On top of the World – Diaries of a Vincentian

On top of the World – Diaries of a Vincentian

And suddenly I felt her little hand in mine. She had stood next to me for a while; staring up at me with her curious eyes; her bright smile framed by dusty, tangled hair. We were in the middle of a small square; surrounded by little houses; a buzzing community on the...
The FHA at the #Famvin2020Roma

The FHA at the #Famvin2020Roma

The Famvin Homeless Alliance was present at the first meeting of all the Vincentian branches that took place in Rome from the 8th to the 12th of January 2020 under the motto The Vincentian Family Moving Forward. More than 100 branches came together at the Patristic...
An open ear at the railway station

An open ear at the railway station

At the heart of community life. With an ever present calling. To be close to the people and to be open to the needs of the time is the common thread running through the history of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of St Vincent de Paul in Untermarchtal. For...
On top of the World – Diaries of a Vincentian

I Know – Diaries of a Vincentian

It was freezing. I had just stepped out from the warm embrace of my hotel and needed a moment to adjust to the cold now filling my lungs. It was a wonderful day. Blue skies and winter sun. A thin layer of ice paved the road, some spots of frozen old snow here and...
The World’s Big Sleep Out

The World’s Big Sleep Out

On the 7th of December, people around the world joined in an enormous act of global solidarity to support people who have no choice but to sleep on the streets. From Los Angeles to London; from New Delhi to Manila and Brisbane, people slept out for one night to raise...