Listening to “A Daring Prudence,” Fr. Robert Maloney’s overview of the development of the Vincentian Family, evoked metaphors from photography.
Formation: systemic change stories
If You See Something Good, Say Something Good!
by John Freund, CM | Jun 12, 2019 | Formation, Reflections, Systemic change
It is all too easy to fall into the trap of sharing bad news. Rather… let’s SHARE GOOD NEWS! Affirm it, publicize it when we see it!
An Opportunity For The Vincentian Family To Halt Hate
by John Freund, CM | Mar 31, 2019 | Justice and Peace, News, Systemic change, Vincentian Family
What could be simpler than to collaborate in committing oneself to respond compassionately to situations for a 24 hour period?
by John Freund, CM | Jan 9, 2019 | Formation, Reflections, Systemic change
Let me tell you about one man who has had no special training or lots of money who is cleaning up Detroit with the help of homeless people. (It is not St. Vincent.)
Capacity College @NiagaraUniv
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Sep 23, 2018 | News, Poverty: Analysis and Responses
Capacity College was designed to be a series of “courses” covering several different topics that affect organizations daily.
Vincentians of Wherever: Stephanie “Cole” Adams
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Jul 19, 2018 | News, Reflections
A true Vincentian, she’ll hire people with insight into the immigrant and refugee experience, and have been directly impacted by Buffalo’s systemic poverty.
Sisters of Charity exploring ways to work smarter
by John Freund, CM | Nov 7, 2017 | News, Systemic change
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland are promoting ways to work smarter in a novel and exciting partnership introduced last spring: "The Innovation Mission: Fighting Poverty with Big Ideas." Five Cleveland-area...
Personal Experience of Need for Systemic Change
by John Freund, CM | Nov 23, 2016 | Formation, Systemic change
Frequent visitors of this site are deeply committed to helping those who suffer poverty and are committed to a systemic change approach that goes beyond handouts. At the same time it might be that despite good will, not all have personal experience of what it is like...
Part II: Systemic Change Regional Coordination Meeting for Asia
by Pamela B. Mantuhac | Nov 19, 2016 | News, Systemic change
“Systemic change is a spirituality, a mindset, a presence that listens, and an experience.” This was the line that encapsulated the first day of the SC meeting. As the second day started with the reflective “Prayer to the Different Directions,” the participants’ mood...
Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center – An Example of Systems Thinking
by John Freund, CM | Nov 16, 2016 | News, Systemic change
In "Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center - example-of-systems-thinking" Carol De Angelo, Sister of Charity of NY, reflects on the systemic collaboration that led to a playground where medically fragile children can experience play and fun. She also invites us to recognize...
Systemic Change Regional Coordination Meeting for Asia
by Pamela B. Mantuhac | Nov 12, 2016 | News, Systemic change
The International Commission for Systemic Change is holding a regional coordination meeting for Asia in the Daughters of Charity Provincial House in Lam Lukka, Bangkok, Thailand this weekend, November 11-12. Participating were 15 representatives coming from India,...
“I Was in Prison….”
by Famvin Media Resources | Oct 16, 2016 | Formation, Systemic change
A group of women aim to break the cycle of incarceration in families in the U.S., caring for those who were formerly imprisoned much as St. Vincent and his collaborators were motivated by charity to care for the galley slaves in the 17th century.