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Happy Feast of St. Vincent de Paul!


I always forget what day this feast is, despite it having a very special place in my heart. St. Vincent de Paul is the patron saint of my home church—the church where I grew up,

met a boy,

got married,

and baptized our first son.

While St. Vincent didn’t have much of anything to do with youth groups—though he had a lot to do with charity for the poor—it was the youth ministry at SVdP that helped me to grow in my faith in a personal way, aligned with the teachings of the Church throughout the centuries.


When John and I talk about moving back to New Jersey, we talk about how we can be a part of that parish again. Truthfully, though, no matter where we are officially registered, St. Vincent’s will always be my home—our home.


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