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New National Council Headquarters Centered on Faith, Impact 2560 2058 SVDP USA

New National Council Headquarters Centered on Faith, Impact

Two weeks ago, Society of St. Vincent de Paul leadership from across the country gathered again for the first time in more than a year. Their primary purpose was Board and Strategic Planning meetings, though they had another reason to gather as well: to witness the dedication of the National Council’s new headquarters at 66…

Contemplation: Connected by Unbroken Spokes 940 788 SVDP USA

Contemplation: Connected by Unbroken Spokes

In 2018, a list of Cultural Beliefs was added to our Rule, better defining for us the commitments we make in this vocation. Among them is the commitment to “contribute to the success of our Vincentian work when we support One Society.” [Rule, Part III, Statue 2] Although only added to the text of the…

06-24-2021 News Roundup 1200 1200 SVDP USA

06-24-2021 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: Canberra shows it is the giving city at Vinnies CEO Sleepout IRELAND: St. Vincent de Paul urgently…

06-24-2021 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders 275 287 SVDP USA

06-24-2021 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders

Tell me a story… These words are implored by every child to parents worldwide. Stories entertain and often educate. Christ Himself used stories, notably parables, to make His point in a relatable fashion to the many varied groups who asked Him difficult questions. As noted elsewhere in this and future editions of the e-gazette, the…

Contemplation: The Spirit of Youth 940 788 SVDP USA

Contemplation: The Spirit of Youth

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is blessed with many active youth and young adult members, whose fresh enthusiasm for the Lord’s work infuses all of us with renewed energy in our vocation. Like the first Conference, formed by young men barely out of their teens, we seek out and welcome young members! For…

06-17-2021 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders 410 382 SVDP USA

06-17-2021 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders

Even fairly good students can end up after school in detention. If my middle school had a three-strikes program, I may not have survived eighth grade. To wit: I was sitting in the lunchroom with my buddies. One of them, I noticed, was walking behind us and flicking our ears. When I thought he reached…

06-16-21 News Roundup 1200 1200 SVDP USA

06-16-21 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: City Mission and Vinnies continue fight to feed food insecure Tasmanians Australia: Marathon Health’s Megan Callinan, Justine…

National Council Building Dedication Renews Faith and Friendship 633 277 SVDP USA

National Council Building Dedication Renews Faith and Friendship

The sun burned bright in St. Louis on June 11, with temperatures nearing 100 degrees. But it paled in comparison to the outpouring of faith and friendship that flowed out of the National Council office during the dedication of our new headquarters at 66 Progress Parkway. Though staff began working from the building shortly after…

Our Faith in Action…Even During the Pandemic 1080 1080 SVDP USA

Our Faith in Action…Even During the Pandemic

Almost overnight, the world changed forever in March 2020. But while many organizations closed in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s 100,000 volunteers knew that full closures weren’t an option. We would have to adapt our service models — and do it quickly — to safely…

Contemplation: Man’s Best Friend 940 788 SVDP USA

Contemplation: Man’s Best Friend

Ours is a ministry of presence. For all the bread, for all the rent, for all the material things we may at times provide, there is nothing more important, nothing more valuable, and nothing more lasting than simply to be in the presence of our neighbors in need. This is sometimes difficult to remember because…

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