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 »

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 »