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 »

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 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 »

2017 Western Region Meeting and Workshops

This years Western Region Meeting will be held in Portland Oregon, May 25-27, 2017 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River. Workshops include: Ozanam Orientation (Spanish & English) A visit with St. Louise de Marillac Assisting the Homeless: Chronic and Families Prison Ministry/Re-entry System Change/VOP Fundamentals of Vincentian Life Thinking Out of the Box… Read more »

Invitation for Renewal – New Location

Seton Cove is being torn down so a new location had to be found. The Pallottine Renewal Center http://www.pallottinerenewal.org Located in St. Louis, Missouri, about 20 minutes from the airport, promises to accommodate the Invitation for Renewal program very well. Pallottine was already booked for the July dates that we had planned at Seton Cove,… Read more »