Video and Formation Guide Series


Session 1: What is a Vocation?
Session 2: Vocation of the Laity
Session 3: The Vocation of Vincent and Frederic
Session 4: Essential Elements of the Society
Session 5: Core Values
Session 6: Mission

  Session 1: Vincentian Charism
Session 2: Jesus, Evangelizer and Servant of the Poor
Session 3: Contemplatives in Action
Session 4: Journey together to Holiness
Session 5: Sacraments and Vincentian Feasts
Session 6: Mary in Vincentian Spirituality

Session 1: Blessed Frederic Ozanam
Session 2: Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Session 3: The Rule
Session 4: Blessed Rosalie Rendu, DC
Session 5: The Vincentian Family
Session 6: Vision of Charity

Session 1: “Let us go to the Poor…”
Session 2: Service
Session 3: Solidarity
Session 4: Mutuality of Evangelization
Session 5: Justice
Session 6: Advocacy
Session 1: Defines our Vocation
Session 2: Captures our Spirituality
Session 3: Encourages our Community of Faith
Session 4: Creates our Relationships
Session 5: Demands our Work for Justice
Session 6: Guides through our Statutes
  Session 1: Our Spirituality
Session 2: Our Friendship
Session 3: Our Service
Session 4: Our Home Visits
Session 5: Our Church
Session 6: Our Parish


What is Serving In Hope? 

Serving in Hope is a new spiritual formation program developed by the National Office, for the Conference and Council level. Vincentians must be accustomed to "serving in hope," because we are called to bring the love of God to those who are poor and suffering. Therefore, all Vincentians must become rooted in the spirituality that is at the heart and soul of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Serving in Hope consists of a video and a Formation Guide program. The video provides an introduction to the Module and a short (4-5 min) presentation to each Session. The Formation Guide provides prayers, readings, and a dialogue question for sharing. Participation in the Serving in Hope program will deepen your understanding of what it means to live and act as a Vincentian in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and Blessed Frédéric Ozanam.  See catalog for details or order online.

A Spiritual Formation Program

Serving in Hope is a spiritual formation program, and therefore it is not just about information and facts. Formation is designed to move us from our heads into our hearts. Just as we hear the readings from Scripture at Mass every Sunday, letting the words of Jesus sink deeper into our hearts, we find that as the years go by we understand more clearly the meaning of our call to be Christians. It is the same with this spiritual formation program Serving in Hope, as we may be hearing many facts that we already know, but each time they will be going deeper into our hearts. This program is designed for every current member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul as we are called to renew our own hearts as we renew the Society. It is also designed as an introduction for new members, where one or two current members can sit down together and go through the program with a new member.

Serving in Hope can be used at a Conference Meeting a session at a time, with each session lasting about twenty-five minutes. Or the entire Module of six sessions can be used as a day or retreat, which will take about four hours to complete.

For more information on the Serving in Hope series, contact Sr. Kieran Kneaves at [email protected].  Sr. Kieran can also be reached at 314-576-3993 ext. 207.  Serving in Hope and other Vincentian Materials can be ordered from our online store.

Video/Serie de Guía de Formacíon


Sesión 1ª: ¿Qué es una Vocación
Sesión 2ª: Vocación de los Laicos
Sesión3ª: La Vocación de Vicente Y Federico
Sesión 4ª: Elementos Esenciales de la Sociedad
Sesión 5ª: Valores Más Importantes
Sesión 6ª: Misión