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Black History Month Series – Sister Thea Bowman, Servant of God 204 254 SVDP USA

Black History Month Series – Sister Thea Bowman, Servant of God

“I like to tell folks that I have a little black nun inside of me,” Brother Mickey McGrath said in the introduction to his book This Little Light: Lessons in Living from Sister Thea Bowman. Brother Mickey, an artist, and a 50+ year old Irish American member of the Oblates of St. Francis DeSales, did…

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Winter Storm Update From Disaster Services Corporation 2000 1600 SVDP USA

Winter Storm Update From Disaster Services Corporation

The Disaster Services Corporation, St Vincent de Paul USA (DSC, SVdP-USA) is providing support to Councils and Conferences in the areas impacted by Winter Storms Uri and Viola. DSC is working closely with the State of Texas and Texas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). Additionally, we are working in coordination with the National SVdP…

02-18-2021 News Roundup 1200 1200 SVDP USA

02-18-2021 News Roundup

Through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Vincentians across the United States and around the world are finding spiritual growth by providing person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering. Read some of their stories here: International IRELAND: €5m IT fund needed to support disadvantaged children with remote learning – SVP IRELAND: Pandemic…

02-18-2021 Letter From Our Servant Leaders 600 685 SVDP USA

02-18-2021 Letter From Our Servant Leaders

Dear Vincentian Friends, The Collect, or opening prayer, for Ash Wednesday Mass reads, “Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting this campaign of Christian service, so that, as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with weapons of self-restraint.” I have come to value the Collect, which is…

SVdP National Council Welcomes New Chief Advancement Officer 815 823 SVDP USA

SVdP National Council Welcomes New Chief Advancement Officer

The National Council of the United States, Society of St. Vincent de Paul is excited to welcome Ryan Carney as its new Chief Advancement Officer. Ryan will focus on increased donor engagement, formalizing the communication and fundraising process, deepening engagement with Board members and Vincentians, and increased donor and friend visits nationally. Ryan is originally…

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From Homelessness to Housing: Sarah’s Hope Family Shelter at St. Vincent de Paul in Baltimore 1100 621 SVDP USA

From Homelessness to Housing: Sarah’s Hope Family Shelter at St. Vincent de Paul in Baltimore

It’s a story that’s all too familiar in the ongoing pandemic: struggling to pay their bills, a family loses access to affordable housing. Good Morning America recently profiled Alisha Carter, a Baltimore-area postal worker who lost her home during the pandemic. She and her five daughters lived together in their car for a time —…

International Twinning – How SVdP Reaches Across Borders 940 788 SVDP USA

International Twinning – How SVdP Reaches Across Borders

Back in 2019, 30 million people in North and South America lived in extreme poverty, which means they were trying to survive on less than $1.90 a day. Then came 2020. It is estimated that an additional four to five million people in North and South America will be forced into extreme poverty as a…

02-11-21 News Roundup 1200 1200 SVDP USA

02-11-21 News Roundup

Through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Vincentians across the United States and around the world are finding spiritual growth by providing person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering. Read some of their stories here: INTERNATIONAL FRANCE: From musical prodigy to servant of the poor: Newly recognized Venerable Santiago IRELAND: Kilkenny families…

Contemplation – The Secret Work of God 940 788 SVDP USA

Contemplation – The Secret Work of God

When we think about our Vincentian virtue of humility, it seems sometimes that it may act against the interest of the poor if it results in fewer people donating to the Society. But this confuses humility with secrecy, a point Bl. Frédéric often discussed! Indeed, while celebrating the rapid expansion of the Society across France…

02-11-2021 Letter From Our Servant Leaders 299 374 SVDP USA

02-11-2021 Letter From Our Servant Leaders

“Charity must never look to the past, but always to the future, because the number of its past works is still very small and the present and future miseries that it must alleviate are infinite,” said Frédéric Ozanam. How true those words ring today as we Vincentians face a future fraught with the uncertainty of…

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