The Vincentian Sisters of Untermarchtal Start a Prayer Network during this time of COVID-19

In order to help the people during the current crisis, the Vincentian Sisters of Untermarchtal have initiated a prayer network that enables them to be present to people in a new way. They want to assure people that they are not alone. Yes, as church services are cancelled and other events are...

Vincentian Responses to Coronavirus Globally

At the Famvin Homeless Alliance we are hearing stories of how different parts of the Vincentian Family are responding to homeless and vulnerable people during the outbreak of the Corona Virus. We asked Fr Robert Maloney, former Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission, to write about...

Young and old, supported by the Daughters of Charity in Kenya

Vincentian women have been at the forefront of the Vincentian task of tendering for the sick and the poor. Since the time of St Louise de Marillac and St Vincent de Paul, the Daughters of Charity have been crucial to put words into actions. In Kenya, the Daughters of Charity have joined the 13...

Rocco – Diaries of a Vincentian

I knew him as Rocco, his nickname. Every week, we’d chat. His ‘patch’ was outside Sainsbury’s, the main supermarket in Cambridge. He sat unimposing, legs crossed, greying beard. He always wore a woollen hat, even when the sun was shining. Rocco was up early and stayed late, when he’d go off to...

Vincentians in Nigeria join the fight against homelessness

The Vincentian Family in Nigeria has decided to focus their work on homelessness after their annual meeting in Lagos last month. In the meeting, where six branches were present, the Vincentian Family decided to build at least one house for homeless people this year and to advocate for the homeless...

Vincentian Sisters empowering women in Ethiopia

For several years now, a new branch of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of St Vincent de Paul in Untermarchtal has been in development in Ethiopia through the engagement of Bishop Leonardus Dobbelaar - a Vincentian from the Netherlands. Today, the 12 Ethiopian Sisters support and accompany...

UK government appoints FHA Commission member Dame Louise Casey to lead a review into rough sleeping

FHA Commission member Dame Louise Casey has been appointed by the UK Prime Minister to lead a review into rough sleeping in the country. "Homelessness, and within that rough sleeping, is something that causes misery, so I hope that I will be able to help the government and the country expedite...

Watch the new 13 Houses video!

 The “13 Houses” Campaign is changing the lives of homeless people all around the world thanks to the collaboration between Vincentian branches. A few months ago, we brought you Abundio and his family’s story from Hueyapan, Mexico, and the work carried out by all the VF branches on the country...

The UN introduces homelessness on the agenda thanks to Vincentian advocacy

The UN has adopted the first resolution defining homelessness and asking countries to measure it. For the first time in its 75 years, the UN is considering homelessness as a mainstream policy issue. The work of the Vincentians has been crucial in helping to achieve this watershed moment. The...

Vincentians helping to develop Catholic Social Teaching on Homelessness

Members of the Famvin Homeless Alliance and broader Vincentian Family are helping to develop Catholic Social Teaching in the area of homelessness. They feature prominently as authors in Street Homelessness and Catholic Social Ethics, a collection of papers published by Orbis Press. This book,...
Vincentian Responses to Coronavirus Globally

Vincentian Responses to Coronavirus Globally

At the Famvin Homeless Alliance we are hearing stories of how different parts of the Vincentian Family are responding to homeless and vulnerable people during the outbreak of the Corona Virus. We asked Fr Robert Maloney, former Superior General of the Congregation of...

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Young and old, supported by the Daughters of Charity in Kenya

Young and old, supported by the Daughters of Charity in Kenya

Vincentian women have been at the forefront of the Vincentian task of tendering for the sick and the poor. Since the time of St Louise de Marillac and St Vincent de Paul, the Daughters of Charity have been crucial to put words into actions. In Kenya, the Daughters of...

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Rocco – Diaries of a Vincentian

Rocco – Diaries of a Vincentian

I knew him as Rocco, his nickname. Every week, we’d chat. His ‘patch’ was outside Sainsbury’s, the main supermarket in Cambridge. He sat unimposing, legs crossed, greying beard. He always wore a woollen hat, even when the sun was shining. Rocco was up early and stayed...

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Vincentians in Nigeria join the fight against homelessness

Vincentians in Nigeria join the fight against homelessness

The Vincentian Family in Nigeria has decided to focus their work on homelessness after their annual meeting in Lagos last month. In the meeting, where six branches were present, the Vincentian Family decided to build at least one house for homeless people this year...

read more
Vincentian Sisters empowering women in Ethiopia

Vincentian Sisters empowering women in Ethiopia

For several years now, a new branch of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of St Vincent de Paul in Untermarchtal has been in development in Ethiopia through the engagement of Bishop Leonardus Dobbelaar - a Vincentian from the Netherlands. Today, the 12 Ethiopian...

read more
Watch the new 13 Houses video!

Watch the new 13 Houses video!

 The “13 Houses” Campaign is changing the lives of homeless people all around the world thanks to the collaboration between Vincentian branches. A few months ago, we brought you Abundio and his family’s story from Hueyapan, Mexico, and the work carried out by all the...

read more
From Lebanon to Rwanda – in solidarity with refugees

From Lebanon to Rwanda – in solidarity with refugees

The chaplaincy of the Mahama Burundian refugee camp received a visit from the Lebanese Missionary group for Charity from the 15th to the 25th of August last year. The visit was part of a collaboration inside the Famvin Homeless Alliance but also among FHA ambassadors...

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