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What is a Vincentian?

A look at our worldview, based on the life and teaching of St. Vincent de Paul.

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Challenges

The challenge of the poor and of deep human misery stands before the global community.

The great problem confronting the Church today is indifference, “the massive absence of God from so much of the contemporary world with all the final emptiness, religious cynicism, or meaninglessness of that experience.”

No era in the entire history of the world has ever known so many refugees as our own. Tens of millions flee wars and violence in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Here in the United States more than four million homeless people dwell on the streets of our major cities.

The number of poor people in the world is greater now than ever before, just as the number of rich people is greater than ever. Somehow we seem utterly incapable of bridging the gap.

Strategies

  • Systemic Change Learn more→
  • Networking
  • Collaborative effort
  • Diverse community
  • Drawing others into Vincent’s vision of life
  • Energizing others to take action
  • The century of the laity – there are around 4,000 CM priests, 25,000 Daughters of Charity; but lay groups number many many more – every person can become a missionary

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6 Responses to What is a Vincentian?

  1. Maggie Reynolds May 28, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    Wonderful presentation – very creative and meaningful. Thank You.

  2. John Stone August 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    I commend the above presentation by Robert Maloney CM. It adds a lot of meaning to the challenges as Vincentians that we have to face.

  3. reg bradley September 3, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    lovely page– couldnt get to the full text.

  4. monica September 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

    Try it now- I changed from .doc to .pdf

  5. Veronika Popic September 21, 2011 at 1:42 am #

    I still can’t get the full text…

  6. monica September 21, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    The link to Full Text is now fixed. Thank you for pointing this out. That text was accidentally dropped from DePaul’s website but now thanks to your comment it has been restored.

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