Friday, February 24, 2017

Vincentian Inspiration

"This is true contentment - to hope for nothing, desire nothing, expect nothing."
- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

“Esto es felicidad real – esperar nada, desear nada, anticipar nada.”

-Santa Isabel Ana Seton
Lord, true contentment can only come from being satisfied with who I am
and with what you have chosen to gift me.
May I never seek after anything that will keep me from accomplishing your will.

Señor, verdadera felicidad puede venir solamente al estar satisfecho con quien yo soy
Y con los talentos y habilidades que tú me has regalado.
Haz que nunca busque cosas que me aparten de seguir tu voluntad.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

FREE Classes at SVdPLA Learning Center!

Get a jump start on excelling your career and take one of the six amazing free classes offered at our Los Angeles thrift store location. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CMC Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

Volunteers serving at the Cardinal Manning Center on Skid Row were treated to an Appreciation Brunch last weekend. 

Thank you CMC volunteers!

Monday, February 20, 2017

St. Augustine Conference Outreach Video!

A new video on outreach to the homeless from St. Augustine Conference of Charity in Culver City.

Vincentian Inspiration

"It is from prayer that we must expect the light and strength
that are indispensable for a veritable renewal;
it is in prayer that we shall discover the particular points
toward which we should direct our efforts."
- Mother Suzanne Guillemin, D.C.

“En oración es donde debemos esperar la luz y fuerza
Que son indispensables para una renovación verdadera;
En oración es donde vamos a descubrir los puntos particulares
Hacia los cuales debemos dirigir nuestros esfuerzos.”

- Madre Suzanne Guillemin, H.C.

Today, I resolve to find a few quiet moments to spend in your presence, Lord.
There I hope to find the strength and courage I need to renew myself.

Hoy, resuelvo encontrar unos momentos en silencio para pasar en tu presencia, Señor.
Ahí yo espero encontrar la fuerza y la valentía que necesito para renovarme.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

Friday, February 17, 2017

50-25% Off for President’s Day at LA Thrift Store!

Monday only, selected items on sale for 25% off:
  • Office furniture including desks, chairs, and file cabinets
  • Couches, coffee tables, TV cabinets, and bicycles
  • Bric-a-brac including houseware and home décor.
  • Apparel – 50% off

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SVdPLA Circle V Ranch Camp Hosts Women in Wildfire

Los Padres National Forest hosts camp for aspiring female firefighters

Posted: Feb 14, 2017 11:35 AM PST
Updated: Feb 14, 2017 11:47 AM PST 

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - The Los Padres National Forest is working to break barriers for women who want to fight fires in California's forests.
Los Padres held its third consecutive Women in Wildfire boot camp at Circle V Ranch, near Lake Cachuma.
The women spent a week at the camp in a classroom setting and out in the field.
The hands-on approach gives them exposure to the rigors of the job and helps them navigate the application process.
Participation in the camp does not guarantee employment.
Women hold just 13 percent of wildland fire positions in the U.S. Forest Service California region, according to Andrew Madsen, spokesperson for Los Padres National Forest.
There were 63 graduates from three training camps at Los Padres. About one-third of graduates from the first two camps secured seasonal jobs last summer, according to Madsen.
This year's 25 graduates can apply for seasonal jobs in the spring.
The Los Padres camp may serve as a model for future boot camps for women across the state and the country.
"We have nine other forests from California here to see what type of program we put together and how we are running it," said Battalion Chief Jay Enns, of the Los Padres National Forest. "The success that we have had has spread. They are trying to mimic on their forest what we've created here."

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