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.
- A Canadian View: Vincentian Charism in a Changing World January 23, 2020Let 2020 be the start of a new decade and one in which we renew our commitment to being Vincentians. Let us remember why we are Vincentians.Jim Paddon
- Marcello, One Of The Millions Of Homeless We See Each Day January 23, 2020For every Marcello there are many thousands more we haven’t met still sleeping on the streets. We’re advocates for all who are waiting for a place to call home.Pattie Hughes, Vincentian
- A Vincentian View: Reverencing the Word of God January 22, 2020The challenge and encouragement was for all of us to value and read our Bibles more vigorously—even as we prepared to listen to its word as a Church.Pat Griffin, CM
- Vincentians as Storytellers January 22, 2020Vincentians can be the storytellers to policy makers and others who may never “see” poverty in all of its forms.John Freund, CM
- Publication of the Book on the Symposium of the Vincentian Family January 22, 2020Six volumes (same content but in six languages) were published that contain the presentations, homilies and talks given during the Symposium in October 2017Javier F. Chento