Savor the good times, and yes, even the challenging times. Community is absolutely incredible, and so much more than a simple definition could ever capture.
Since 1856, Niagara University has been living the Vincentian tradition in upstate New York (USA). They continue to research and study this tradition.
The new Youth Task Force of the Vincentian Family identified four key components of their mission, around which they began to create a shared language: direct service/relationship with those living in poverty; inspired by and appreciative of the love of God; universally inclusive; and charity and justice.
This year, continuing their Just Art program and noting that 40% of people experiencing homelessness in Victoria are under 25 years of age, “Vinnies Victoria” is putting the spotlight on youth poverty.
So what does this mean for us in our daily lives? Where can we have compassion outside of our circles in order to build community? Are we really in tune with the needs of our community members?