Circular Letter of the 16th President General of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

The circular letter of the year 2018 includes 5 parts: Introduction Works of the International Council General Recommendations to the Vincentians around the world (A MUST READ SECTION FOR ALL MEMBERS) Launching of the International Thematic Year of François Lallier – 2018 Conclusion The International Council General requests all Superior/National Councils to disseminate the Letter… Read more »

Resources for Good SVdP Governance

Ask yourself these questions: Doesn’t it make sense that everyone, no matter their position in an organization, wants it to run smoothly and efficiently? Isn’t this important to an organization that solicits donations and wants to attract good people? Doesn’t this apply to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul? Whatever your role in our… Read more »

Create a Legacy

What matters to you? What statement do you wish to make your children, grandchildren, to the world itself about who you are as a person? This is my commandment: love one another, as I have loved you. John 15:12 Create a great example for your children and grandchildren. Supporting a charity such as the Society… Read more »

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 »