ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY AWARENESS MONTH (SEPTEMBER)
An Introduction - "Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity." St Vincent de Paul. Founded in 1833 by Blessed Frederic Ozanam, the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) is a Christ-centred voluntary organisation.
With Christian values at our core, members of the SVP operate in many different ways, including visiting and befriending the lonely, sick and supporting community projects at home and overseas.
Here are a few statistics highlighting the work of our conferences.
. Last year over 9,500 members helped 75,000 beneficiaries
. 45% of the people we visited were elderly in their own homes
. The Society made over 470,000 visits
. Material and practical assistance was offered to over 88,000 people and families
Over the month of September look out for our posters on the Parish notice board; if you would like to know more about the work that takes place in your local conference please get in touch with any of our members.
Conference contact: Elizabeth Ramsden 01706 658100.