World Day of the Poor

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the World Day of the Poor

The WORLD DAY OF THE POOR will be held on November 15, 2020 with the theme “Stretch forth your hand to the poor.”

Message from Renato Lima, President of the SSVP, on the Occasion of the 3rd World Day of the Poor

On November 17, the Church will celebrate the Third World Day of the Poor. Renato Lima has published a message applicable to all those persons who share the Vincentian charism.

Pope Francis’ Annual Day of the Poor and the Heart of St. Vincent

There must be a big smile in St. Vincent’s heart! When Pope Francis pours out his heart about the meaning of the annual World Day of the Poor his words resonate with themes close to the heart of Vincent.

November 18: Second World Day of the Poor

“This poor man called, and the Lord heard him” (Psalms 34,7) What a great idea of Pope Francis to set one Sunday a year for us to reflect on the situation of the Poor! In his message for this day, the Holy Father seems to make a reflection for the Vincentian Family....

World Day of the Poor: November 19, 2017

On June 13, Pope Francis officially launched the "World Day of the Poor" which will take place November 19, 2017 and every year thereafter on the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary time. In a National Catholic Reporter article, Vatican correspondent Joshua McElwee shares the...

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