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 Berceau School Formation for the Vincentian Family In Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay July 22, 2019Overview of a gathering to participate in a formation session that revolved around the theme of Vincentian spirituality, a program that is called the Berceau School.Vincentian Family Office
- The Mission Continues: Who is My Neighbor? July 21, 2019In a video created by the Sisters of Charity of New York, ministry leaders respond to the question: "Who is our neighbor?"-- those most in need of our love and support in our times..famvin
- Discovering the True Simplicity of Sainthood with St. Mary Magdalene and Mother Seton July 21, 2019In the lives of these two saints – one so modern, the other so ancient – the Church reminds us of what it means to be a saint: staying close to Christ.Anna O'Neil, Seton Reflections
- Government & Politics Student Establishes Non-Profit for Education in Ghana July 20, 2019St. John’s student Winifred Edjeani created the non-profit organization Wekem to help children in Ghana pursue their education.Emily McIntyre, St. John's University
- Presenting the Famvin Homeless Alliance to the Vincentian Family in Central America July 20, 2019Overview of the meeting of the Vincentian Famliy in Central America (FAVICA), which took place in San Salvador, El Salvador, from June 7-9.Javier F. Chento