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 »

Bilingual Magazine “Vincentians”

Victor Martell  and the Arch Dioceses of  Miami will print the new edition of the Bilingual Magazine “Vincentians”. If you would like to subscribe to get the Bilingual Magazine every trimester for only $10.00 contact Victor by e-mail or telephone at: Victor M. Martell, Journalist St. Vincent Conference Radio Paz www.depaulsanvicente.org P.O. Box 560037, Miami… 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 »

Ozanam Orientation at San Rafael!

Ozanam Orientation is finally here! Orientation turns you in a new direction!  Meet the new San Diego team of trainers for Orientation in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  They are ready to greet you at San Rafael Parish in Rancho Bernardo on Saturday November 4.  Don’t miss the English presentation of the 2016… Read more »

SVdP New Youth Conference

Youth between 13 &18 years of age have formed the St. John Mini-Vinnies at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Encinitas.  Moderators for the Mini Vinnies are Kimberly Clarkin and Teresa Roberts.  Officers Sabrina, Mary, Rylie, and Daphne are students at Cathedral Catholic High School.  Several youth are middle-school students at St. John School. Sabrina… Read more »

Antoine Frédéric Ozanam – New Book

A new book written by a Vincentian, Raymond Sickinger, is biography of Antoine Frédéric Ozanam. It is more than a chronological account of Ozanam’s relatively brief but extraordinary life. It is also a comprehensive study of a man who touched many lives as a teacher, writer, and principal founder of the Society of St. Vincent… Read more »