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 »

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 »

Integrating the Vincentian Call Fully into My Life

On July 29th, Deacon Gene Smith, Past National President and current Western Regional Spiritual Advisor will conduct a 2-hour retreat for all members interested in growing in Vincentian Spirituality. The focus of the retreat will be “Integrating The Vincentian Call Fully into My Life”.  An hour presentation on the Role of the Conference Spiritual Advisor… Read more »

New Western Regional President Elected

At our May 2017 Western Regional Meeting held in Portland, OR a new Western Regional Vice President was elected. John Hallissy, an attorney living in Sacramento was unanimously elected.  He has been a Vincentian since February 2002. During this time he has held various positions including vice president of his conference and council president.  John… Read more »

What is Famvin

A network of people, supported and connected by websites, including this one, for news, reference materials, formation materials and a variety of social networks. The Vincentian Family — connecting, collaborating and evangelizing: a living, growing community of more than 2 million people seeking to follow Christ, the evangelizer of the poor in the model presented… Read more »

Vincentian Formation Midyear Retreat 2017

Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the Vincentian Charism – Fr. Tom McKenna, CM (PowerPoint and Audio) You can watch the PowerPoint and listen to the presentation posted on the web:  www.svdpusa.org (click on members, go to programs/tools and choose programs, go over to and click on Vincentian Formation, scroll down to Retreats and click “Celebrating the… 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 »