Understanding the Vincentian Heart

Resources, News, Events and Happenings related to the integration of DePaul’s Vincentian mission into the ongoing life and work of the university community.

Mission Monday

Understanding the Vincentian Heart

How does your life experience and DePaul’s Vincentian mission enable you to Explore Your Purpose?

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Mission-Related Events and Happenings This Week

Freedom Dreaming: Reimagining Justice Systems, Centering Humanity

Join anti-death penalty advocate and activist Sr. Helen Prejean for a dialogue about imagination as a tool for individual and collective liberation. Panelists will explore “freedom dreaming,” an invitation to radically reimagine a justice system that prioritizes human beings over systems of oppression.



Lunch with Vincent: A Conversation with Maureen McGonagle

DePaul faculty and staff are invited to join Mission and Ministry and Maureen McGonagle, a veteran university leader, for our inaugural Spring Quarter Lunch with Vincent. Maureen, with 25 years of experience directing The Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, will delve into the distinction between “values” and “virtues” and discover ways to embody them both more deeply.

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Vincentian Service Day 2024

Vincentian Service Day 2024 is Saturday, May 4. Join the DePaul community for this annual University tradition celebrating our Vincentian mission. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to register! You can register on the VSD website either as an individual or as a group (of at least 10 people). If you have questions or would like a member of the Service Day Team to speak to your department or a student group, please reach out to serviceday@depaul.edu. #DePaulVSD


Help with the VSD Morning Program!

Can’t commit to spending the whole day but still want to be part of Vincentian Service Day? The Service Day Team in the Division of Mission and Ministry would love your help with the Vincentian Service Day morning program. We need volunteers to help direct VSD participants, assist with bus instructions, pass out t-shirts, and many other things. If you can help on Saturday, May 4th from 7:30AM-10AM at the Lincoln Park campus, please email Katie Sullivan (ksulli47@depaul.edu). Thank you!


Unity in Action: Celebrating St. Vincent at the Vinny Games

Take a well-deserved break from your day for some sustenance, social connections, and laughter. As always, all faculty/staff are welcome, and you can participate as an individual and/or as a team.

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Louise Week 2024

In honor of Saint Louise de Marillac’s Feast Day on May 9th, the Division of Mission and Ministry invites the DePaul community to celebrate Louise Week from May 4-10. For more information about the week’s events, check out the Louise Week event lineup here: 

Louise Week 2024 Events





Bereavement Notices

Remembering Jen Sweet

Jen Sweet, a former employee of DePaul, passed away on April 6 after fighting cancer for 16 years. Before leaving DePaul for her medical treatment, Jen had served as the director of assessment at the Center for Teaching and Learning. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 10 am at Faupel Funeral Home, New Port Richey, Florida.

DePaul University Bereavement Notices will now be found here.