What is Twinning?
Twinning has three aims:
to help spiritually and materially Conferences (parish groups of Society members) and Councils to assist them to undertake their Vincentian work.
to facilitate communication between Conferences and Councils around the world, promoting a spirit of understanding, friendship and solidarity among all Vincentians.
to promote the establishment of new conferences and Councils by helping them in their formation, training and expansion.
Twinning endeavours to move a supported conference to self-sufficiency.
Who benefits from Twinning?
The St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia is twinned in partnerships with 14 countries. Our Conferences and Councils express their twinning commitment by sharing their spirituality through prayer, their culture through letters and financial resources through a basic quarterly contribution of $80, and an optional grant at Easter and Christmas time.
Twinning is only open to those countries in which the St Vincent de Paul Society operates. Currently twinning commitments have evolved between the 153 countries throughout the world.