By Sr. Regina Siegfried, ASC
St. Vincent De Paul, my parish, steeped in the Vincentian charism of seeking and finding the neediest of society, ministers in a variety of ways to people who come to us for social services.
Many of the folks who walk through our doors are homeless, the most unnoticed and most easily forgotten and ignored people in our society. But they are people with names, stories, families, and a longing for a place to belong. Often ravaged by mental illness, alcoholism, and drug addiction, “the homeless” are much more than a shadowy category.