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CALIFORNIA VINCENTIAN, ERIC COUSIN, TO RIO

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Photo: Americans Gina Leal, Alejandra Murillo and Eric Cousin sharing Vincentian spirit.
An Everlasting Bond By: Eric Cousin Member of St. Brigid Conference - Los Angeles  
From the August 2013 Youth and Young Adult Newsletter, National Council of the United States-Society of Saint Vincent de Paul On July 18, 2013 a group of 16 people, including myself, arrived in Brazil representing the Society of St. Vincent de Paul USA. After two plane rides, we were greeted by members of the Vincentian Family and escorted to a bus for our ride to Belo Horizonte. Cidade dos Meninos, a camp sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and various churches, became our home for four days. Cidade dos Meninos houses, provides an education and trade for 1,600 students ages 6-18. We had the opportunity to meet many new people from 22 countries around the world with the Vincentian spirit. Every day at 9:00 a.m., we gathered for Morning Prayer after finishing a hearty breakfast of bread, cheese, ham, fruit and…

BREAKFAST FUND-RAISER FOR SOCIETY

BLACK & WHITE GALA SEEKS LIVE AUCTION ITEMS

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The 2013 Black and White Dinner Dance fund-raiser committee met Wednesday, August 21 at St. John's Hospital in Oxnard.  Preparations are underway for the November 9, 2013 fund-raiser for western Ventura county's Society of St. Vincent de Paul winter homeless shelter. Committee members now seek live auction items for the event.  If you can offer an item, please call Becky Morales at 805-450-4486.

Photo: (left to right) Society deputy executive director David Garcia and the Black and White Committee.

POST-MASS CAPPUCCINO TO BENEFIT SOCIETY!

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Photo: St. Andrew's Deacon Fausto Sanchez, conference president Eugenia Furukawa, pastor Reverend Paul Sustayta and past-conference president Davide Colleoni enjoy Cafe Andrea.
Forget donuts!  At Cafe San Andrea at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Old Pasadena, after mass or anytime on Sundays, you can dine on delectable salads and sandwiches not to mention a cappuccino or espresso.  All proceeds go to benefit the Society of St.Vincent de Paul conference at the church to help the poor and homeless.
The coffee bar was designed and built by immediate past conference president Davide Colleoni, who is leaving the parish to return to Italy. "We partnered with the Cordon Bleu  in Pasadena and they're making the pastries, salads and sandwiches for us," said new Society conference president Eugenia Furukawa.
"I am very proud of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul ministry for their vision to make this possible and all their hard work," said deacon Fausto Sanchez,…

THE TIDINGS COVERS THRIFT STORE PHOTOS

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Photo: More than 175 pictures cover the walls and windows of St. Vincent de Paul’s thrift store.

‘Inside Out/11M’ at St. Vincent de Paul Written by R. W. Dellinger Friday, 16 August 2013 00:00 
On this late Friday morning at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s expansive thrift store in Lincoln Heights, people inside are shopping for bargains on everything from dishes to men’s suits, computers to refrigerators, toys to TVs.

But the real action is happening outside in the front parking lot.

Some of the 300-plus customers are waiting in a snaking line leading to a gray RV to have their picture almost automatically taken and immediately developed in the mobile studio. Others are carrying rolled-up 35-by-53-inch prints of their headshots to workers on a metal scaffold, whose job is pasting up the enlarged portraits on a side wall of the 200-year-old Society’s office. More workers are also covering the adjacent store’s front windows with prin…

THRIFT STORE PART OF IMMIGRATION PICTURE(S)

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Inside Out/11M: A Portrait of America, was hosted by the Society's Los Angeles thrift store Friday, August 9, 2013. International street artist JR's national project celebrating American immigration wrapped the Society's offices and thrift store with temporary, giant portraits of Los Angeles residents who flocked to the store to have their photos taken.  To see ABC 7's news story:

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/html5/video?id=9201893&pid=null%C2%A7ion%3Dnull




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