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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.

Barefoot Power solar lighting in East Africa

Barefoot Power, a for-profit social enterprise operating across East Africa, has built a network of 'solar entrepreneurs' who offer solar lighting to towns. Typically, the day’s chores are done, children’s studying is over, and small shops are closed when the sun goes...

What’s in Haiti’s Easter Basket?

How about empowerment? Just loan a small amount at 0% interest to a prequalified Haitian business. Successful loans are repaid within a year, so you can lend again to another small business. Or, make a donation that will fund tuition for Haitian schoolchildren, clean...

John Paul II and the Vincentian Charism

In anticipation of the beatification of Pope John Paul II in May, let us meditate on his words to the Daughters of Charity and all those who live the Vincentian Charism. So the international site of the Daughters of Charity Prayer Corner this months features "John...

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