13 Houses to celebrate 50 years of the Congregation of the Mission in Curitiba

On September 22nd, in the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption, Campo Largo, Brazil, took place the encounter of the Vincentian Family to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Curitiba Province of the Congregation of the Mission. The celebration was presided by Father Tomaz Mavric CM, Superior...

A Voice of the Vincentian Laity

Last week, Yasmine Cajuste, the FHA Project Development Manager, gave the lecture “A Voice of the Vincentian Laity: The Haiti Initiative and the FamVin Homeless Alliance” at the Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology (CWCIT) in DePaul University in Chicago. You can watch her...

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America joins the fight against homelessness inspired by the 13 Houses Campaign

The FHA launched the 13 Houses Campaign almost a year ago to change the lives of 10000 homeless people. We wanted to inspire Vincentians around the world to join efforts, but we never closed the door to go beyond the Family. Now, the Campaign is starting to inspire people beyond the Vincentian...

Back in Untermarchtal

It was the middle of September when I, once again, had the privilege of travelling to Untermarchtal, Germany. The Sisters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul had invited me to attend and speak at their annual open day – an event that brings together supporters, volunteers and friends of their...

A second chance thanks to the “13 Houses”

My name is Flore and I am from a humble family from Côte d'Ivoire. When I was 17 years old, my life changed. My mum passed away during the 2002 civil war, and then I started a journey that took me far away from everything and everybody. After her death, life was difficult for me and my siblings....

In plain sight. Yet invisible – Diaries of a Vincentian

On a Saturday night, London’s streets are transformed into a stage with a spotlight being turned on the everyday actors of little tragedies, big comedies, promising romances. Scenes can be fleeting, almost unnoticeable; or they play out on centre stage – the main act – with the rest of the world...

13, a lucky Vincentian number against homelessness

13 seems to be a key number for Vincentians fighting homelessness around the world, despite all the prejudices surrounding it. Almost a year ago, we launched the “13 Houses” Campaign with the aim of changing the lives of 10.000 homeless people in 3 to 5 years. Our partner the Institute of Global...

“We go out to look for our brothers on the streets, like Jesus with the missing sheep”

During the cold nights of Bogotá, you can find groups of six people looking for the more than 9500 rough sleeps which, according to government data, sleep on the streets of the Colombian capital. Under the coordination of Sister Nohemy Sánchez, the Daughters of Charity and lay people have been...

Vincentian Family Homelessness Ministry Map

The Famvin Homeless Alliance is gathering information on all Vincentian homelessness ministries and placing them onto an accessible map. Why are we doing this? Why should you contribute to our map? People can find us: those in need and volunteers A map increases our visibility. It means people can...

A new house for a better life in New Zealand

Terri and husband Tane immigrated to New Zealand from Kiribati islands in 2008 with their 2-year-old son. They initially lived with friends. After two years they moved to the rural area of Warkworth north of Auckland city. Tane had found work in horticulture. He has held this job for 10 years but...

A Voice of the Vincentian Laity

Last week, Yasmine Cajuste, the FHA Project Development Manager, gave the lecture “A Voice of the Vincentian Laity: The Haiti Initiative and the FamVin Homeless Alliance” at the Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology (CWCIT) in DePaul University in...

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Back in Untermarchtal

It was the middle of September when I, once again, had the privilege of travelling to Untermarchtal, Germany. The Sisters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul had invited me to attend and speak at their annual open day – an event that brings together supporters,...

read more

A second chance thanks to the “13 Houses”

My name is Flore and I am from a humble family from Côte d'Ivoire. When I was 17 years old, my life changed. My mum passed away during the 2002 civil war, and then I started a journey that took me far away from everything and everybody. After her death, life was...

read more

In plain sight. Yet invisible – Diaries of a Vincentian

On a Saturday night, London’s streets are transformed into a stage with a spotlight being turned on the everyday actors of little tragedies, big comedies, promising romances. Scenes can be fleeting, almost unnoticeable; or they play out on centre stage – the main act...

read more

13, a lucky Vincentian number against homelessness

13 seems to be a key number for Vincentians fighting homelessness around the world, despite all the prejudices surrounding it. Almost a year ago, we launched the “13 Houses” Campaign with the aim of changing the lives of 10.000 homeless people in 3 to 5 years. Our...

read more

Vincentian Family Homelessness Ministry Map

The Famvin Homeless Alliance is gathering information on all Vincentian homelessness ministries and placing them onto an accessible map. Why are we doing this? Why should you contribute to our map? People can find us: those in need and volunteers A map increases our...

read more

A new house for a better life in New Zealand

Terri and husband Tane immigrated to New Zealand from Kiribati islands in 2008 with their 2-year-old son. They initially lived with friends. After two years they moved to the rural area of Warkworth north of Auckland city. Tane had found work in horticulture. He has...

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