Posts filed under Vinnie's Lockers

The malice of the psychologists

I’ve talked many times on my blog about my volunteer job with the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul homeless program Vinnie’s Lockers. The people who come to us have all manner of troubles and ailments. Some are obvious, some non obvious. “William” first joined a couple years ago, with an unavoidably obvious one. He… (read more)

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)

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)

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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