What if the 13 houses Campaign was not only about “13 houses”?

If you are a member of the Vincentian Family you have probably heard of the “13 Houses Campaign”. Run by the Famvin Homeless Alliance (FHA), the Campaign stems from the Jubilee celebrations of the 400th year of the birth of Vincentian Charism, which had underlined the “welcome the stranger” theme....

Vincent is home

In August 2018, Depaul USA opened its first 13 Houses project in Little Rock and welcomed Vincent to his new home. Now, nine months later, we were curious to learn more about him and see how he was doing. For Vincent, it’s been a long way to get where he is now; a long way to becoming the...

The Importance of Communication in the Life and Writings of Vincent de Paul

Communications were as central to Vincent’s first missions as they are for the Vincentian Family’s work today. Vincent repeatedly underlined the importance of clarity in communicating with one another and to the wider public. ‘Nothing is more necessary,’ he told the Daughters of Charity. Fr Robert...

Great Britain’s Ambitious 13 Houses Plans

The Vincentian Family in Great Britain is collaborating to plan 13 Houses projects across the country. As Fr Robert Maloney showed, collaboration was the default position of the early Vincentian Family and so it continues today. The UK-based Family members met at the start of this year and their...

Laudato si’ and Homelessness

'The baneful consequences', Pope Francis told the United Nations, 'of an irresponsible mismanagement of the global economy, guided only by ambition for wealth and power, must serve as a summons to a forthright reflection on man’. The poverty, the inequality, the environmental crisis. How has it...

“To be outside”: A “spiritual” experience!

"Lazarus, come out! Jesus cried out (John 11, 43)”. However, what does it mean "to be outside"? Summary of Mgr. Bruno-Marie DUFFÉ speech during the FHA International Conference (November 28, 2018)   To be outside, explains Bishop Duffé (Secretary of the Dicastery for the Integral Human...

A View from India – The Congregation of the Mission in Southern India and the 13 Houses Campaign

The Coordinator of the Famvin Homeless Alliance (Mark McGreevy) visited India a couple of weeks ago. The following is one of a short series of reflections on what work the Vincentian Family in India is doing in the field of homelessness and in particular in celebration of the 400th Anniversary of...

A View from India – The Society of St Vincent de Paul, the Daughters of Charity and the Institute of Global Homelessness

The Coordinator of the Famvin Homeless Alliance (Mark McGreevy) visited India lately. The following is one of the reflections on the work the Vincentian Family in India is undertaking in the field of homelessness and in particular in celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the Vincentian Charism...

A View from India – The Vincentian Congregation and the 13 Houses Campaign

The Coordinator of the Famvin Homeless Alliance (Mark McGreevy) visited India. The following is one of a short series of reflections on the work the Vincentian Family in India is doing in the field of homelessness and in particular in celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the Vincentian Charism...

Home Visits in the Vincentian Tradition

Home visits have been entwined in the Vincentian Family’s service from its inception. Upon founding the first Confraternities of Charity in 1617, Vincent instructed the members to go ‘two by two’ to visit the sick and disadvantaged. This practice was extended to both the Congregation of the...

Vincent is home

In August 2018, Depaul USA opened its first 13 Houses project in Little Rock and welcomed Vincent to his new home. Now, nine months later, we were curious to learn more about him and see how he was doing. For Vincent, it’s been a long way to get where he is now; a...

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Great Britain’s Ambitious 13 Houses Plans

The Vincentian Family in Great Britain is collaborating to plan 13 Houses projects across the country. As Fr Robert Maloney showed, collaboration was the default position of the early Vincentian Family and so it continues today. The UK-based Family members met at the...

read more

Laudato si’ and Homelessness

'The baneful consequences', Pope Francis told the United Nations, 'of an irresponsible mismanagement of the global economy, guided only by ambition for wealth and power, must serve as a summons to a forthright reflection on man’. The poverty, the inequality, the...

read more

“To be outside”: A “spiritual” experience!

"Lazarus, come out! Jesus cried out (John 11, 43)”. However, what does it mean "to be outside"? Summary of Mgr. Bruno-Marie DUFFÉ speech during the FHA International Conference (November 28, 2018)   To be outside, explains Bishop Duffé (Secretary of the Dicastery...

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Home Visits in the Vincentian Tradition

Home visits have been entwined in the Vincentian Family’s service from its inception. Upon founding the first Confraternities of Charity in 1617, Vincent instructed the members to go ‘two by two’ to visit the sick and disadvantaged. This practice was extended to both...

read more

Hope for Venezuela’s Refugees | 13 Houses Campaign

Over the past two months, we have shared with you some of the 13 Houses Campaign projects under construction. But there are many more we hope to build in the coming months. Here is Peru’s 13 Houses dream. Peru has almost 1.8 million people in need of a home. Fr Cruz,...

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