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.
- Journey Through Lent With Saints Vincent and Louise (March 23) March 23, 2023St. Vincent and St. Louise speak to us in a brief quote for each day of Lent.Famvin Media Resources
- Lent 2023: Our Lady of Lezajsk, With Father Gregory J. Semeniuk, CM March 22, 2023A video about the apparition of Our Lady of Lezajsk and a reflection on how we can embrace the Blessed Mother’s example during Lent.Famvin Media Resources
- Never Alone (John 11:1-45) March 22, 2023One of the heaviest of feelings is the one of being alone. You hear it in the cry of an infant, and more generally you catch it in the forlorn look of any lonely person.Tom McKenna, CM
- Facing St. Joseph’s Challenges Today March 22, 2023Often we want to get around troubles and challenges in life rather than go through them. If only we could skip from the beginning to the end without going through the middle.John Freund, CM
- Lent 2023: Our Lady of Gietrzwald, With Father John Freund, CM March 21, 2023A video about the apparition of Our Lady of Gietrzwald and a reflection on how we can embrace the Blessed Mother’s example during Lent.Famvin Media Resources