Movie Premiere: Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
On Sunday, Jan. 6, EWTN premieres the movie “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul.” The first showing will be at 3:30 p.m. EST.
The 90-minute movie is based on the TV series “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul.” The program follows SVdP members on their spiritual growth journey through service to people and families in need. From the Society’s traditional assistance with food, rent and utilities to innovative health care, education and mentoring programs, the Society’s members, known as Vincentians, see the face of Christ in the people they encounter. For more information, click here.
“Our Faith In Action” is a wonderful film which profiles the important work being done day-in and day-out by the members of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. “EWTN is proud to premiere this program that highlights the Church’s continued efforts to carry out the corporal works of mercy serving those most in need.”
One of the largest charitable organizations in the world, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (www.svdpusa.org) is an international, nonprofit, Catholic lay organization of about 800,000 men and women who voluntarily join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in 154 countries on five continents. With the U.S. headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., membership in the United States totals nearly 100,000 in 4,400 communities.
Over the past year, SVdP provided over $3.4 billion in tangible and in-kind services to those in need, made more than 2.1 million personal contacts (homes, hospitals, prisons, eldercare facilities, etc.) and helped more than 5.4 million people regardless of race, religion or national origin.