Mount Anville Secondary School

Saint Vincent de Paul Committee

Saint Vincent de Paul Committee
23-May-19
Saint Vincent de Paul Committee

On Thursday, 4th April 2019, all of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (S.V.P.) Committee members attended an event in the Citywest Hotel. It was organised for everyone who is living in the charity’s East Region. This area consists of Counties Meath, Dublin and Kildare, and everybody who contributed to the vital efforts of Young S.V.P. could display what they had achieved during the year, exchange ideas through presentations, posters and pictures and learn more about the three predominant aims of S.V.P. These aims are: offering friendship, promoting self-sufficiency, and advocating for those they help at a national level.

We were informed about the ways in which the charity is trying to take very badly needed action in the midst of the worsening amount of poverty in Ireland today and the detrimental impact that this can have in several areas of a person’s life. For example, poverty can sadly limit a person’s potential in the educational and recreational aspects of their lives. People working for S.V.P. also made references to how reliant they are upon young people in order to effect change for the better throughout the world. There was quite a poignant moment during the day when, after lunch, a photograph was taken of all the members of the different S.V.P. Committees from the many schools that were present. This event was quite fun and inspiring as the theme of the day, “United in Head and Heart”, was taken from a quotation belonging to the charity’s founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam. We were fortunate enough to participate in an Activity Hunt, among other interactive exercises, and to attend talks from Dr. Noel Keating and Bobby McCormack. Respectively, these speakers outlined the benefits of meditation and the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals.

I think that everyone on the S.V.P. Committee would agree that we had a very educational and productive experience at this conference. Finally, on behalf of the S.V.P. Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ms. Byrne for taking the time to accompany us to this event and for her support, guidance and invaluable contribution to S.V.P. in Mount Anville throughout this year.


Grace M

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