Access to water: the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth work towards a right still denied to many

Water is one of the basic rights that is, unfortunately, still denied to many people across the globe. This is the case in Botswana, where rainfalls are poor and due to the scarcity of water, it is very difficult for families to meet their most basic needs such as cooking, drinking, bathing, and...

ACCOMPANYING THE JOURNEY OF A REFUGEE. WHAT HAVE WE HEARD? WHAT ACTIONS WILL WE TAKE FORWARD?

As we come to the close of our Conference, we will each leave with our own thoughts and reflections on what we have seen and heard over the past three days.   Our experiences are personal and individual. But, as Sister Carol reminded us yesterday, we also take home each other’s thoughts. So,...

FHA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, 7TH-9TH JUNE

How can the Vincentian Family help people who are refugees, internally displaced and victims of human trafficking? Through collaboration and action. These two themes permeated the 3-day FHA Conference. In his opening homily, Msgr. Robert Vitillo (C.S.) spoke of the importance of addressing both...

Together on a journey to accompany refugees, internally displaced people and victims of human trafficking

Silence. Tears. And then applause. The core meaning of a dangerous, tortuous journey, full of fear, but also hope for a better future is encapsulated in the embrace of the beneficiaries of the projects of the Daughters of Charity (DC) in Seville, Spain, where our Conference took place from the 7th...

Dominican Republic and Morocco join the ’13 Houses’ Campaign

The Dominican Republic and Morocco have joined the ’13 Houses’ Campaign with two very different projects. We are very happy to have reached the benchmark of 52 countries and we are grateful to see that the Campaign is growing even further after Botswana, France and Italy joined last March. In the...

Joy and gratitude: the 13 Houses project in Venezuela

Although we are not there, we can see and feel the joy and gratitude in the smiles of the two families that the 13 Houses Campaign helped in Venezuela, in the municipality of Andrés Eloy Blanco. It all started two years ago, during a home visit, when one of the Daughters of Charity saw a house...

The Vincentian Family is helping families in the Philippines to rebuild their lives

In December 2022, Typhoon Odette/Ray battered the Philippines blowing off   roofs, uprooting   trees, cutting   off   power   and   leaving   hundreds   of thousands to seek shelter.  The human cost has been enormous; over 400 people have lost their lives and countless became homeless. In...

Championing the rights of street children in Kenya

The Daughters of Charity and their “13 Houses” Upendo Program are taking to the streets to commemorate the International Day for Street Children in Kitale, Kenya. Children are among the most vulnerable homeless groups, but their voices are barely heard.  This walk on the streets of Kitale is the...

Letter of Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission, on the situation in Ukraine

To all the confreres of the Congregation of the Mission “UKRAINE IS CRYING AGAIN” Dear confreres, May the grace and peace of Jesus be always with us! A Ukrainian Orthodox priest, Alexi Pelipenko, who later converted to Catholicism, wrote a book after World War II entitled, Ukraine Is Crying, in...

France, Italy and Botswana join the “13 Houses” Campaign!

Botswana, France and Italy have joined the “13 Houses” Campaign with three very different projects. We are happy to have reached the benchmark of 50 countries with at least one “13 Houses” project, and even more to welcome France, the birthplace of the Vincentian Family and our founders. Back in...

FHA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, 7TH-9TH JUNE

How can the Vincentian Family help people who are refugees, internally displaced and victims of human trafficking? Through collaboration and action. These two themes permeated the 3-day FHA Conference. In his opening homily, Msgr. Robert Vitillo (C.S.) spoke of the...

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Joy and gratitude: the 13 Houses project in Venezuela

Although we are not there, we can see and feel the joy and gratitude in the smiles of the two families that the 13 Houses Campaign helped in Venezuela, in the municipality of Andrés Eloy Blanco. It all started two years ago, during a home visit, when one of the...

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Championing the rights of street children in Kenya

Championing the rights of street children in Kenya

The Daughters of Charity and their “13 Houses” Upendo Program are taking to the streets to commemorate the International Day for Street Children in Kitale, Kenya. Children are among the most vulnerable homeless groups, but their voices are barely heard.  This walk on...

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France, Italy and Botswana join the “13 Houses” Campaign!

France, Italy and Botswana join the “13 Houses” Campaign!

Botswana, France and Italy have joined the “13 Houses” Campaign with three very different projects. We are happy to have reached the benchmark of 50 countries with at least one “13 Houses” project, and even more to welcome France, the birthplace of the Vincentian...

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Invitation to pray for peace on Ash Wednesday

Invitation to pray for peace on Ash Wednesday

Fr. Tomaž Mavrič invites the International Vincentian Family to join with Pope Francis and all people of good will in prayer for peace in the Ukraine on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022. The prayer will be available from 9 a.m. Kiev time. Each person will be able to...

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