God Lives in His People

Two bedrock beliefs are the foundation for Vincentian Spirituality: first, God is the most real and the most precious reality there is, and second, this precious God lives in His people. This is what gives us reason to metaphorically “take our shoes off” when we come into the presence of those we serve. Anyone wanting… Read more »

The Poor, Our Treasure

As followers of Vincent de Paul, we are “People of the Scarred Coin.” We are God-touched individuals who have been awakened to the worth of everyone around us – especially the ones who most easily get pushed off the screen, the poor. We see their value– the treasure on the other side of that scarred… Read more »

Seeing Poor and Marginalized Persons in a New Light

St. Vincent’s metaphor is of a beat-up, dented, scratched, scarred, and very common coin, which turns out to have another side. It is applied to the beat-up, dented, dime-a-dozen, mostly invisible ones– the poor people. “Why treat that common nobody on the ground as if he is somebody?” Here is Vincent’s answer: I shouldn’t judge… Read more »

REMINDER November 28 is Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is an international day of giving and is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. When you are deciding where your end-of-year dollars will go, please consider a donation to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Use the donate button located at the top of this page to… Read more »

November 19: World Day of the Poor

Today is the first ever World Day of the Poor. Pope Francis tells us, “Let us love, not with words but with deeds.” Live your faith with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul throughout the year! Vincentians grow spiritually and develop Christian friendships through serving people in need. Make a difference! Learn more at… Read more »

SVDP Joins East County Homeless Task Force

Our San Diego St. Vincent de Paul Society is an active participant on Team 6: Shelters, temporary & Long Range Housing, Day Centers of the East County Task Force Project Group. Team 6 believes that it is necessary to implement a continuum of temporary through long term shelter and meal solutions where homeless individuals and… Read more »

Mental Health Ministry at St. Therese Catholic Parish

What is anxiety and depression? What are the facts about anxiety and depression? Why it is important to learn about anxiety and depression? How to cope with anxiety and/or depression? If you would like to learn more about anxiety and depression, make plans to attend. Tuesday, September 12, at 7 p.m. In Murray Hall at… Read more »

2017 Day of Recollection

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of San Diego and the San Diego Diocesan Office for Social Ministry co-hosted a Day of Recollection with Fr. Greg Adolf. This years theme, “400 Years of the Vincentian Charism,” recognized that St. Vincent de Paul received his call to serve the poor and marginalized 400… Read more »

2017 Friends of the Poor Walk

The year 2008 marked two important events for the National Council Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Not only was it the 175th anniversary of the Society, but it was the founding year for the National Council Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run. The 2017 Friends of the Poor® Run/Walk is in the planning phase at… Read more »

Voice of the Poor Webinar THURSDAY 4/20

Does your council or conference have a seat at the table where major decisions on transportation, childcare and education, and jobs are made?  Who are the people and institutions shaping critical decisions that impact families in your community? Community organizing is a process that is not foreign to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul…. Read more »