Farewell to the two Daughters of Charity

[Province of Warsaw Poland] On February 25, in the Provincial House of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul in Warsaw, Poland, the last farewell of the two Daughters of Charity: Sister Józefa Słupiańska (aged 107) and Sister Ewa Zgódka (aged 68) took place. Both were nurses. Read More

World Day Of Migrants And Refugees

“Welcoming, protecting, promoting, and integrating migrants and refugees” is the theme of this year’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which takes place January 14.   The theme was chosen by Pope Francis, who said, ““we have the unique opportunity to advocate and support the concrete actions [to welcome, protect, promote, and integrate our migrant and refugee neighbours].”  Read More

Sistema : At “Joyeux-Béarn” the spirit of Monsieur Vincent lives on…

joyeux béarn[Province of France South] The “Joyeux-Béarn” School in Pau has a long history. It was founded in 1863 as an orphanage. On 24 August 1939 the orphanage was recognized as a public utility. In 1960 it became known as “Joyeux-Béarn”… In 1966 the school opened going up to the 6th year. Today, the complex has a nursery and a primary school for about 200 children. The school is part of a network of 120 schools in the VAREF network (Vincentiens Aujourd’hui Réseau Enseignement France – Vincentian Teaching network of France). Read More

VII Interprovincial Meeting of the Vincentian Vocation Ministry in Brazil

interSAVV (Copy)[Province of Fortaleza – Brazil] The VII Interprovincial Meeting of the Vincentian Vocation Ministry of the Provinces of Brazil took place in October 7-12, 2014 at the Provincial House of the Daughters of Charity of the Province of Fortaleza. The theme was “Promoting a Vocational Culture to a better service of the poor”. Besides all 6 Visitatrixes of Brazil, the participants were Daughters of Charity, Congregation of the Mission (members from their 3 Provinces), Religious of Saint Vincent de Paul, and Sisters of Saint Vincent de Paul of Gysegem; 73 people in total. Read More

Sending on Mission

envoimision1[Motherhouse] On September 25, as we approached the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, Sisters Lucia NGUYEN THUY TRINH and Anna NGUYEN NGOC DUNG of the Province of Vietnam were Sent to the Mission Ad Gentes. Read More

Good Initiative – First Solidarity Shop in Albacete

economato4[Santa Luisa Province – Spain] Caritas Albacete, the Vincentian Family and El Sembrador Foundation (The Sower Foundation) with the help of the City Council have started the First Solidarity Shop that pursues, “easing in a dignified manner the situations of hardship which many families face.” This was highlighted by the president of Caritas Albacete, Carmen Escribano, when presenting the program to the press. This resource is located on Teniente Rueda Street in a municipal building borrowed by the Council for five years, with the possibility of other five. Read More

With Palms in their hands

beatif.1[Barcelona Province] … “They were “standing in front of the throne and in front of the Lamb, dressed in white robes  and holding palm branches in their hands” (Rv. 7,9)

Up right and expectant, as servants waiting for their masters…; our brothers and sisters were able to enter by the winners’ door, with their lamps lit by the oil of charity, tested in a diaconal service to their brothers and sisters the persons who were poor. They advance with the palms of the apocalypse, waving them as in a Feast. They wear white robes … it could not be otherwise, because they were purified in the transparent sources of God’s grace. Read More