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10-07-2021 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders 1363 1363 SVDP USA

10-07-2021 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders

Welcome to a new Society year as of October 1. You may not think of this as a big deal, because after all we continue to serve with Home Visits, food pantries, and other SVdP activities year-round. I ask you to reconsider the first of October as an annual renewal. Think of our national numbers.…

2021 Vincentian Pilgrimage: In the Footsteps of Our Founders and Patrons 2560 1920 SVDP USA

2021 Vincentian Pilgrimage: In the Footsteps of Our Founders and Patrons

Speaking of pilgrimages, Pope Benedict XVI once said: “To go on pilgrimage is not simply to visit a place to admire its treasures of nature, art or history. To go on pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves in order to encounter God where he has revealed himself, where his grace has shone with…

Contemplation: Inspirations of the Heart 940 788 SVDP USA

Contemplation: Inspirations of the Heart

The Rule of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a beautiful spiritual document. Despite what its title may lead us to believe, it is not a set of detailed instructions, prescribing how we must act in all situations. Rather, it is a description of how we act, especially serving the neighbor, “in the…

09-30-21 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders 856 642 SVDP USA

09-30-21 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders

Dear Vincentian Friends, I have just returned from the Heritage Pilgrimage to Paris, which was originally scheduled for last year as part of our 175th anniversary celebrations. In spite of some challenges, 23 Vincentians from all over the United States were able to walk together in the footsteps of our founders and patrons. On our…

09-30-21 News Roundup 1200 1200 SVDP USA

09-30-21 News Roundup

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: St. Vincent de Paul’s Love for the Poor Inspires Australians 400 Years Later Aleteia: Why St. Vincent de Paul Loved…

More Photos from the 2021 National Assembly 2550 1700 SVDP USA

More Photos from the 2021 National Assembly

You asked for them, and here they are! Another round of photos from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s 2021 National Assembly in Houston, Texas. If you missed the first round of photos, they can be found here. To watch a recording of any of the available sessions, click here.

09-23-2021 News Roundup 1200 1200 SVDP USA

09-23-2021 News Roundup

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 welcomes report on refugee experiences IRELAND: Hostel Accommodation Replaced with Apartments for Carlow’s Homeless IRELAND: Minister Humphreys and Minister…

Contemplation: Damascus, Emmaus, and the Vincentian Pathway 940 788 SVDP USA

Contemplation: Damascus, Emmaus, and the Vincentian Pathway

One of the central tenets of our Vincentian spirituality is our call to see the face of Christ in those we serve. It seems so simple, and yet at times we lose our focus and lose sight of Him during our Home Visits. It is easy to allow ourselves to think ahead to the “solution”…

Clips from Our Faith in Action Pandemic Special Now Available 1408 812 SVDP USA

Clips from Our Faith in Action Pandemic Special Now Available

The Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul Special Pandemic Edition aired on EWTN last month and is now available to view online. This special can serve as a great marketing tool for the Society, but the full episode may be too long to show at a SVdP recruitment event or…

09-23-2021 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders 232 327 SVDP USA

09-23-2021 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders

Dear brothers and sisters, May the grace and peace of Jesus be always with us! The month of September is called the Vincentian month because we, members of the worldwide Vincentian Family, prepare to celebrate together the Feast of Saint Vincent de Paul with beautifully prepared Eucharists, liturgies of the Word, or other prayer encounters, engaging…

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