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Contemplation – The State of Angels 940 788 SVDP USA

Contemplation – The State of Angels

There is an old saying, perhaps originating with the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, that we should “expect the unexpected.” Practicing what St. Vincent termed holy indifference, we instead are reminded to accept the unexpected. This word Vincent used, indifference, carries with it a connotation of apathy, or lack of interest. Certainly, our patron was not calling…

News Roundup Feb 26 to March 4 1200 1200 SVDP USA

News Roundup Feb 26 to March 4

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: News Corp pledges $1m to flood relief, teams up with St Vincent de Paul AUSTRALIA: Lotterywest funds for Vinnies to…

Weekly Prayers February 28 – March 4 940 788 SVDP USA

Weekly Prayers February 28 – March 4

Monday, February 28: Heavenly Father, hear my voice Raised up to you in prayer; My words of thanks, My song of praise, My cry for help, My silence. Help me, Lord to hear the poor, Their words, their songs, Their cries, their silence, And answer them with love. Amen Tuesday, March 1: Lord, in Your…

03-03-2022 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders 1367 1520 SVDP USA

03-03-2022 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders

Dear Vincentian Friends, Right now, you should be reading a Lenten message from Bishop Hying, our National Episcopal Advisor. The events in Ukraine, however, have gripped all of us, and many have asked if our Society has been preparing to provide aid to refugees and other victims of the war. Please look for the bishop’s…

SVdP Director of Formation Published in Vincentian Heritage Journal 1200 628 SVDP USA

SVdP Director of Formation Published in Vincentian Heritage Journal

National Director of Formation Tim Williams is a featured author in the latest e-book edition of Vincentian Heritage. Titled “2020 and Beyond: DePaul University’s Community Responds to Crises,” the edition focuses on the watershed issues faced by the United States in 2020, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, and a highly divisive…

Contemplation – Those Irritating Questions 940 788 SVDP USA

Contemplation – Those Irritating Questions

The introduction to the original Rule in 1835 reminded members, following the model of St. Vincent, to “banish political discussions forever from our meetings” avoiding “those irritating questions which divide mankind” so that we can remain united in the ministry of charity. The Society, it declared, “is all charity; politics are wholly foreign to it.”…

News Roundup 2-19 to 2-25 1200 1200 SVDP USA

News Roundup 2-19 to 2-25

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 celebrates 100 years in Sutherland Shire CANADA: St. Vincent de Paul Society saw growing need…

Daily Prayers Week of February 21 940 788 SVDP USA

Daily Prayers Week of February 21

Monday, February 21: Father, receive me, Broken and small Hear the words of my prayer Father, forgive me Make me whole Bring me to new life in You Amen Tuesday, February 22: St. Peter, pray for us That our faith may be a rock Upon which we stand Our works bearing witness To Christ’s church…

02-24-2022 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders 1363 1363 SVDP USA

02-24-2022 A Letter From Our Servant Leaders

It’s been too long since I have seen a cockroach. Lying on a resort beach chair while on a mini-vacation a few days ago,  I thought about how much my life has changed since growing up fairly poor. Some people will tell you that they were poor as children but didn’t know it. I remember…

SVdP National Council Welcomes New Director of Philanthropy 238 240 SVDP USA

SVdP National Council Welcomes New Director of Philanthropy

The National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul is excited to welcome Donald Dowdell as its new Director of Philanthropy. Don will work alongside Dennis Kempf to increase the Society’s visibility and fundraising success on a national level Don will work alongside Dennis Kempf to increase the Society’s visibility and…

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