Articles for Vincent de Paul

Saints Vincent and Louise, Daughters of Charity Care For the Mentally Ill

A presentation about the early work of our founders in caring for the mentally ill in 17th century France.

Les Miserables – Vincentian Influences and Reflections

Les Miserables strikes a chord in Vincentians when they hear… To love another person is to see the face of God. Victor Hugo admired Vincent de Paul. He based the character of the Bishop on Vincent de Paul.

April 17, 1625: First Establishment of the Congregation of the Mission, Bons Enfants

A presentation telling the story of the first establishment of the Congregation of the Mission by St. Vincent de Paul and its founding patroness, Madame de Gondi.

New Cardinal in the Mold of St. Vincent de Paul

A new Cardinal in the mold of St. Vincent de Paul Imagine a parish that has 100,000 people in 53 distinct communities... and 3000 trained ministers! St. Michael Archangel Parish is not an imaginary parish. It has a membership of 100,000 people in 53 distinct...
Formation in The Life And Writings of St. Vincent

Formation in The Life And Writings of St. Vincent

Fr. Robert Maloney writes: “…the letters, documents, and conferences in the fourteen volumes of [St. Vincent de Paul’s] extant works are, for the most part, aimed at the formation of those whom Vincent had gathered together in the service of the poor…” See a timeline of St. Vincent’s principal formational undertakings.

Pope Francis and St. Vincent

Pope Francis and St. Vincent

Rev. Eduardo Mangiarotti, an Argentine priest. described Cardinal Bergoglio, as a man of action, and someone who can command attention. "When he preaches, he's a man who can make the people listen to him. And not only Catholic people, I mean not only the...

What did you give up, Gramma?

What did you give up, Gramma?

"What did you give up for Lent? Which is the topic of my youngest grandchildren, my answer is complicated.  I decided to give more of myself to others in thought word and deed. So last night when they asked again, I told them I gave up hurting others and chose to be...

Message from SVDP President

Message from SVDP President

Antipoverty Programs and Immigration Reform Take Action! Urge Your Representatives To Protect Antipoverty Programs and Pass Immigration Reform Dear Vincentians, Two weeks ago, Catholic leaders, including representatives of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, gathered...

“Urban plunges” – Vincentian style

“Urban plunges” – Vincentian style

The St. Vincent de Paul Center, provides the opportuniy to meet Christ in ways they had not expected. Sr. Pat Evanic, DC  writes "January brought students from Niagara and St. John’s University, two of our Vincentian Universities, to Germantown Philadelphia Pa. to do...

Belgium praises Brothers of Charity

Belgium praises Brothers of Charity

Brother René Stockman, General Superior of the Brothers of Charity and president of Fracarita International was presented with the Order of Leopold, a State award of the Kingdom of Belgium, at the Belgian Embassy in Vatican City on January 29th. The Brothers or...

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