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An Update from Therese – November 2018 1000 1000 echomedia

An Update from Therese – November 2018

With Thanksgiving here, I am once again reminded on how grateful I am for the life God has given me. As I see how some of our neighbors struggle to even acquire the most basic needs it makes me more…

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Seeing the Possible Through Storytelling 1000 1000 echomedia

Seeing the Possible Through Storytelling

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou We all know the feeling. We’re sitting at the Thanksgiving table in the middle of a lively conversation, and we have a story to tell.…

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Lifting our Blessings – Sister Noreen 1000 1000 echomedia

Lifting our Blessings – Sister Noreen

In this season as our nation celebrates a special time of Thanksgiving, let us, Vincentians, pray in thanksgiving for one another and for the time, talent and treasures so freely given. Let us intentionally lift up all Vincentians who do…

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November 2018 Update 260 286 echomedia

November 2018 Update

Dear Sister and Brother Vincentians: Peace be with you. Our nation has many annual holidays that celebrate great people, events, and causes. Collectively, they reflect what values we as Americans hold dear, e.g. welcoming the stranger, dignity for all human beings,…

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Vincentians in Action 1000 1000 echomedia

Vincentians in Action

As you know, SVdP Detroit believes the person to person contact through home visits is the core work of our volunteer Vincentians and allows us to best serve our neighbors in need. A communication will soon be emailed to all…

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See the Possible 661 449 echomedia

See the Possible

For over 130 years, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Detroit has heard and responded to the cries of those we serve, regardless of creed, ethnic or social background or gender. All are welcome at our door. Through our…

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Growing Together in Holiness 1000 1000 echomedia

Growing Together in Holiness

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to be in Grand Rapids and view many inspirational and contemporary art pieces during the annual ARTPRIZE. There were so many outstanding and creative sculptures, paintings, and murals. Standing near their creations were the…

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An Update from Therese 206 321 echomedia

An Update from Therese

Dear Fellow Vincentians, Happy Feast Day! I am writing this article on the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul. Today, I reflect how St. Vincent de Paul has influenced and thus changed my life. Thinking about it over the past…

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October 2018 Update 260 286 echomedia

October 2018 Update

On September 29th, more than 1000 Vincentians gathered at Belle Isle for our annual Friends of the Poor Walk. It was a gorgeous Saturday morning in Motown. Debbie Jackson and her team did a terrific job organizing the event, which…

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Help See The Possible 260 286 Keith Koppmeier

Help See The Possible

We live in consequential times. Prosperity and economic growth have helped some. But poverty stubbornly looms large across Michigan and our nation.  In fact, the inequality gap has alarmingly grown as government’s role has stalled or declined.  That has left…

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