The Feast Day of Blessed Frederic Ozanam

Written by Sunnie Lain Every year, on September 9, Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul around the world celebrate the Feast Day of the founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Blessed Frederic Ozanam.  Born in 1813 in Milan, Frederic was a gifted...

Beyond Alleviation of Immediate Needs

by: Deb Smith Deb Smith is the Manager of Conferences for St. Vincent de Paul Dayton. This post is part 1 of 2 in a series exploring certain SVDP initiatives. Systemic Change initiatives enable our neighbors themselves to engage in the identification of root causes of...

Vincentian Reflections (21st Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Reflections for August 25th Gospel: (Luke 13:22-30) Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem.  Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved? He answered them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate,...

The Queenship of Mary

This article features excerpts taken from the University of Dayton website. To see the full article click here. On August 22, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates a memorial in honor of the Queenship of Mary. This memorial is placed an octave, that is, eight days...

Introducing the Book Roost!

In February 2019, the Rooster crowed with the dawning of a new book program within The St. Vincent de Paul Dayton area community thrift stores: “The Book Roost!” While both the Edwin C. Moses and Salem Community Thrift Stores always had some books (less than 50...