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Sara’s Story

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By Paul Witte and St. Vincent de Paul Committee of the New Sanctuary Movement Sara Vazquez Garibay is a parishioner to celebrate. Two years ago she finally received a visa. But it was neither quick nor easy. St. Vincent de Paul parishioners supported her in the whole process. It goes back ten years to a […]

More Reflections on Climate Justice

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We require a new and universal solidarity. As the bishops of Southern Africa have stated: “Everyone’s talents and involvement are needed to redress the damage caused by human abuse of God’s creation”. All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, […]

Reflections on Climate Justice from the Peace and Justice Ministry

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A People Who Produce Fruit From Pope Francis’ 2015 Encyclical Laudato Si: The current global situation engenders feelings of instability and uncertainty, which in turn becomes “a seed bed for selfishness.” When people become self-centered, their greed increases. The emptier a person’s heart is, the more s/he needs to buy, own, and consume things. It […]

A Pledge to Live the Virtues of St. Vincent de Paul

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A Pledge to Live the Virtues of St. Vincent de Paul I commit myself to living the virtues of St. Vincent more deeply: I pledge my heart to the virtue of SIMPLICITY. I will speak plainly, converse honestly, and conduct my affairs with straight- forward goodness. I will strive to free my heart of attachments […]

Black Lives Matter at St. Vincent’s

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“What does it mean to be Black and Catholic? It means that I come to my church fully functioning. That doesn’t frighten you, does it? I come to my church fully functioning. I bring myself, my Black self, all that I am, all that I have, all that I hope to become. I bring my […]

Preparing the Way for National Migration Week

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Preparing the Way for National Migration Week (January 8th to 14th, 2017), from the New Sanctuary Committee of St. Vincent de Paul Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity. They are children, women and men who leave or who are forced to leave their homes for various reasons, who share a […]

What is RUM?

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What is the Reconciliation & Unity Ministry (RUM)? Are you called to join us? An Advent Invitation… RUM was formed in 2014 following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and the Ministry was tasked with exploring ways of facilitating dialogue and the development of relationships here at St. Vincent’s so that ”we may become […]

Vincentian Virtues Pledge

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In celebration of the Feast of St. Vincent DePaul, and the 200th anniversary of the Vincentian Mission in America, the congregation of St. Vincent DePaul took the following pledge. At this celebration of the Feast of St. Vincent DePaul, in this 200th year of Vincentian presence in the United States, we commit ourselves as a […]

Meekness (by Mairin McDonnell)

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The book definition of meekness states that “it is an attribute of human nature and behavior. It has been defined several ways: righteous, humble, teachable, and patient under suffering.” As a Christian, meekness is an attribute of a true disciple. The Apostle Paul gave us an example of meek behavior when he was writing to […]