St. Vincent de Paul Society Open House

St. Vincent de Paul was called the Apostle of Charity for his service to the poor. At the Basilica of Saint Mary, his inspirational work continues every day. Unique among all charity providers in Alexandria, we follow the words of Our Lord to go out in twos, visiting the needy in their homes, listening to their concerns, providing them with respect, dignity and hope as we seek to address their corporal and spiritual needs.

Over the years, our volunteers have touched the lives of many families and individuals who live so close to us. Our database has more than 4,200 family names, representing perhaps as many as 10,000 neighbors who have benefitted from your generosity. In the last 12 months, we have provided $118,360 of assistance to keep families in their homes, their electricity on, their water flowing, their children fed, and many other services.

All are invited to our Open House at the Basilica of Saint Mary Lyceum Auditorium, 313 Duke Street, Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 pm.

You will hear our volunteers talk about our neighbors who have been helped during the past year, including via our Sustainment Fund that provides support for a family to reach self-sufficiency. Without your support, none of this would have been possible.

As we Vincentians celebrate the feast day of St. Vincent on September 27, whenever you are in the Basilica, say a prayer at the stained glass window of St. Vincent. Hand-crafted by artisans from New York trained in Munich, Germany, this precious work of sacred art reminds us of the mission Christ has called all of us to carry out. Pray for our needy neighbors, pray for our work, and consider joining us as a volunteer or supporting us through your donations. Pick up a prayer card in front of the window.

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