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Contemplation: Falling Forward 940 788 SVDP USA

Contemplation: Falling Forward

There is a commonly used exercise in corporate training events called a “trust fall.” In it, one person stands with his back to the others, with arms crossed and eyes closed, then simply falls backward from a platform, trusting his team members to catch him. The point is not to overcome a fear of falling,…

A Week in Prayers: September 26 – 30 940 788 SVDP USA

A Week in Prayers: September 26 – 30

Monday, September 26 Lord, I thank You For the gifts You have given me For all that I have And all that I am Given to be shared Amen Tuesday, September 27 Pray for us, St Vincent de Paul That we may love God as You did With the strength of our arms And the…

09-29-22 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders 720 720 SVDP USA

09-29-22 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders

Dear Vincentian Friends, It is the time of the year when hurricanes make headlines as they leave suffering and damage in their wake. I ask you, your Conference, and your Council to consider contributing generously this month to our National Council Annual Disaster Appeal. This is the best and most effective way to get disaster…

Contemplation: Our Inheritance and Legacy 940 788 SVDP USA

Contemplation: Our Inheritance and Legacy

In studying our own genealogy, we first catalog the names and dates and places of our ancestors. Our understanding and our love for them truly comes alive, though, when we find photographs, objects they owned, and best of all, words that they wrote. In a similar way, the portraits, relics, and words of our Vincentian…

A Week in Prayers September 19 – September 23 940 788 SVDP USA

A Week in Prayers September 19 – September 23

Monday, September 19 Who do You say that I am, Lord? A servant, a neighbor, a friend? Have I stopped for the victims At the side of the road? Have I offered food to the hungry? Have I offered Your love With the works of my hands? Have I comforted all those in sorrow? Have…

SVdP News Roundup September 17 – September 23 1200 1200 SVDP USA

SVdP News Roundup September 17 – September 23

With 100,000 Vincentians across the United States and nearly 800,000 around the world, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering. Read some of their stories here: INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA: 8 billion containers turn from trash to treasure IRELAND: Castlebar SVP launches education and training bursary UNITED KINGDOM: Anti-poverty organisations…

09-22-2022 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders 400 400 SVDP USA

09-22-2022 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders

Editor’s note: The following is a shortened version of the letter from Rev. Tomaž Mavrič, CM, Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission and leader of our Vincentian Family. Links to the compete letter in multiple languages are found later in this edition of the E-Gazette. To the members of the Vincentian Family throughout…

Contemplation — Saints Among Us 940 788 SVDP USA

Contemplation — Saints Among Us

After the death of St. Louise de Marillac, St. Vincent de Paul gathered the Daughters of Charity together for two conferences in remembrance of their “dear mother.” He asked them to share their memories of the virtues they had observed in St. Louise, and that they would choose to imitate. Among the virtues they recalled…

SVdP News Roundup September 10 – September 16 1200 1200 SVDP USA

SVdP News Roundup September 10 – September 16

With 100,000 Vincentians across the United States and nearly 800,000 around the world, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering. Read some of their stories here: INTERNATIONAL IRELAND: Calls For Targeting Of Most Vulnerable In Budget As SVP Records 30% Increase In Demand IRELAND: When it comes to…

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