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1-26-2023 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders 900 900 SVDP USA

1-26-2023 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders

My Dear Vincentian Friends: Thank you for the trust and faith you placed in me by electing me your next National Council President. I am humbled and honored (and honestly, maybe just a little bit scared) by this great honor. I know that I have big shoes to fill following my good friend, Ralph Middlecamp,…

Contemplation — To Boldly Go 1080 1080 SVDP USA

Contemplation — To Boldly Go

The bold, five-year mission of the starship Enterprise was “to seek out new life and new civilizations” on “strange new worlds.” Vincentians, though constrained to our same old world, and not limited to a mere five years, are similarly called “to seek out and find those in need and the forgotten” in our mission of…

A Week in Prayers January 16 – January 20 1080 1080 SVDP USA

A Week in Prayers January 16 – January 20

Monday, January 16 My Lord and my God My light and my hope My rest and my strength I give You my heart I give You my life I give You this day Amen Tuesday, January 17 Lord Jesus, strength of my arms, I will share the neighbor’s burden In Your name and for Your…

SVdP News Roundup January 14 – January 20 1080 1080 SVDP USA

SVdP News Roundup January 14 – January 20

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 Society call for commitment to more social housing in Dubbo CANADA: Catholic charity building 60-unit affordable…

Poverty Awareness Month — Homelessness 940 788 SVDP USA

Poverty Awareness Month — Homelessness

Written by: Sandy Figueroa St. Boniface Conference in Elmont, NY African American Task Force Representative — Northeast Region When we hear the word homelessness, what does our mind’s eye see? People living in the streets in urban cities or sleeping in malls in the suburbs and rural areas. We see people who may have been…

1-19-2023 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders 900 900 SVDP USA

1-19-2023 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders

Dear Vincentian Friends, September 30th is a long way away. That is when my six-year term as National Council President ends and someone else steps into the office. Last Friday we learned who that will be. The National Council Election Committee counted the 107 ballots submitted by your Council representatives and informed the Board of…

Contemplation: The Heart of the Matter 1080 1080 SVDP USA

Contemplation: The Heart of the Matter

There are times when the demands of serving the neighbor can weigh heavily on us, sometimes because there are so many calls to answer, and sometimes because our efforts often seem to be in vain; the poor remain poor, the struggling continue to struggle. We are called to serve in hope, but how do we…

SVdP News Roundup January 7 – January 13 3600 3600 SVDP USA

SVdP News Roundup January 7 – January 13

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: First inner-city Vinnies in a decade opens IRELAND: SVP reports on impact of cost of living crisis NATIONAL ST. PAUL…

A Week in Prayers January 9 – January 13 1080 1080 SVDP USA

A Week in Prayers January 9 – January 13

Monday, January 9 In Your name, Lord Jesus I offer my prayers For Your sake I offer my love In the neighbor, Lord Jesus I see Your face And together we share Your hope Amen Tuesday, January 10 Each day, Lord, is Your gift to me Refreshed in body and spirit May I offer in…

Disaster Services Update on California Severe Weather 900 900 SVDP USA

Disaster Services Update on California Severe Weather

This past week, much of California has been impacted by heavy storms that continues to cause extensive wind damage and flooding. California’s Governor Newsom has proclaimed a State of Emergency and a Presidential Emergency Declaration has been approved by President Biden to support response and recovery efforts. There continues to be a potential for more…

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