The Feast Day of Blessed Frederic Ozanam

Written by Sunnie Lain, Vincentian Support Services Every year, on September 9th, 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...

What is Poverty?

Written by Sunnie Lain, Vincentian Support Services What is poverty? If you asked 100 people, “what is poverty?” you would be likely to get 100 different answers.  Poverty is a concept that means something different to everyone.  A lot of what we think about poverty...

5 Facts About the Life of Saint Vincent de Paul

By Sunnie Lain, Vincentian Support Services Most people have heard of St. Vincent de Paul, but not too many know very much about him or his life.  Here are five things that you may not know: 5. St. Vincent de Paul spent the first 20 years of his life seeking fame and...

Who is My Neighbor?

Written by Sunnie Lain, Vincentian Support Services Who is my neighbor?  Every morning, I leave home to come to my office at St. Vincent dePaul.  I leave the South Dayton suburbs and drive about 15 minutes, first through the settled communities of Kettering, and then...

What Do I Do With My Old Family Car?

Written by Hannah Krafka, Marketing and Communications Your vehicle gave your family so much, but what do you do at the end of its road? When you donate your vehicle to St. Vincent de Paul, you provide opportunities for families and individuals to overcome...