EWTN “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul”

These brand-new shows are scheduled to air in the “EWTN Gallery” slot which follows EWTN News Nightly.  The programs feature a variety of Society activities such as home visits, programs for the homeless, a dental clinic, a pharmacy, the Friends of the Poor® Walk and much more. Click here to watch EWTN Live Wednesday, July… 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 »

USCCB Convocation 2017 Live Stream & Video On Demand

On July 1st 3500 Catholic leaders which included Cardinals, Arch Bishops, Bishops, Priest, Religious, Deacons and lay Catholic leaders gathered in Orlando, Florida for 4 days of spiritual reflection on the “Joy of the Gospel” in America . We were offered many opportunities to learn and understand how to be Missionary Disciples through keynote speakers…. Read more »

Unprecedented Gathering of US Church

From July 1 to July 4, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is convening an unprecedented gathering of key leaders from across the country.  Leaders from 162 dioceses and many Catholic organizations across the country will meet in Orlando, Florida, for 4 days.  The purpose: to assess the challenges and opportunities of our time, particularly in… 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 »