The science of charity reform is not transmitted through books and at assemblies' tribunes as much as by climbing stairs in the home of the poor, kneeling at his bed, suffering from the same cold as he does, and discovering the secret of a grief-stricken heart in the course of a friendly conversation. When we have accomplished this ministry, not for months, but over long years; when we have thus studied the poor at home, at school, at the hospital, not only in one city but in several, and also in the country, in whatever condition God placed him, then we can start to know the formidable problem of misery, then we are entitled to propose serious measures.... Blessed Frederic Ozanam, 1848
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an volunteer group of Catholics and non-Catholic sharing the vision of Bl. Frederic Ozanam: to seek the lost and forsaken, the suffering or the deprived, to bring them God's love.
The Thrift Store not only makes gently used items affordable at low costs, but serves as a fundraising source for the St. Vincent de Paul Conferences in the Fargo Diocese. The Conferences visit our friends in need, in the comfort of their homes, to journey with them as they face - head on - the current struggle. It is the hope of Christ's love that brings comfort to those struggling with the needs of daily life.
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