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.
- Vincentian Volunteers April 22, 2019Vincentians act as volunteers in favor of families in need, and institute charitable organizations that serve children, young people, the sick and elderly.Renato Lima de Oliveira
- Easter Message from Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, C.M., President of the Executive Committee of the Vincentian Family April 22, 2019Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, president of the Executive Committee of the Vincentian Family has just published a paschal greeting video for the entire Vincentian FamilyVincentian Family Office
- Presentation of the Vincentian Family Council of Latin America (FAVILA) April 22, 2019Introduction of the Council of FAVILA, which was appointed in Cochabamba a year ago.Vincentian Family Office
- A .famvin Triduum April 18, 2019Triduum is important. It’s the center of the Church year and marks the center of our Vincentian lives too. Creativity needs time to re-center itself as well.famvin
- Social Justice Conversations: Power to the People April 17, 2019More Vincentians are asking deeper questions and looking for ways to enkindle families and to link them with resources to move them to financial stability.Jack Murphy