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SVdP USA Launches “Serving in Hope” Newsletter 2550 1782 SVDP USA

SVdP USA Launches “Serving in Hope” Newsletter

The National Council of the U.S., Society of St. Vincent de Paul is pleased to share the inaugural issue of Serving in Hope, a new quarterly newsletter dedicated to sharing inspiring stories of the ways the Society is making a difference in the lives of those we serve. Whether you’re a donor, friend, or Vincentian,…

10-21-2021 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders 240 300 SVDP USA

10-21-2021 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders

A beautiful gift of Vincentian Spirituality is our experience of Divine Providence, which is also one of the hardest concepts to understand. All of us totally understand God the Father, the Creator, Abba, the image of God as the loving Father. The second person of the Holy Trinity, Jesus, we have the Gospels to really…

Contemplation – There is Always Much Love Where There is Much Faith 940 788 SVDP USA

Contemplation – There is Always Much Love Where There is Much Faith

Given that our Rule [Part I, 2.2] reminds us that our “ideal is to help relieve suffering for love alone,” it seems fair to say that the heart of our Vincentian vocation lies in … our hearts. How can our human hearts be filled with enough love? The answer perhaps begins with the Greatest Commandment,…

10-14-2021 News Roundup 1200 1200 SVDP USA

10-14-2021 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: IRELAND: Bridie celebrates her 90th birthday with family and friends IRELAND: Mayo call to tackle fuel poverty caused by rising energy…

SVdP National Council Mourns Loss of Former National Council President 422 602 SVDP USA

SVdP National Council Mourns Loss of Former National Council President

The National Council of the United States, Society of St. Vincent de Paul is saddened by the recent loss of former National Council President, Joe Mueller. He passed away on Saturday, October 9 peacefully surrounded by family. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Nancy; his children, James (Angela) Mueller, Chris Mueller,…

10-14-2021 A Letter From Your Servant Leaders 1367 1520 SVDP USA

10-14-2021 A Letter From Your Servant Leaders

Dear Vincentian Friends, At our National Business meeting held during National Assembly in Houston, I was asked to provide our local leaders with more information on the current Disaster fundraising campaign and how such funds are utilized during the year. Our members have been very generous in funding disaster relief and recovery efforts for years,…

Contemplation: Dove-like and Holy, Perfecting the Other Virtues 940 788 SVDP USA

Contemplation: Dove-like and Holy, Perfecting the Other Virtues

“Simplicity,” St. Vincent once said, “is the virtue I love most” [CCD I:265]  and our Rule lists it first among our five Essential Virtues. [Rule, Part I, 2.5.1] So what does the virtue of simplicity call upon us to do? Simplicity, Vincent taught, is a virtue primarily concerned with God. In simplicity, we present ourselves,…

10-07-2021 News Roundup 1200 1200 SVDP USA

10-07-2021 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 youngest and first female national president wants to expand the organisation’s reach CANADA: Vinnie’s Table helps fill a weekend…

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…

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