Third anniversary celebration of Amélie Ozanam’s Birth

This year is the third edition of the International SSVP Women’s Day, set up in 2020, on the 200th birth anniversary of Amélie Ozanam. This day is celebrated in tribute to each and every SSVP woman who have taken part, and still do so today, in the ministry of Conferences, bringing their love to their neighbours and their faith to the most needy. Amélie Ozanam, especially recalled on this day, is a clear example and a role model of selflessness, service and unconditional love for God and the mission of the SSVP, always supporting her husband to make his dream come true with his colleagues: ...[Click title to read more]

2022-08-16T15:26:58+01:00August 7, 2022|

VLM Volunteers in Tanzania

VLM Volunteers in Tanzania Two secondary school teachers are currently volunteering with Vincentian Lay Missionaries in Songea in the south of Tanzania. Luke and Gráinne are living with the Vincentian Fathers and are teaching in the De Paul secondary school and in the Songea deaf school. They brought over an Irish flag and have been given a very warm welcome and made to feel at home in Tanzania. Gráinne presenting the Irish flag to the school   Luke and Gráinne have been teaching English and History lessons and have also been playing sports with the students. The children ...[Click title to read more]

2022-08-16T16:59:40+01:00June 27, 2022|

Meeting of the Irish Vincentian Family

April 2022 Meeting of Vincentian Family Ireland   Wednesday 27th April 2022 was a special day for the Vincentian Family in Ireland. For the first time in 3 years, we met face to face for our meeting. We welcomed Sr. Marge Clifford DC, Advancement Co-ordinator from the International Vincentian Family Office, to join our meeting during which she shared with us the work of the International Office.       Our gathering began with a cup of tea and time for people to chat and appreciate the novelty of seeing one another again. We then had a business meeting during ...[Click title to read more]

2022-05-21T21:41:33+01:00May 21, 2022|

The Mission in Kenya

The Miracle Baby Sr. Anita Hubrich DC   Sr. Anita is a Daughter of Charity from Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin. She has been a Daughter of Charity for 42 years and missioned in Kenya for over 15 years. The following is her account:   Melvine is three months old. Her mother died from severe pre-eclampsia and Melvine was delivered by an emergency cesarean section in a hospital 3 hours from our mission in Chepnyal, a rural, lush, mountainous area in Western Kenya. Her grandmother is caring for her but could not afford to buy Nan Milk. Since her birth the ...[Click title to read more]

2022-08-16T15:30:35+01:00May 7, 2022|

SVP Anniversary

189th Anniversary of the Founding of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul   France, April 23rd, 1833. A group of young university students, faced with social inequalities and injustices, decided to take action in the hope of changing the world. To this end, the group of friends who wish to share their faith and translate it into action found the first conference of charity, prayer, friendship and action. They come together to visit the Mouffetard district, one of the poorest of Paris. It was a Daughter of Charity, Sister Rosalie Rendu, who accompanied and guided them, instructing them in ...[Click title to read more]

2022-08-16T15:22:47+01:00April 25, 2022|

Easter Message 2022

Vincentian Family Easter Reflection 2022 “Sing O Barren one!” This is the word God speaks to the beleaguered people of Jerusalem whose hope had gone and who felt that all they had dreamed of and striven for was over. In this powerful message, (Isaiah Chapter 54,) they are told, “The Lord has called you back from your grief, as though you were a young wife abandoned by her husband. For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with great compassion I will take you back. The mountains and hills may crumble but my love for you will never end.” God ...[Click title to read more]

2022-04-20T16:58:48+01:00April 20, 2022|

From St. Vincent’s Castleknock to Ukraine

St. Vincent's Castleknock raise €18,000 for Ukraine   Last week, St. Vincent's Castleknock College (under the trusteeship of the Vincentian Fathers) made a whole school effort to respond to the crisis that is affecting so many people in Ukraine. Castleknock Students wearing Ukrainian colours     A collection and awareness day, organised by the prefects in the College, has so far raised over €18,000. The collection was kindly supported by students, parents, past men and friends of the College. Students wore yellow or blue tops to show their support for Ukraine.       Daughters of Charity ...[Click title to read more]

2022-08-16T17:04:35+01:00March 15, 2022|

Disability Support Service

From the Daughters of Charity to Avista Sr. Marian Harte DC   St. Vincent's, Navan Road, Dublin The Daughters of Charity have provided services to persons with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland since 1925. This has been a journey of hope where it adapted to the changing needs and circumstances of people with an intellectual Disability. It has now culminated in a service of Excellence based in Dublin, Limerick and Tipperary, providing the best life for each individual with an Intellectual Disability. First operating from St. Vincent’s Centre, Navan Road, from which it provided a nationwide service, the ...[Click title to read more]

2022-08-16T15:35:08+01:00March 10, 2022|

Kenya Mission – Daughters of Charity

Kenya Mission Anniversary Sr. Liz Smith DC   On February 6th 2020 the Daughters of Charity celebrated twenty years of service in Kenya. The first sisters arrived in Kenya from the Irish and British Provinces at the end of 2001 and the beginning of 2002. The first two houses were opened in January 2002 in Thigio, approximately 25 miles from Nairobi and in Chepnyal, far up to the north- west, near the Ugandan border. Now, in 2022, the Kenya Mission has six houses, soon to be seven, with 25 Kenyan sisters and 8 ex-patriate sisters. The service to people living ...[Click title to read more]

2022-08-16T15:34:02+01:00March 4, 2022|

Daughters of Charity Mission in Kenya

From Ireland to Kenya - Twenty Year Anniversary Sr. Goretti Butler DC (Provincial Daughters of Charity Ireland) I had the joy of visiting our Mission in Kenya and joined with the Sisters in celebration of twenty years of the growth and development of the mission. Sr. Liz, co-ordinator of the Mission there, Sr. Catherine Mulligan and the Sisters were very keen to celebrate this milestone. They put a lot of planning into the celebration. Sr. Catherine has written the story of the mission from its beginning discussions in 2000 or earlier at the request of the General Council. This story ...[Click title to read more]

2022-08-16T15:38:11+01:00February 28, 2022|
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