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Contemplation: From That Time on, How Could I Not Love Them? 940 788 SVDP USA

Contemplation: From That Time on, How Could I Not Love Them?

Vincentians are called to serve the hungry, the homeless, the poor — all those who are suffering or deprived. Doing this work can sometimes lead us to discouragement, because we see so many problems we cannot solve, and we know that today’s groceries won’t satisfy next month’s hunger. And after all, who are we to…

04-15-2021 News Roundup 1200 1200 SVDP USA

04-15-2021 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 AUSTRALIA: CEO sleep out for homelessness returns IRELAND: SVP records 20% increase in calls for help…

04-15-2021 Letter From Our Servant Leaders 410 382 SVDP USA

04-15-2021 Letter From Our Servant Leaders

The motivation not to speak up may be because one has nothing to say. It may, however, be because there is so much to say, but one represents so many different opinions. An emerging and dangerous trend in America is for corporate CEOs to write opinion pieces and jump on television to comment on political…

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Serving the Uninsured at St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy 1920 2560 SVDP USA

Serving the Uninsured at St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy

For the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, one pervasive challenge across the communities we serve is poor health management, often exacerbated by lack of access to prescription medications. The first pharmacy of its kind in Texas, the St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy serves the uninsured whose household income is at or below 300 percent…

Contemplation – May I Have A Word With You? 940 788 SVDP USA

Contemplation – May I Have A Word With You?

Blessed Frédéric, layman and primary founder of the Society of St Vincent de Paul, is considered the primary role model for members of the Society. In his words and in his deeds Frédéric leaves us with an example of charity and virtue. At the same time, his words can remind us of our own frailty…

04-09-2021 News Roundup 1200 1200 SVDP USA

04-09-2021 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 AUSTRALIA: Flood victims encouraged to access clothing and support at St Vincent De Paul on Lake…

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Will You Help the Friends of the Poor? 2560 1707 SVDP USA

Will You Help the Friends of the Poor?

At the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, many of our nearly 4,500 Conferences and Councils across the United States have felt the financial effects of COVID-19. Some are seeing up to a 300% increase in need for food alone! And with 10 million Americans currently behind in rent payments, we expect a similar increase…

SVdP National Council Welcomes Associate Director of Poverty Programs / Director of Immersion Program 300 307 SVDP USA

SVdP National Council Welcomes Associate Director of Poverty Programs / Director of Immersion Program

The National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul is excited to welcome Heather Fullerton as the new Associate Director of Poverty Programs / Director of Immersion Program. Heather will work collaboratively with Councils and Conferences to enhance and expand the Society’s Systemic Change programming, with a particular focus on Immersion,…

04-08-2021 Letter From Our Servant Leaders 1829 2560 SVDP USA

04-08-2021 Letter From Our Servant Leaders

This week’s letter was written by Raymond Sickinger, National Board Member Recently I heard one of the members of my Conference comment that the pandemic had proven that we needed to look to the future to serve those in need better by offering better services. Although I absolutely agree that we must look to the…

Contemplation – Being That Kind of Person 940 788 SVDP USA

Contemplation – Being That Kind of Person

Why does it sometimes seem difficult to withhold judgment when we visit our neighbors in need? In his famous essay “The Undeserving Poor,” [Serving in Hope, Module IV] the late Bishop Kenneth Untener explains how easy it is to serve a poor child, because they can’t help it if they’re poor, and they haven’t the…

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