Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. As a reflection of the whole family of God, Members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule. Organized locally, Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.
Holiness of Life
Growth in intimacy with Jesus is a life-long process
is essential, personal and communal
Service of the Poor
The dignity of the human person The preferential option for the poor The identification of Jesus with the poor
The virtue of humility, personal and corporate Poverty in spirit is the primary Beatitude
The virtue of simplicity Jesus is the Evangelizer and Servant of the Poor Divine Providence
The Society is concerned with charity and justice The virtue of charity within and outside of the Society Solidarity
Community of Faith
End Poverty through Systemic Change
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to ravage our nation with no end in sight. As we Vincentians take appropriate action to protect ourselves, our families, and vulnerable community members, we are already seeing what this crisis will mean for our critical work--more hunger, more unemployment, more housing insecurity, and more calls for our help.
Congress and the Administration are currently negotiating another response package, and a vote could come within days. It is imperative that we make our voices and those of our friends in need heard in the halls of power. Tell Congress that any additional legislation to combat the COVID-19 pandemic must prioritize people that are hungry, homeless, and jobless, as well as support the organizations on the front lines that serve them. The Society and organizations like us will need help to respond to the coming surge in need.
Thank you for all the work you do and will do to respond to this devastating emergency.
National Council President
P.S. Stay tuned to Frederic's E-Gazette for updates on information and resources that you can use to respond to the crisis in your community.If you do not receive the E-Gazette, you can sign up here: http://bit.ly/1GKXYJ6
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7132 Arizona Ave, Hammond, Indiana 46323, United States
219-845-7531 Mike Martinelli -Council President
The SVDP District Council phone takes
messages 24/7. Volunteers come in 3 days a week to catch up on calls. Leave your name and phone number on the answering machine and someone will contact you ASAP.
Your support and contributions will enable us to assist people in need of food, financial assistance for housing and utilities, medication, transportation, etc.