Migrant? Me? A stark, old and current reality in the world – Diaries of a Vincentian

The situation that thousands of Venezuelan brother and sisters have endured over the last few years has opened my eyes to a reality I wasn’t aware at all, even though it was always there. My contact with so many cases and stories of migrants over the last two years has made me reflect deeply and...

In each person we met, God was waiting for us – Diaries of a Vincentian

Five years ago, when the Missionary Group of Charity started its mission it was solely directed towards the poorest and how we can find the image of Christ in our fellows, the poor. Five years later we grew to learn that, with love, great stuff can be accomplished and this is how we travelled into...

Annaul Theme 2019: Forced Displacement

The Vincentian Family’s Annual Theme for 2019 is Forced Displacement. We encourage you to reflect, pray and continue to serve our brothers and sisters who find themselves having to flee their home for reasons of war, persecution and natural disaster. We hope this resource, produced by the Famvin...

Spreading the word about the “13 Houses” among Vincentians in Brazil

Ada Ferreira, the volunteer ambassador from Brazil, has not missed a chance to encourage Vincentians in her country to join the Alliance and the “13 Houses” Campaign. Our ambassadors work in their communities and within existing Vincentian Family structures to encourage engagement and help those...

Rebuilding hope in Mexico

In the afternoon of September 11th, 2017, Abundio Pérez was working in the field like any other day near Hueyapán, in Morelos, Mexico. Suddenly, he heard a frightening thunder and the earth started to comb and to break. He tried to run, but the tremor threw him to the ground. For a moment, he...

Message from Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, C.M. on the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, 2019

As usual at this time of the year, Father Tomaž Mavrič, CM, President of the Executive Committee of the Vincentian Family and 24th successor of St. Vincent de Paul, sends a letter to the Vincentian Family Worldwide on the occasion of the feast of St. Vincent de Paul, which the universal Church...

Home – Diaries of a Vincentian

What had seemed a reasonable choice of clothing just a few hours ago had quickly turned into regret as I squeezed myself through a tiny hole in a wire fence – trying not to shred my long, wavy summer skirt on the surrounding, serrated edges; or cutting my skin for that matter. Once everybody had...

Who is my neighbour?

Homily by Father Ricardo Cruz CM, FHA ambassador, read on Sunday 14th July in the St Vincent de Paul Chapel in Paris during the ambassador's gathering.  “We have to tender for the poor as we run to extinguish a fire” (SVP) Beloved brothers: I thank God for giving me the opportunity to preside this...

The FHA volunteer ambassadors come together for the first time

The FHA volunteer ambassadors gathered for the first time in July in Paris. They came together for three days of training near the places where St Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac lived and worked. The ambassadors are now back in their countries, ready to spread the word about the Alliance’s...

Presenting the FHA to the Vincentian Family in Central America

The FHA ambassadors work in a wide range of projects all over the world supporting homeless people. Father Luis Camarena CM attended the meeting of the  Vincentian Family in Central America.  The meeting of the Central American Vincentian Famliy (FAVICA) took place on San Salvador, El Salvador,...

Annaul Theme 2019: Forced Displacement

The Vincentian Family’s Annual Theme for 2019 is Forced Displacement. We encourage you to reflect, pray and continue to serve our brothers and sisters who find themselves having to flee their home for reasons of war, persecution and natural disaster. We hope this...

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Rebuilding hope in Mexico

In the afternoon of September 11th, 2017, Abundio Pérez was working in the field like any other day near Hueyapán, in Morelos, Mexico. Suddenly, he heard a frightening thunder and the earth started to comb and to break. He tried to run, but the tremor threw him to the...

read more

Home – Diaries of a Vincentian

What had seemed a reasonable choice of clothing just a few hours ago had quickly turned into regret as I squeezed myself through a tiny hole in a wire fence – trying not to shred my long, wavy summer skirt on the surrounding, serrated edges; or cutting my skin for...

read more

Who is my neighbour?

Homily by Father Ricardo Cruz CM, FHA ambassador, read on Sunday 14th July in the St Vincent de Paul Chapel in Paris during the ambassador's gathering.  “We have to tender for the poor as we run to extinguish a fire” (SVP) Beloved brothers: I thank God for giving me...

read more

Presenting the FHA to the Vincentian Family in Central America

The FHA ambassadors work in a wide range of projects all over the world supporting homeless people. Father Luis Camarena CM attended the meeting of the  Vincentian Family in Central America.  The meeting of the Central American Vincentian Famliy (FAVICA) took place on...

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The Vincentian advocacy in the UN

The United Nations is including homelessness in its vocabulary for the first time in its 74 years history. This has been achieved thanks to the Vincentian political advocacy alongside other civil society organisations through the NGO Working Group to End Homelessness...

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Our Strategic Plan 2019-2021

“Go then, courageously advancing moment by moment along the path on which God has placed you in order to reach Him.” Louise de Marillac When the Famvin Homeless Alliance was created in 2017, we could not have imagined where we would be only two years later. By 2019,...

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