Frederic Ozanam’s Tactical Wisdom For Today’s Society

Excerpts from an article by Fr. Thomas McKenna, C.M. in which he examines Frédéric Ozanam’s conception of how a religious tradition should engage its surrounding society.

“Let Us Dedicate Ourselves to the Poor”

You can find great texts in the early Bulletins of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which are still fully relevant today.

Vincentians – Celebrating and Challenging

Let’s remember what we learned during COVID-19, especially how we managed to maintain our personal relationship with those who, in addition to the daily challenges of living in poverty, must now weather the effects of the pandemic.

Novel But Realistic Approach To Homelessness

Imagine that! Asking people who had personal experience of what the problem was and what might be the solution.

Ozanam Bicentenary resources

Ozanam Bicentenary resources

In 2013, all over the world, Vincentians are celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Frederic Ozanam . To celebrate this time of special grace and blessing for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the National Office of the US is offering the following...

SVDP Australia – Social Justice update

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia reviews the work they have done thus far in 2013 to alleviate suffering and address the root causes of poverty and inequality. National President Anthony Thornton said in 2013 the Society would continue to...

SVDP Young Adults going to WYD

SVDP Young Adults going to WYD

The latest SVdP Youth/Young Adult Newsletter in in! Svdp Young Vincentians January 2013 Youth and Young Adult Newsletter Among the features you can find profiles of the Young adults going to World Youth Days in Rio. WYD Participants My name is Jerrod MacFarlane. I was...

SVDP Vincentian Guide to Diversity

SVDP Vincentian Guide to Diversity

Recognizing the diversity of the United States culture, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has developed a handbook to help its individual conferences — and even other Catholic groups — to better understand the multicultural face of God. “More and more we’re...

From “setbacks” to “blessings”

Each year Lynn L’Heureux, Special needs co-coordinator & Advisor of the Society of St Vincent de Paul Calgary Alberta Canada, and her husband look forward to delivering Christmas hampers or baskets for those who fall through the cracks at Christmas. This year she...

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