July 12: Vincentian Family Day of Prayer for a World in Need (Facebook Live)

The Executive Committee of the Vincentian Family invites you to join in a moment of prayer on Facebook Live, to ask God in community for a world that faces serious challenges and suffers from serious global problems. The meeting will take place on Sunday, July 12, at 3 pm in the afternoon (EDT,...

The Voice of the Survivors – Diaries of a Vincentian

In 2015, I had the chance to spend Easter with a Vincentian youth group in the community of Palmas del Río, in El Roble parish, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Each day we would walk twenty to thirty minutes from the church hall into the village, and from there, we would split up, going door to door to...

“Only the Vincentian Family came to help us”

Latin America is now the epicenter of COVID-19. Like many times in the past, the Vincentian Family has stepped up to the challenge and is continuing to work with the poorest of the poor during this difficult time. The Vincentian Family in Ecuador, who are already part of our “13 Houses” Campaign,...

Statement of the Vincentian Family in the Face of Racial Discrimination

The Vincentian Family is a worldwide movement made up of more than 4 million believers and more than 160 ecclesial institutions which, for more than 4 centuries, has served the most needy in our world. As members of Vincentian Family, we do not want to nor should we remain impassive in the face of...

The Daughters of Charity prevent hunger among single mothers in Ethiopia during COVID-19

Being a single mother of four is always a challenge, even more during a global pandemic. Letay Kassa, 34, was already used to hardship and homelessness when COVID-19 struck Mekelle, Ethiopia. Letay’s family sent her to the city from their village to escape the hard conditions of rural life in...

The Passage – Diaries of a Vincentian

A diary reveals much about its writer; especially read in retrospect some time later.   It’s not your diary I am thinking of – it’s mine!  The hand-eye-brain co-ordination creates a muscular memory of events that is both cathartic and illuminating. A strong developmental tool, it puts my...

Striving to be “social poets”, the Famvin Homeless Alliance’s response to COVID-19

In his April 2020 Letter to Popular Movements, Pope Francis says to them: “you are social poets because, from the forgotten peripheries where you live, you create admirable solutions for the most pressing problems afflicting the marginalized”. As States declared a state of emergency to prevent the...

Ihor, a life changed amidst the pandemic in Ukraine

​Earlier this year in March, Ihor approached Depaul Ukraine Street Outreach project in Odessa and asked us for help. Ihor is 61 years old and has a wife and daughter, but due to a disagreement with his relatives they lost their house a few years ago. Since then, the family have temporarily rented...

Warde, a story of providence

With a big smile and shiny eyes, Warde welcomes you whenever you visit; a visit she prays for every day, every week, every month. She smiles as if she has no care in the world, she greets as if she has known you forever and she spreads positivity as if she had everything. But Warde is a...

“I know that God does not forget us”, Véronique, from the Mahama Refugee Camp in Rwanda

"My name is Véronique and I am 91 years old. I have been in the Mahama Refugee Camp in Rwanda since 2015 with my granddaughter. She takes care of me. In the five years that I have been here, life has not been easy. There is not a single day that I have had enough food. Many times, I only have...
The Voice of the Survivors – Diaries of a Vincentian

The Voice of the Survivors – Diaries of a Vincentian

In 2015, I had the chance to spend Easter with a Vincentian youth group in the community of Palmas del Río, in El Roble parish, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Each day we would walk twenty to thirty minutes from the church hall into the village, and from there, we would...

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“Only the Vincentian Family came to help us”

“Only the Vincentian Family came to help us”

Latin America is now the epicenter of COVID-19. Like many times in the past, the Vincentian Family has stepped up to the challenge and is continuing to work with the poorest of the poor during this difficult time. The Vincentian Family in Ecuador, who are already part...

read more
The Passage – Diaries of a Vincentian

The Passage – Diaries of a Vincentian

A diary reveals much about its writer; especially read in retrospect some time later.   It’s not your diary I am thinking of – it’s mine!  The hand-eye-brain co-ordination creates a muscular memory of events that is both cathartic and illuminating. A strong...

read more
Ihor, a life changed amidst the pandemic in Ukraine

Ihor, a life changed amidst the pandemic in Ukraine

​Earlier this year in March, Ihor approached Depaul Ukraine Street Outreach project in Odessa and asked us for help. Ihor is 61 years old and has a wife and daughter, but due to a disagreement with his relatives they lost their house a few years ago. Since then, the...

read more
Warde, a story of providence

Warde, a story of providence

With a big smile and shiny eyes, Warde welcomes you whenever you visit; a visit she prays for every day, every week, every month. She smiles as if she has no care in the world, she greets as if she has known you forever and she spreads positivity as if she had...

read more
To die like a dog… – Diaries of a Vincentian

To die like a dog… – Diaries of a Vincentian

August 18th 2003 I was running between two emergencies. We were Red Cross volunteer lifeguards. We first attended to a man with a stab wound and took him to hospital, but it was a struggle to get him admitted: we knew neither his name, nor of any relatives who could...

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