The topic of homelessness continues to hold its place in my mind, but now with a particular emphasis upon the young on the streets of our cities.
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We, too, receive the opportunity and encouragement to have a deeper vision into the person and mission of Jesus.
Most of us know the blessing of a home; we must strive to make it a reality for others. This path leads to our eternal home.
The following letter from the International President of the Society of St. Vincent dePaul provides more specifics about Vincentian Aid to Iraq.
The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and subsequent rioting is creating national headlines. Of course the phenomenon of rioting is occurring all over the world. And it is not a new phenomenon. What might be a Vincentian view of rioting and protests?
Fundraising for the mission is a constant preoccupation of missionaries and Vincentian Family leaders. The Congregation of the Mission has its own initiatives, including the Vincentian Solidarity Office, as do many of the Vincentian Family branches. Missions like the...
A Washington Post story was about some members of Congress who took part in a poverty simulation exercise as a way of gaining some insight into what real people experience. In 2011 over 100 participants at our “Bridges Out of Poverty” meeting took part in basically the same sort of exercise.
Today, I am referring to communication that leads to communion, creating in us a deeper appreciation of both the message and the messenger. It allows us to reflect on what we have heard or seen, and to respond in a relational way. It best expresses who we are, and honors the sacred in the other.
We are proud to announce that Zafèn has become a field partner with Kiva, a crowdfunding platform supporting a worldwide network of microfinance institutions alleviating poverty through business loans. This collaboration introduces Kiva’s 1 million users to Haitian...
Vincentian Collaboration Final Day - The final day of VFCAP was a morning of future planning and an afternoon in Clichy. Marty Martin prepared participants for the creation of their MAP (My Action Plan). Time was spent on creating SMART goals (specific, measurable,...
Thursday began with a visit to the tomb of Frederic Ozanam and Mass at St. Joseph Church on the property celebrated in French by Fr. Dan Borlik.
Once again Sr. Denise LaRock reports - Day 4 of VFCAP (Vincentian Family Collaborative Action Program) was another full day as Module 3 was continued. Marty Martin started out the day with Conflict Resolution. He presented on types of conflict, causes of conflict...