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Change Agents – Our Heritage

A description of a change agent – “one who can make changes happen by inspiring and influencing others.” How does that fit you, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Vincentian Family?

Vincentian Prayer Images: Long-term Solutions Worth It

Long-term solutions take time… but are worth working for!

Daring To Pray For Structural Change

Everyone wants structural change. Do we pray for it?

Are we Finished with Systemic Change?

Apparently some in the Vincentian Family think our systemic change (SC) work has run its course.

A one person collaborative effort?

A one person collaborative effort?

Mark McGreevey’s in combatting homelessness are successful because the many people he’s recruited to work with him from all walks of life in seven countries, and soon many more. He’s also successful, because he successfully roped the Daughters of Charity, a few of us priests and brothers and tons of lay Vincentians to join him.

Culture and systemic change

Culture and systemic change

“One Cloth Many Threads” - systemic change and culture One of the things that we are going to encounter as we engage in Systemic Change is working with diverse cultures. It is important to understand some of the elements of culture that will help us to truly and...

Vincentian Systemic Change – India

Vincentian Systemic Change – India

The 7th Annual General Body Meeting of the Vincentian Family in India took place at St. Anne’s Generalate, Namkom, Ranchi from February 23-27. The  gathering took as its theme Systemic Change – the focus of the worldwide Vincentian Family. The following is a report by...

Seeds of Hope available

Seeds of Hope available

"Seeds of Hope can be purchased on line through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  It is available at on our webpage: www.svdpusa.org , click on “order materials”.  It can also be ordered by email: jmorse@svdpusa.org." For further information about how the book is...

Vincentian Family – Systemic Change

Vincentian Family – Systemic Change

Sr. Carol Jean Willie has updated her effective presentation on Vincentian Family involvement in Systemic Change. This presentation goes beyond the keynote to the 150 people who gathered in Indianapolis to explore next steps in the Vincentian Family’s...

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