Dominican Republic and Morocco join the ’13 Houses’ Campaign

The Dominican Republic and Morocco have joined the ’13 Houses’ Campaign with two very different projects. We are very happy to have reached the benchmark of 52 countries and we are grateful to see that the Campaign is growing even further after Botswana, France and Italy joined last March. In the...

Joy and gratitude: the 13 Houses project in Venezuela

Although we are not there, we can see and feel the joy and gratitude in the smiles of the two families that the 13 Houses Campaign helped in Venezuela, in the municipality of Andrés Eloy Blanco. It all started two years ago, during a home visit, when one of the Daughters of Charity saw a house...

The Vincentian Family is helping families in the Philippines to rebuild their lives

In December 2022, Typhoon Odette/Ray battered the Philippines blowing off   roofs, uprooting   trees, cutting   off   power   and   leaving   hundreds   of thousands to seek shelter.  The human cost has been enormous; over 400 people have lost their lives and countless became homeless. In...

Championing the rights of street children in Kenya

The Daughters of Charity and their “13 Houses” Upendo Program are taking to the streets to commemorate the International Day for Street Children in Kitale, Kenya. Children are among the most vulnerable homeless groups, but their voices are barely heard.  This walk on the streets of Kitale is the...

Letter of Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission, on the situation in Ukraine

To all the confreres of the Congregation of the Mission “UKRAINE IS CRYING AGAIN” Dear confreres, May the grace and peace of Jesus be always with us! A Ukrainian Orthodox priest, Alexi Pelipenko, who later converted to Catholicism, wrote a book after World War II entitled, Ukraine Is Crying, in...

France, Italy and Botswana join the “13 Houses” Campaign!

Botswana, France and Italy have joined the “13 Houses” Campaign with three very different projects. We are happy to have reached the benchmark of 50 countries with at least one “13 Houses” project, and even more to welcome France, the birthplace of the Vincentian Family and our founders. Back in...

Lenten Letter 2022 from Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM, to the Vincentian Family

Rome, Lent 2022 To all the members of the Vincentian Family MYSTICS OF CHARITY FOR THE XXI CENTURY AND BEYOND My dear brothers and sisters, May the grace and peace of Jesus be always with us! After six years, my term is coming to an end. With this Lenten letter, I would like to summarize the...

Invitation to pray for peace on Ash Wednesday

Fr. Tomaž Mavrič invites the International Vincentian Family to join with Pope Francis and all people of good will in prayer for peace in the Ukraine on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022. The prayer will be available from 9 a.m. Kiev time. Each person will be able to choose the time they wish to watch...

Letter to the Vincentian Family in Ukraine and Eastern Europe

  February 24, 2022 Dear Sisters and Brothers of our Vincentian Family National Council in the Ukraine, and all members of the Vincentian Family in Eastern Europe, The world watches in horror, as once again violence and aggression dominate our news cycles. We cannot help but to hear the words...

The Vincentian Family in the Philippines is providing emergency shelter kits with your donations

The Vincentian Family in the Philippines is working to provide emergency shelter for those affected by Typhoon Odette/Rai in late December. Thanks to the generous donations to the Vincentian Family Philippines Appeal, our brothers and sisters can provide more emergency shelters kits for those who...

Joy and gratitude: the 13 Houses project in Venezuela

Although we are not there, we can see and feel the joy and gratitude in the smiles of the two families that the 13 Houses Campaign helped in Venezuela, in the municipality of Andrés Eloy Blanco. It all started two years ago, during a home visit, when one of the...

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Championing the rights of street children in Kenya

Championing the rights of street children in Kenya

The Daughters of Charity and their “13 Houses” Upendo Program are taking to the streets to commemorate the International Day for Street Children in Kitale, Kenya. Children are among the most vulnerable homeless groups, but their voices are barely heard.  This walk on...

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France, Italy and Botswana join the “13 Houses” Campaign!

France, Italy and Botswana join the “13 Houses” Campaign!

Botswana, France and Italy have joined the “13 Houses” Campaign with three very different projects. We are happy to have reached the benchmark of 50 countries with at least one “13 Houses” project, and even more to welcome France, the birthplace of the Vincentian...

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Invitation to pray for peace on Ash Wednesday

Invitation to pray for peace on Ash Wednesday

Fr. Tomaž Mavrič invites the International Vincentian Family to join with Pope Francis and all people of good will in prayer for peace in the Ukraine on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022. The prayer will be available from 9 a.m. Kiev time. Each person will be able to...

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FHA International Refugee Conference scheduled for June 2022

FHA International Refugee Conference scheduled for June 2022

Our second international conference “ Accompanying the journey of a refugee” will happen in Seville (Spain) from the 7th to the 9th of June 2022. The conference, which will focus on refugees, internally displaced people and survivors of human trafficking, wants to...

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Rebuilding a stronger future in the Philippines

Rebuilding a stronger future in the Philippines

A month ago, Typhoon Odette/Rai wreaked havoc in the Philippines, killing over 400 people. The Vincentian Family in the Philippines swiftly organized to provide emergency relief to the over 5.4 million people affected by the typhoon. Many are now homeless – this...

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