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.
- The Core Belief (Lk 20:27-38) November 20, 2019Developmental psychologists point to a foundational experience in the life of a child whose effects ripple through the rest of life.Tom McKenna, CM
- Meeting of the Vincentian Commission for the Promotion of Systemic Change November 20, 2019The International Commission for the Promotion of Systemic Change met at the General Curia of the Congregation of the Mission in Rome.Ana Maria Picornell Escaño
- Discern and Welcome Christ’s Kingship November 20, 2019Jesus has come to serve and give his life as a ransom for all. Those who belong to him discern and welcome his kingship. The inscription on the cross proclaims Jesus as the king of the Jews. And it is the truth: he is the king of the Jews and of the universe. But who […]Ross
- Saint Vincent de Paul and the Saints of the Congregation of the Mission [Video] November 20, 2019A video of some of those saints belonging to the Congregation of the Mission.Vincentian Family Office
- Vincentian Prayer Images: The “Good News” Is We Can Trust In God! November 19, 2019The "Good News" Is we can trust In God!John Freund, CM