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SVP President calls for more efficient service

The president called for a deepening of faith to continue serving, and a recommittal to the ideal of St Vincent, and founder Blessed Frederic Ozanam. He also asked for efficiency in doing service: “Friends, today it is no longer possible to be charitable if you can’t be efficient. There are many other organisations also pledging their support for the poor…We too must therefore raise our voice…There ought to be no shame in so doing since, as Vincentians, we are not only concerned with the physical well-being of those we serve but also with the dignity of their souls.”

He told SVP members to be alert to opportunities that allow them to receive a new brother or sister as well, urging “there is a lot of work ahead for the Society. Globally, the political picture is not encouraging. At the national level the economic stability of the Society is not where we would like to see it. Sacrifices have to be made by everyone. This will only mean more persons approaching us for assistance. We must not push them away.”

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