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Lenten Reflection

Lenten Reflection 940 788 Jill Pioter

Over five Wednesday evenings, join us as we reflect on Catholic Social Teaching and our Vincentian Vocation, and learn about some programs assisting the homeless around the country.

You only need to register once, and you can attend as many sessions as you’d like. There will be a reminder email every week.

  • March 9: Reflection: Catholic Social Teaching and Our Vincentian Vocation (Tim Williams, National Formation Director)
  • March 16: Presenters: Pam Matambanadzo & Dave McNaughton – Chicago Council District IV, Guest: Alderman Cappleman (46th Ward), Presenter: Miguel Santos – Buffalo NY
  • March 23: Presenters: Sally Wolfe – Denver, Co, Elmira Roque – Diocese of San Diego
  • March 30: Presenters: Alicia Reyes – St Vincent de Paul Planada, Sacred Heart, Plana, California, Gloria Hyden: Ozanam Center – Food Mission, District Council of Memphis, TN
  • April 6: Reflection: The Good Samaritan: Who Was the Neighbor? (Tim Williams, National Formation Director)

Register Now

Lenten Reflection

Lenten Reflection 940 788 Jill Pioter

Over five Wednesday evenings, join us as we reflect on Catholic Social Teaching and our Vincentian Vocation, and learn about some programs assisting the homeless around the country.

You only need to register once, and you can attend as many sessions as you’d like. There will be a reminder email every week.

  • March 9: Reflection: Catholic Social Teaching and Our Vincentian Vocation (Tim Williams, National Formation Director)
  • March 16: Presenters: Pam Matambanadzo & Dave McNaughton – Chicago Council District IV, Guest: Alderman Cappleman (46th Ward), Presenter: Miguel Santos – Buffalo NY
  • March 23: Presenters: Sally Wolfe – Denver, Co, Elmira Roque – Diocese of San Diego
  • March 30: Presenters: Alicia Reyes – St Vincent de Paul Planada, Sacred Heart, Plana, California, Gloria Hyden: Ozanam Center – Food Mission, District Council of Memphis, TN
  • April 6: Reflection: The Good Samaritan: Who Was the Neighbor? (Tim Williams, National Formation Director)

Register Now

Lenten Reflection

Lenten Reflection 940 788 Jill Pioter

Over five Wednesday evenings, join us as we reflect on Catholic Social Teaching and our Vincentian Vocation, and learn about some programs assisting the homeless around the country.

You only need to register once, and you can attend as many sessions as you’d like. There will be a reminder email every week.

  • March 9: Reflection: Catholic Social Teaching and Our Vincentian Vocation (Tim Williams, National Formation Director)
  • March 16: Presenters: Pam Matambanadzo & Dave McNaughton – Chicago Council District IV, Guest: Alderman Cappleman (46th Ward), Presenter: Miguel Santos – Buffalo NY
  • March 23: Presenters: Sally Wolfe – Denver, Co, Elmira Roque – Diocese of San Diego
  • March 30: Presenters: Alicia Reyes – St Vincent de Paul Planada, Sacred Heart, Plana, California, Gloria Hyden: Ozanam Center – Food Mission, District Council of Memphis, TN
  • April 6: Reflection: The Good Samaritan: Who Was the Neighbor? (Tim Williams, National Formation Director)

Register Now

Lenten Reflection

Lenten Reflection 940 788 Jill Pioter

Over five Wednesday evenings, join us as we reflect on Catholic Social Teaching and our Vincentian Vocation, and learn about some programs assisting the homeless around the country.

You only need to register once, and you can attend as many sessions as you’d like. There will be a reminder email every week.

  • March 9: Reflection: Catholic Social Teaching and Our Vincentian Vocation (Tim Williams, National Formation Director)
  • March 16: Presenters: Pam Matambanadzo & Dave McNaughton – Chicago Council District IV, Guest: Alderman Cappleman (46th Ward), Presenter: Miguel Santos – Buffalo NY
  • March 23: Presenters: Sally Wolfe – Denver, Co, Elmira Roque – Diocese of San Diego
  • March 30: Presenters: Alicia Reyes – St Vincent de Paul Planada, Sacred Heart, Plana, California, Gloria Hyden: Ozanam Center – Food Mission, District Council of Memphis, TN
  • April 6: Reflection: The Good Samaritan: Who Was the Neighbor? (Tim Williams, National Formation Director)

Register Now

Lenten Reflection As We Explore the Plight of Our Neighbors Who Are Unhoused

Lenten Reflection As We Explore the Plight of Our Neighbors Who Are Unhoused 900 900 Jill Pioter

Our faith teaches that safe and adequate shelter is a human right and foundational to honoring the human dignity we all have as ‘imago dei’; the Catholic bishops of the United States made this point as plainly as they could in titling their seminal letter on the issue, The Right to a Decent Home.

The amount of people living without safe housing in America is a scandal. According to the most recent data, in 2020 over 580,000 people in America were unhoused. This marked the third straight year of increases, and does not account for the pandemic (homelessness data is based on a set point in time count that occurs in January).

The Voice of the Poor Committee and the Formation Committee will lead a Lenten Reflection Series exploring the human, moral, and social effects of homelessness in America. The series will also lift up some of the inspiring work being done by Vincentians throughout the country. A tremendous amount of work is being done by Vincentians in collaboration with other organizations to serve our brothers and sisters struggling to find safe and secure shelter:

The long-term effects of the pandemic on housing and homelessness are yet to be understood. What is certain, however, is that Vincentians will be ready to serve. Join us as we pray, learn, grow, support, and inspire each other to continue this ministry.

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