Embracing the homeless in a network of charity

Over 7,000 lives have been transformed thanks to the “13 Houses” Campaign. In just 3 years this global endeavour has gone from a single house in Macon, Georgia (USA) to more than 70 projects in almost 50 countries with up to 2,000 houses built. Project after project, the “13 Houses” is embracing...

International Refugee Conference adjourned to June 2022

Our second international conference “The journey of a refugee” will happen in Seville (Spain) from the 7th to the 9th of June 2022. Covid forced the FHA Team to postpone this meeting once again due to the progress of the pandemic, travel restrictions and limited in-person participation at this...

FHA Webinars

At a time when coming together was more difficult than ever, the FHA decided to organise webinars to fulfil our goals of building global capacity and facilitating learning opportunities in the Vincentian Family. In 2021 we organised two, but we hope to make webinars a regular feature of the FHA...

Advent Letter 2021 by Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM

Dear members of the Vincentian Family, May the grace and peace of Jesus be always with us! Every year, the Church offers us the gift of the grace-filled period called “Advent” that helps us to prepare our hearts and minds in a special way for the Christmas season. Continuing the reflection on...

Embracing the homeless in a network of charity!

Happy Feast of the Miraculous Medal!  As we celebrate the apparition of the Virgin Mary to St Catherine Labouré almost two centuries ago, in the FHA we are also celebrating three years of the “13 Houses” Campaign!  In this time, Vincentians all over the world have housed or supported over 7000...

Father Pedro Opeka CM nominated for Council of Europe prize

Father Pedro Opeka CM has been nominated to the Raoul Wallenberg Prize of the Council of Europe. The Famvin Homeless Alliance has supported this nomination, which has been officially carried out by the Slovenian Government because “his great self-sacrifice make him a worthy candidate for the prize...

The “13 Houses” Campaign already changing lives in Ireland

Noel has lost everything during this pandemic... even his beloved Rosie. Noel was at home, looking forward to a quiet Christmas with his little dog, Rosie, when he got the crushing news from his landlord — Noel had to leave his home... At almost 70 years of age, he was set on the lonely path to...

Bringing smiles to Tanzania with the “13 Houses” Campaign

Hadeeja can finally smile. And she does it while holding the “13 Houses” Campaign plaque in front of her new house with her three sons and her daughter. For this widow and mother of four living in Mtindu, Tanzania, the Campaign has represented a chance for a new beginning and a better life for...

Building a wider “We” in the footsteps of Vincent de Paul

Today we commemorate St Vincent’s Feast Day with all Vincentians, a day to pray, reflect and celebrate. In the FHA, we cannot forget that as we mark St Vincent’s day, yesterday was also the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. In the FHA we work daily to weave together our Charism and heritage into...

Letter from Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM, on the Occasion of the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul 2021

As usual at this time, Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM, President of the Executive Committee of the Vincentian Family, has sent a reflection to the entire Vincentian Family on the occasion of the feast of Saint Vincent de Paul on September 27: Rome, 15 September 2021 FEAST OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL To all the...
Embracing the homeless in a network of charity

Embracing the homeless in a network of charity

Over 7,000 lives have been transformed thanks to the “13 Houses” Campaign. In just 3 years this global endeavour has gone from a single house in Macon, Georgia (USA) to more than 70 projects in almost 50 countries with up to 2,000 houses built. Project after project,...

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International Refugee Conference adjourned to June 2022

International Refugee Conference adjourned to June 2022

Our second international conference “The journey of a refugee” will happen in Seville (Spain) from the 7th to the 9th of June 2022. Covid forced the FHA Team to postpone this meeting once again due to the progress of the pandemic, travel restrictions and limited...

read more
FHA Webinars

FHA Webinars

At a time when coming together was more difficult than ever, the FHA decided to organise webinars to fulfil our goals of building global capacity and facilitating learning opportunities in the Vincentian Family. In 2021 we organised two, but we hope to make webinars a...

read more
Advent Letter 2021 by Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM

Advent Letter 2021 by Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM

Dear members of the Vincentian Family, May the grace and peace of Jesus be always with us! Every year, the Church offers us the gift of the grace-filled period called “Advent” that helps us to prepare our hearts and minds in a special way for the Christmas season....

read more
Embracing the homeless in a network of charity!

Embracing the homeless in a network of charity!

Happy Feast of the Miraculous Medal!  As we celebrate the apparition of the Virgin Mary to St Catherine Labouré almost two centuries ago, in the FHA we are also celebrating three years of the “13 Houses” Campaign!  In this time, Vincentians all over the world have...

read more
Father Pedro Opeka CM nominated for Council of Europe prize

Father Pedro Opeka CM nominated for Council of Europe prize

Father Pedro Opeka CM has been nominated to the Raoul Wallenberg Prize of the Council of Europe. The Famvin Homeless Alliance has supported this nomination, which has been officially carried out by the Slovenian Government because “his great self-sacrifice make him a...

read more
The “13 Houses” Campaign already changing lives in Ireland

The “13 Houses” Campaign already changing lives in Ireland

Noel has lost everything during this pandemic... even his beloved Rosie. Noel was at home, looking forward to a quiet Christmas with his little dog, Rosie, when he got the crushing news from his landlord — Noel had to leave his home... At almost 70 years of age, he...

read more
Bringing smiles to Tanzania with the “13 Houses” Campaign

Bringing smiles to Tanzania with the “13 Houses” Campaign

Hadeeja can finally smile. And she does it while holding the “13 Houses” Campaign plaque in front of her new house with her three sons and her daughter. For this widow and mother of four living in Mtindu, Tanzania, the Campaign has represented a chance for a new...

read more
Building a wider “We” in the footsteps of Vincent de Paul

Building a wider “We” in the footsteps of Vincent de Paul

Today we commemorate St Vincent’s Feast Day with all Vincentians, a day to pray, reflect and celebrate. In the FHA, we cannot forget that as we mark St Vincent’s day, yesterday was also the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. In the FHA we work daily to weave together...

read more
The FHA and the “Season of Creation”

The FHA and the “Season of Creation”

"A true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor", Laudato Si’,  #49 Pope Francis’ words have been inspiring the work of...

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Postponed: FHA Refugee Conference

Postponed: FHA Refugee Conference

After careful consideration, the FHA Team has decided to postpone the Conference to Spring 2022, given the current progress of the pandemic, travel restrictions and limited in-person participation at this point. In January 2022, we will communicate the new dates and...

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