Posts filed under Vinnie's Lockers

The Child Who Never Was

New at SVDP: a pharmacy just for the poor

The Reason for the Season: From a Homeless Friend

At my Vinnie’s Lockers (Society of St Vincent de Paul) volunteer job serving the homeless, our longtime friend and client Dave Peters brought me a Christmas card. I loved it, and asked his permission to share it on my blog. The poem pasted in is one he wrote, and sent in to the International Library… (read more)

You are invited to a Funeral tomorrow (Thur) 5pm at St Paul’s

The Miracle of the Multiplication of the Backpacks

I wrote before that I quite enjoy my volunteer job at “Vinnie’s Lockers” helping the homeless to store their belongings. There is one client, Maurice, who has been telling me happily about his small business plan to sell incense and scented oils on State Street, and asking for one of the backpacks we give out,… (read more)

Crisis pregnancy centers at the back of the bus

The Women’s Care Center is having an open house from 1-4pm on Saturday May 19th. I haven’t been there so this may be a good opportunity. This is the new crisis pregnancy center that has recently opened right next to the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic near MATC. The Catholic Herald has an announcement. It is… (read more)

Pray for the homeless

[note: pretty often people searching for prayers for the homeless land on this webpage. You may want to see also this post that includes a short prayer for the homeless. I also pray the Liturgy of the Hours, the structure of which already includes intercessions, making it easy to include daily prayer for the homeless,… (read more)

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