The context to Laudato Si’ – The Famvin Homeless Alliance and Laudato Si’ (I)

In 2015, Pope Francis’ published Laudato Si’ an encyclical on climate change and inequality. The following is a reflection on his words and a consideration of how Laudato Si’ both informs and affirms the work of the Famvin Homeless Alliance. The reflection will be published in three parts. In...

Slum Dwelling: Annual Theme 2020

Over the past two years, the Vincentian Family’s annual theme has focused on forced displacement and street homelessness. For 2020, we are focusing on slum dwellers. We refer you to our briefing paper, which outlines in greater detail the problem of slum dwelling and suggested strategies for...

Letter from Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM, on the Occasion of the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul 2020

FHA and post-COVID-19 opportunities and challenges for the worldwide Vincentian Family   TOGETHER IN PRAYER, THOUGHT, AND ACTION Dear brothers and sisters, May the grace and peace of Jesus be always with us! The year 2020 had hardly begun when it brought us so many unexpected challenges, so...

The FamVin Coming Together for Beirut!

The August 4 Beirut blast devastated the city and added a climate of high insecurity in the country, which was already struggling with a severe economic and financial crisis coupled with uncertainty at several levels. On top and above with the huge material damages, the pre-existing humanitarian...

Affective and effective solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic

After 10 years of work in the field of education, in Chiclayo, I was assigned to Pisco, in Peru, as the pastor of a parish. I had not settled into my new missionary appointment when I was confronted with a series of restrictions, confinement, fear and uncertainty. I had envisioned the city of...

An explosion of homelessness in Beirut

There are 300,000 new homeless people in Beirut after the explosions of August 4th in the heart of Lebanon, including many Vincentians. Despite their suffering, the Lebanese Vincentian Family immediately sprang into action: sheltering the homeless, taking care of the poorest, healing the wounded...

Another Look at the Coronavirus Pandemic

More than four months have passed since the first positive case of COVID-19 was reported here in Rwanda. On the one hand, it is normal that a new disease, which spreads with such incredible speed, should scare all humanity. But on the other hand, with an insightful glance, it is possible to...

The Vincentian Family launches an appeal to reach the #HeartofLebanon

The Vincentian Family has launched the appeal “From our hearts to the heart of Lebanon” to support the work of Vincentians in Beirut. The Lebanese Vincentian Family sprang into action right after the blast that devastated the city on August 4th, sheltering some of the new 300,000 new homeless,...

From Beirut – Diaries of a Vincentian

On the 4th of August 2020, two major explosions rocked Beirut port, killing more than 150 people and injuring over 6,000. More than 60 people went missing. What happened on Tuesday is greater than the size of Lebanon in its current situation, adding to the economic crisis, currency collapse and...

FHA Commission member appointed to the UK House of Lords

FHA Commission Member Dame Louise Casey has been appointed for a life peerage in the House of Lords, the upper chamber of the UK Parliament. Dame Louise will sit with the “crossbench peers”, the non-party affiliated members of the Chamber. The majority of members of the House of Lords are...
Slum Dwelling: Annual Theme 2020

Slum Dwelling: Annual Theme 2020

Over the past two years, the Vincentian Family’s annual theme has focused on forced displacement and street homelessness. For 2020, we are focusing on slum dwellers. We refer you to our briefing paper, which outlines in greater detail the problem of slum dwelling and...

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The FamVin Coming Together for Beirut!

The FamVin Coming Together for Beirut!

The August 4 Beirut blast devastated the city and added a climate of high insecurity in the country, which was already struggling with a severe economic and financial crisis coupled with uncertainty at several levels. On top and above with the huge material damages,...

read more
An explosion of homelessness in Beirut

An explosion of homelessness in Beirut

There are 300,000 new homeless people in Beirut after the explosions of August 4th in the heart of Lebanon, including many Vincentians. Despite their suffering, the Lebanese Vincentian Family immediately sprang into action: sheltering the homeless, taking care of the...

read more
Another Look at the Coronavirus Pandemic

Another Look at the Coronavirus Pandemic

More than four months have passed since the first positive case of COVID-19 was reported here in Rwanda. On the one hand, it is normal that a new disease, which spreads with such incredible speed, should scare all humanity. But on the other hand, with an insightful...

read more
From Beirut – Diaries of a Vincentian

From Beirut – Diaries of a Vincentian

On the 4th of August 2020, two major explosions rocked Beirut port, killing more than 150 people and injuring over 6,000. More than 60 people went missing. What happened on Tuesday is greater than the size of Lebanon in its current situation, adding to the economic...

read more
FHA Commission member appointed to the UK House of Lords

FHA Commission member appointed to the UK House of Lords

FHA Commission Member Dame Louise Casey has been appointed for a life peerage in the House of Lords, the upper chamber of the UK Parliament. Dame Louise will sit with the “crossbench peers”, the non-party affiliated members of the Chamber. The majority of members of...

read more