As Americans we are challenged to enter into this “political
season” as persons of faith. As followers of St. Vincent de Paul,
we approach the national elections seeking the common good for all
—especially for those living in poverty or under
May Founder’s Week 2012 inspire and strengthen us to be
Vincentian, faith-filled citizens who exercise our civic
responsibilities by practicing compassion and solidarity. A man of
great faith and “father of the poor,” St. Vincent embraced these
truths: that every person is endowed with human dignity; and every
person and institution shares responsibility for creating social
conditions that ensure human dignity. St. Vincent’s efforts offer a
practical approach to living these truths.
On September 27, 2012, we will celebrate the Feast of St.
Vincent de Paul with a special Mass in St. Thomas More Church,
Queens campus, at 12:15 p.m. Our Vincentian Convocation will follow
at 8 p.m. Founder’s Week will close with University Service
Day, on Saturday, September 29.
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Calendar of Events