I see God working all the time now because of my involvement with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. There is a lot of sadness because the peoples’ stories are sad, but they are not sad people. There is such trust in God.
Detroit, MI (PRWEB) February 01, 2012
Author of “Thrift Store Saints: Meeting Jesus 25 Cents at a Time,” Jane Knuth, will visit Our Lady of Sorrows School in Farmington on February 15th to speak on her discovery of Jesus by volunteering for over 15 years at a St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Kalamazoo.
“I started writing stories down so I would remember them,” said Knuth, who lives in Portage with her husband, Dean. “The spirituality of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is that the poor are our teachers and we are their students. When the volunteers met, we were to share what our teachers have taught us.”
“I’ve become more joyful in my outlook on life, more grateful,” said Knuth. “I see God working all the time now because of my involvement with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. There is a lot of sadness because the peoples’ stories are sad, but they are not sad people. There is such trust in God.”
The event, organized by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Detroit, will begin at 6:30 PM with refreshments and friendship and is open to the public. The program will begin at 7:00 PM. Admission is free, but free will offerings will be accepted.
For more information on the February 15th presentation at Our Lady of Sorrows, please call 313-393-2922 or visit St. Vincent de Paul – Detroit’s website at http://www.svdpdet.org. To register for the event, please call 313-393-2926 or email cclark(at)svdpdet(dot)org by February 13th.
About The Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Detroit
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Detroit is the local arm of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization of approximately 700,000 men and women who voluntarily join together to grow spiritually and offer person-to-person service to those living in poverty and the largest social assistance organization in the world. The Detroit office of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a major provider of human services. Programs include home visits, housing assistance, disaster relief, job training and placement, food pantries, clothing and utility assistance. The Society works in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Detroit, networking with 2,000 Vincentian volunteers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Lapeer, St. Clair and Monroe counties, and assisting 30,000 local households annually.