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 Challenge of the Pandemic and the Christian Response Inspired by the Vincentian Charism September 26, 2020On the occasion of the feast of Saint Vincent de Paul, Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM, published a message in which he shared reflections on the challenges for charitable activity especially during this time of the pandemic that has spread throughout the world.Elena Grazini
- Vincent’s Values: A Spiritual Perspective (Video) September 25, 2020St. Vincent de Paul's ministry emerged from a set of values deeply rooted in his Christocentric faith and the person of Jesus Christ, the Evangelizer of the Poor. From an essay by Rev. Edward Udovic, C.M., Ph.D..famvin
- EMMY Blesses Good News! September 25, 2020“God is with us. This is the message of hope that we want to shout from the rooftops, that we want to beam over the airwaves, that we want to put on the front page of our publications and post on our social media accounts."John Freund, CM
- A Canadian View: A Time to Heal September 25, 2020Let us look at the issues of division through the eyes of those most affected and seek their support in addressing how to overcome past injustices.Jim Paddon
- What Did St. Vincent Do For Refugees and Street Homeless? September 24, 2020Continuing the presentation of Fr. Robert Maloney's research into the amazing facts of St. Vincent's many initiatives with regard to the homeless of his day.Fr. Michael Carroll, CM