Spirituality

We Live the Gospel

Vincentians are witness to God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. We are called to live the Gospel. It is what drives us as spiritual beings.

The primary role of the Vincentian is not to pay the bills, furnish groceries, or clothe someone. The role of the Vincentian is to provide loving and compassionate interest in individuals. If that interest calls for food, clothing or other assistance, so be it. However, it is in loving where the contact with Christ emerges. We see the face of Christ in all we serve.

Love and Compassion for All

As members of Christ, we join together to help all people regardless of race, religious denomination, or citizenship status. Society of St. Vincent de Paul has, from the beginning, been rooted in the following fundamental principles:

Spirituality

To bear witness to Christ and to his Church by showing that the faith of Christians inspires them to work for the good of humanity;

Friendship

To bring together people of good will and to assist them by mutual example and true friendship in drawing nearer to the Divine Model by fulfilling His essential precept, namely, the love of God in the person of others;

Service

To establish a personal contact between its members and those who suffer and to bring to the latter the most efficacious and charitable aid possible.

Resources for Spirituality

Keynote speakers from The 2014 Society of

Donna Beegle, President and Co-Founder of Communication Across Barriers.  

Hope in Action – The Head 

Donna Beegle delivers a keynote address at the 2014 St. Vincent de Paul National Assembly in Atlanta. Beegle emphasized the importance of gaining understanding and perspective when working with people in poverty. The Assembly was hosted by St. Vincent de Paul Georgia.

Dr. Allen Hunt, VP of the Dynamic Catholic Institute

Hope in Action – The Heart

Dr. Allen Hunt was one of the keynote speakers at the 2014 St. Vincent de Paul National Assembly in Atlanta. With his speech, “Jesus and a Donkey,” Hunt encouraged attendees to be servant leaders. The Assembly was hosted by St. Vincent de Paul Georgia.

Bill Bolling, Executive Director of the Atlanta Community Food Bank
Hope in Action – The Hands

Bill Bollings delivers a keynote address at the 2014 St. Vincent de Paul National Assembly in Atlanta. Bolling is the Founder and Executive Director of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The Assembly was hosted by St. Vincent de Paul Georgia

The Social Justice Panel at the 2014 St. Vincent de Paul National Assembly in Atlanta.

The Social Justice Panel at the 2014 St. Vincent de Paul National Assembly in Atlanta. Father Desmond Drummer, Rabbi Peter Berg, and Doug Shipman, CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, speak about the importance of social justice and systemic change. The Assembly was hosted by St. Vincent de Paul Georgia.

 

Feast Days for Saints and Blessed Patrons of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Vincentian Reflections:  Prayers and reflections on Sunday and feast day readings available in English and Spanish.

Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Frederic Ozanam

FamVin a comprehensive resource of Vincentian Spirituality.