the Vincentian Encyclopedia. We ask 30 seconds of your time…

The Challenge of Evangelizing Young Men and Women

Bishop  José Ignacio Munilla Aguirre knows first-hand the challenge of evangelizing young men and women. He was not always a Bishop. He was once a 16 year who learned to confront his fear of relating to people he did not know and were different from him. As a member...

Judging those who are poor

Judging those who are poor! Websites abound with discussions that imply judgments about those who are poor. What is Vincent’s perspective on judging those who are poor.

“The dream” and the Ladies of Charity

Catherine Harkins, the first Lady of Charity in the USA, had a vivid dream of St. Vincent walking through snow-covered streets and gathering neglected children under his cloak.

Shadow side of the Vincentian Charism

Shadow side of the Vincentian Charism

The "shadow side" refers to an area where little light falls. It is often used to refer to aspects of ourselves which we often are not aware of or reflect on. Fr. John Prager, CM on the difficulties many serving those who live on the margins face but rarely reflect...

Do you know poor people? Christ?

Do you know poor people? Christ?

"The great tragedy of the church is not that rich Christians do not care about the poor but that rich Christians do not know the poor." — Shane Claiborne Paraphrasing Roman 10:14 How can we encounter Christ in the poor if we do not know them? Vincent certainly...