Did you say lockdown ?

[Province Belgique–France–Suisse] This word, spoken countless of times all over the world since the beginning of this year and experienced by just as many people, has caused physical, sociological, psychological, economical affliction as well as various adversities; its scope will unfold in succeeding months. However, it has also brought exceptional outpouring of generosity, both spiritually and corporally. For a brief moment, let us «turn the medal» (one of St. Vincent de Paul’s famous expressions) and dare to see «lockdown» with hearts filled with hope…

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Waiting in line outside the Soup Kitchen of the Daughters of Charity during the COVID-19 in Madrid

[Province of Santa Luisa, Spain] During this period of the pandemic, the Saint Vincent de Paul program had to adapt its services to the present circumstances. People now have to wait in line outside to receive a meal pack when it used to be served on a tray, seated at table. The meal, now in a plastic container, includes meat with potatoes, an omelet sandwich, a sardine sandwich and fruit. A recipient who is an artist, expressed his gratitude with a beautiful drawing (see below).

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Being God’s Instruments: A Response to COVID-19

[Province of South India] We, the Sisters of the Provincial House Community, responded to the clarion call of the Covid -19 by distributing the provision kits and hygiene products to 1500 families from the slums as well as to migrant workers and other poor people in the streets. Read More

Time to Remember and Implement Laudato Si’ – on its 5th anniversary

[Province of Ireland] The earth our common home is suffering. Misuse, often through lack of reverence and thought, has impelled us to seek profit rather than to care for God’s earth – our most precious gift.  We have taken our beautiful home for granted which in the words of Pope Francis is ‘looking more and more like an immense pile of filth’ (Paragraph 20). May 24th this year marks the 5th anniversary of the publication of Laudato Si’. Read More

Sparks Of Love

[Province of Saint Louise de Marillac – Asia] The Daughters of Charity of the Philippines – Papua New Guinea Mission, feel privileged even with the “sparks” of opportunities to serve those in need in this time of the pandemic and they share with us this presentation of how they got  involved for the FRONTLINERS who put their lives at risk …

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