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SVdP News Roundup January 28 – February 3 1080 1080 SVDP USA

SVdP News Roundup January 28 – February 3

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: Vinnies-Amazon partnership supplies students with back-to-school essentials IRELAND: St Vincent de Paul appeal for volunteers to counter post-pandemic shortage NATIONAL…

A Week in Prayers January 30 – February 3 1080 1080 SVDP USA

A Week in Prayers January 30 – February 3

Monday, January 30 O Lord, my heart is restless Until it rests in You. I stumble in the darkness ‘Til Your light the day renews. In illness or in suffering, A stranger, or alone Help me seek Your Kingdom, For this world is not my home. Amen Tuesday, January 31 When I am fearful, Lord,…

A Black History Month Reflection 1080 1080 SVDP USA

A Black History Month Reflection

Written by: Wayne Bugg and Connie Steward, SVdP African American Task Force Co-Chairs The 2023 theme for Black History Month is “Black Resistance.”  What does that mean to you? Is it good or bad? We initially concluded that resistance was not a good thing. We perceived it as negative energy. But, after further thought and…

02-02-2023 A Letter From Our Servant Leader 900 900 SVDP USA

02-02-2023 A Letter From Our Servant Leader

Dear Vincentian Friends, Over the past few years, COVID-19 has meant many organizations’ well-intended plans and initiatives were put on hold or received little attention. For our organization, one such set of delayed efforts were our plans to improve the policies and practices needed for safeguarding vulnerable persons. At the National Council meeting in Houston…

Winter 2023 Serving in Hope Newsletter Now Out 2141 2827 SVDP USA

Winter 2023 Serving in Hope Newsletter Now Out

The latest edition of our Serving in Hope Newsletter is now available! Serving in Hope shares stories of how the Society of St. Vincent de Paul changes lives across the country. This issue’s cover story features Kelly, a survivor of Hurricane Ian, who was helped by Disaster Services Corporation, thanks to donations to our Annual…

Contemplation — Spiritual and Religious 1080 1080 SVDP USA

Contemplation — Spiritual and Religious

Perhaps you have friends who say “I am spiritual, but not religious.” For Vincentians, our spirituality is not only religious, it is our very special and specific way of living our Catholic faith. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that there are many and varied spiritualities that have been developed throughout history, and that…

SVdP News Roundup: January 21 – January 27 1080 1080 SVDP USA

SVdP News Roundup: January 21 – January 27

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 CANADA: St. Vincent de Paul volunteers help Arctic residents through North of 60 project IRELAND: St Vincent de Paul sees requests…

A Week in Prayers January 23 — January 27 1080 1080 SVDP USA

A Week in Prayers January 23 — January 27

Monday, January 23 Heavenly Father, Let Your light shine upon me. Help me to bear Your light To share Your light With all those in darkness. Amen Tuesday, January 24 Jesus, Savior and Lord, You suffered in my name, You gave Your life for mine. I offer You this day And the next one And…

The Call of Catholic Social Teaching: A Reflection on Homelessness 940 788 SVDP USA

The Call of Catholic Social Teaching: A Reflection on Homelessness

Written by: Fr. Patrick McDevitt, C.M., Ph. D., Provincial Superior, Congregation of the Mission, Western Province I was delighted to be asked to submit this reflection on homelessness through the prism of Catholic Social Teaching.  After some initial thinking on the topic, I was overwhelmed by both the immensity of the body of literature called,…

Rendu Orientation: The Spirituality of the Home Visit 2560 1920 SVDP USA

Rendu Orientation: The Spirituality of the Home Visit

The SVdP Seattle/King County Council hosted its Rendu Orientation on January 2t at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Tukwila, WA. There were 28 participants representing 15 parishes and Conferences from across King County. The orientation, facilitated by SVdP Seattle Executive Director (ED), Mirya Munoz- Roach and former ED and senior advisor Ned Delmore, complements and…

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