Pope Francis’ words have been inspiring the work of the Famvin Homeless Alliance since its inception four years ago, and they have become even more relevant as the Christian Family celebrates the “Season of Creation.”
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Monsignor Robert J Vitillo and Cardinal Czerny will headline the FHA Conference “Accompanying the Journey of a Refugee,” an event that will take place both in Seville (Spain) and online.
The FHA was launched with the goal of ending homelessness, one house at a time. That’s what moved Ana María Escaño in Malitbog (Southern Leyte) in the Philippines, to launch the “Just One House” project.
Vincentians from several branches all over the world joined to listen to our all-women panel explaining how they developed their “13 Houses” projects.
After three years of work, more than 30 families who lost their homes during the Volcán de Fuego eruption in 2018 now have a better and safer place to call home.
Frederic Ozanam once said that “Charity must never look to the past, but always to the future, because the number of its past works is still very small and the present and future miseries that it must alleviate are infinite.”
The Vincentian Family in Ecuador is a great example of Vincentian collaboration, with 9 branches working together to serve the poorest of the poor.
If you ask Vincentians why their work with homeless people is essential, you will receive a number of answers.
On July 8th don’t miss the chance to hear our three speakers explaining how they got started, how they designed the project and what advice they would give to Vincentians thinking of starting their own “13 Houses” project.
Under the most difficult circumstances, the innovative and hardworking Vincentian spirit flourishes.