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 Prayer Images: Walking Through Each Day with St. Vincent XIV June 15, 2021St. Vincent told the Daughters of Charity: “Make good use of the free time you have after caring for the sick. Never be idle…"John Freund, CM
- AIC Training Video Series for Feast of Saint Louise, Part 7 June 14, 2021The seventh in a series of videos offered by the AIC International Training Team to mark the Feast of St. Louise de Marillac.Famvin Media Resources
- “Aguapanaleros of the Night receives an award from the Congress of the Republic of Colombia June 14, 2021“Aguapaneleros of the Night, Lay Vincentians,” a branch of the Vincentian Family, was awarded the Order of Democracy Simón Bolívar by the Chamber of Congressional Representatives of the Republic of Colombia.Vincentian Family Office
- St. Louise’s Trinitarian Faith June 14, 2021In this presentation, see how St. Louise's faith introduced her to each one of the Divine Persons.Famvin Media Resources
- Youth Empowerment Program in Oyugis, Kenya June 13, 2021Thanks to CMM brothers in Oyugis Integrated Project for giving this opportunity for the youth – especially young girls – to find hope for the future.Vincentian Family Office