A family born again

Mihaela used to go to sleep worrying that the house would fall on her and her family. She lived with her mother and her four children, aged between 14 and 7 in a tiny house in Iasi, Romania second largest city. “We felt deprived of any hope, of protection during that period of 10 years. The...

From the basement to the hope of a new life

The Flórez Sierra Family hasn’t had it easy since they arrived in Spain from Colombia. “We used to live in a basement, unhealthy, without the right conditions, we were suffering, mostly for our child”. Besides, were living in an unregularized situation in the country. But their lives changed when...

94 houses opened and blessed in Australia as part of the “13 Houses” Campaign

Vincentians have opened and blessed 94 houses in Cardiff, New South Wales (NSW) Australia. This is the last batch of the 500 houses built by the St Vincent de Paul Society and the local government, a project which is part of the “13 Houses” Campaign. The Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF)...

Lenten Letter 2021 From Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM, to the Vincentian Family

My Broken Christ Dear members of the Vincentian Family, May the grace and peace of Jesus be always with us! After the dramatic events of last year as the suffering caused by wars, natural disasters, and famine was compounded by the pandemic of COVID-19, our faith calls us to live this new year...

All (and everybody) for our homeless friends

Christmas celebrations in the “Charité” Santa Luisa in Turin have been incredibly significant. Our “Day Centre for and with homeless people” has lived a wave of Providence and Grace. We were surprised but not overwhelmed, thanks to the Lord, we sail out with tailwind. The Holy Ghost winds! The...

Letter from Tomaž Mavrič, CM, President of the Executive Committee of the Vincentian Family, on the “13 houses” initiative

Rome, 2 February 2021 Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Dear Superiors General, International Presidents, Presidents of the National Councils or representatives of the Vincentian Family in any given country, all members of the worldwide Vincentian Family, May the grace and peace of Jesus be...

The FHA Christmas Appeal almost quadruples the target goal

The FHA Christmas Appeal “A room at the inn” has raised almost four times the amount of money needed to help five homeless families to provide them with the same warmth and security that Mary and Joseph were seeking for their family.  Thanks to generous donations, the appeal raised over $190,000...

Homeless people: a question of humanity and fraternity

Homeless people exist. Calling them by their name is a question of humanity and fraternity, recognizing them with an ID and personal documents means building a healthy, united, open and creative society. Without residency there are no real opportunities for civic, social or cultural promotion....

Reflecting on three years of the Famvin Homeless Alliance

The Famvin Homeless Alliance (FHA) has reached three years working with the poorest of the poor and the homeless. This anniversary comes at a time when the Vincentian service for homeless people is more necessary than ever in the post Covid-19 world.   Three years after its creation, the FHA...

The “infection” of Love

This is an extraordinary moment. For months we have been trying to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, not even pausing for a summer break; we have never let our homeless friends be alone. We have adapted our services, while maintaining our values, according to the national laws and protocols....
A family born again

A family born again

Mihaela used to go to sleep worrying that the house would fall on her and her family. She lived with her mother and her four children, aged between 14 and 7 in a tiny house in Iasi, Romania second largest city. “We felt deprived of any hope, of protection during that...

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From the basement to the hope of a new life

From the basement to the hope of a new life

The Flórez Sierra Family hasn’t had it easy since they arrived in Spain from Colombia. “We used to live in a basement, unhealthy, without the right conditions, we were suffering, mostly for our child”. Besides, were living in an unregularized situation in the country....

read more
All (and everybody) for our homeless friends

All (and everybody) for our homeless friends

Christmas celebrations in the “Charité” Santa Luisa in Turin have been incredibly significant. Our “Day Centre for and with homeless people” has lived a wave of Providence and Grace. We were surprised but not overwhelmed, thanks to the Lord, we sail out with tailwind....

read more
The FHA Christmas Appeal almost quadruples the target goal

The FHA Christmas Appeal almost quadruples the target goal

The FHA Christmas Appeal “A room at the inn” has raised almost four times the amount of money needed to help five homeless families to provide them with the same warmth and security that Mary and Joseph were seeking for their family.  Thanks to generous donations, the...

read more
Homeless people: a question of humanity and fraternity

Homeless people: a question of humanity and fraternity

Homeless people exist. Calling them by their name is a question of humanity and fraternity, recognizing them with an ID and personal documents means building a healthy, united, open and creative society. Without residency there are no real opportunities for civic,...

read more
Reflecting on three years of the Famvin Homeless Alliance

Reflecting on three years of the Famvin Homeless Alliance

The Famvin Homeless Alliance (FHA) has reached three years working with the poorest of the poor and the homeless. This anniversary comes at a time when the Vincentian service for homeless people is more necessary than ever in the post Covid-19 world.   Three years...

read more
The “infection” of Love

The “infection” of Love

This is an extraordinary moment. For months we have been trying to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, not even pausing for a summer break; we have never let our homeless friends be alone. We have adapted our services, while maintaining our values, according to the...

read more
This Christmas, help a family get a home

This Christmas, help a family get a home

“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7)Ann, Paula, Age, Mariano, Alba, and many other families around the world currently experiencing internal...

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