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,...

When in Germany

A few months back, Mark McGreevy and I had the privilege of being invited to the Megvis Conference in Untermarchtal, Germany, to speak about the work of the Famvin Homeless Alliance and the 13 Houses Campaign. The conference brings together the primarily German-speaking Vincentian congregations to...

Welcoming the Stranger in Guatemala City

The FHA ambassadors work in a wide range of projects all over the world supporting homeless people. Father Luis Camarena CM describes the work carried out in Guatemala City, in the shelter “I was a stranger”.  As a result of the commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the Vincentian Charisma...

The FHA takes parts on the Vincentian advocacy at the UN

“You need to live it to know it”. With these powerful words Iris Bailey, who was homeless for 18 months, moved the attendants of the open dialogue organised by the UN NGO Working Group to End Homelessness (WGEH) last week in New York, in which the FHA staff and Commission members took part. Among...

The Vincentian Family in Spain is joining the Famvin Homeless Alliance with four “13 Houses” projects

The Coordinator of the Famvin Homeless Alliance, Mark McGreevy and “13 Houses” Campaign Coordinator, Natalie Monteza, visited Seville, Spain, this past 22-24 May to know more about the “13 Houses” projects in the country. They were welcomed by the Daughters of Charity (DC), who also organized a...

Conference on the Famvin Homeless Alliance in Rwanda

Preview (opens in a new tab) On May 11-12, 2019, 105 members of different branches of the Vincentian Family and their delegates gathered in Kigali for a conference on the Famvin Homeless Alliance (FHA). The event took place at the Provincial House of the Daughters of Charity. Two Vincentians from...

What if the 13 houses Campaign was not only about “13 houses”?

If you are a member of the Vincentian Family you have probably heard of the “13 Houses Campaign”. Run by the Famvin Homeless Alliance (FHA), the Campaign stems from the Jubilee celebrations of the 400th year of the birth of Vincentian Charism, which had underlined the “welcome the stranger” theme....

Vincent is home

In August 2018, Depaul USA opened its first 13 Houses project in Little Rock and welcomed Vincent to his new home. Now, nine months later, we were curious to learn more about him and see how he was doing. For Vincent, it’s been a long way to get where he is now; a long way to becoming the...

The Importance of Communication in the Life and Writings of Vincent de Paul

Communications were as central to Vincent’s first missions as they are for the Vincentian Family’s work today. Vincent repeatedly underlined the importance of clarity in communicating with one another and to the wider public. ‘Nothing is more necessary,’ he told the Daughters of Charity. Fr Robert...

Great Britain’s Ambitious 13 Houses Plans

The Vincentian Family in Great Britain is collaborating to plan 13 Houses projects across the country. As Fr Robert Maloney showed, collaboration was the default position of the early Vincentian Family and so it continues today. The UK-based Family members met at the start of this year and their...

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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When in Germany

A few months back, Mark McGreevy and I had the privilege of being invited to the Megvis Conference in Untermarchtal, Germany, to speak about the work of the Famvin Homeless Alliance and the 13 Houses Campaign. The conference brings together the primarily...

read more

Welcoming the Stranger in Guatemala City

The FHA ambassadors work in a wide range of projects all over the world supporting homeless people. Father Luis Camarena CM describes the work carried out in Guatemala City, in the shelter “I was a stranger”.  As a result of the commemoration of the 400th Anniversary...

read more

The FHA takes parts on the Vincentian advocacy at the UN

“You need to live it to know it”. With these powerful words Iris Bailey, who was homeless for 18 months, moved the attendants of the open dialogue organised by the UN NGO Working Group to End Homelessness (WGEH) last week in New York, in which the FHA staff and...

read more

Conference on the Famvin Homeless Alliance in Rwanda

Preview (opens in a new tab) On May 11-12, 2019, 105 members of different branches of the Vincentian Family and their delegates gathered in Kigali for a conference on the Famvin Homeless Alliance (FHA). The event took place at the Provincial House of the Daughters of...

read more

Vincent is home

In August 2018, Depaul USA opened its first 13 Houses project in Little Rock and welcomed Vincent to his new home. Now, nine months later, we were curious to learn more about him and see how he was doing. For Vincent, it’s been a long way to get where he is now; a...

read more

Great Britain’s Ambitious 13 Houses Plans

The Vincentian Family in Great Britain is collaborating to plan 13 Houses projects across the country. As Fr Robert Maloney showed, collaboration was the default position of the early Vincentian Family and so it continues today. The UK-based Family members met at the...

read more

Laudato si’ and Homelessness

'The baneful consequences', Pope Francis told the United Nations, 'of an irresponsible mismanagement of the global economy, guided only by ambition for wealth and power, must serve as a summons to a forthright reflection on man’. The poverty, the inequality, the...

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“To be outside”: A “spiritual” experience!

"Lazarus, come out! Jesus cried out (John 11, 43)”. However, what does it mean "to be outside"? Summary of Mgr. Bruno-Marie DUFFÉ speech during the FHA International Conference (November 28, 2018)   To be outside, explains Bishop Duffé (Secretary of the Dicastery...

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