The worldwide Vincentian Family
The Sisters of Charity Federation of North America is part of the international Vincentian Family, a collaborative network of more than 2 million people worldwide. FamVin includes religious congregations, lay associations and young adult and youth volunteers who follow the rule and spirituality of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac. The Vincentian Family particularly engages and serves persons living in poverty.
The Federation collaborates with the Vincentian Family at the international, North American and local levels in governance, spirituality, communications, social justice, board representation, training for systemic change, formation, leadership meetings, Vincentian Family Gatherings and multiple areas of service of marginalized persons.
The Vincentian Family Young Adults catch the charism during their time at Vincentian / Setonian colleges and universities, year-long and summer volunteer programs, Vincentian Marian Youth, and service opportunities. At the 2015 Vincentian Family Gathering, the young adults began to organize themselves more formally under the leadership of Mike Van Dorpe at DePaul University Office of Mission and Values and an evolving Advisory Committee.
The Vincentian Family Leadership of North America meets annually and includes congregational leaders of the Congregation of the Mission, the Sisters of Charity Federation, and the Missionary Cenacle Family. Presidents/ CEOs represent the Society of St. Vincent dePaul of the US and Canada, Ladies of Charity USA, Depaul USA, and Vincentian young adults.
Leadership from the branches of the Vincentian Family around the world meet every two years. National and regional Vincentian Family leadership coordinate communication among the branches, sharing of spirituality and systemic change resources, shared ministries, and advocacy and social justice initiatives.
- Israel Peralta: “The Greatest Strength That Misevi Has Is The People That Are Part of it” December 14, 2018Interview with Israel Peralta, the current president of MISEVI (Vincentian Lay Missionaries) in Spain.Javier F. Chento
- Waiting For Love- Advent December 14, 2018A prayer service for the Advent season..famvin
- Woman Appointed Parish Pastoral Care Coordinator – WWVT? December 14, 2018What would St. Vincent think about women having decision-making authority over a team of priests who will be responsible for sacramental ministry?John Freund, CM
- A Canadian View: Advent December 13, 2018As Vincentians, perhaps we too should examine our efforts to address poverty and take time during this Advent to do that little extra.Jim Paddon
- GIFT BOX – A Project to Fight Human Trafficking December 13, 2018The Gift Box is a tool primarily used to raise awareness and introduce people to the issue of human trafficking – through photographs and survivor stories.Teresa Kotturan, SCN