SVP Book Launch 2014

“The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) volunteers fill bellies and warm houses but they also try and lift heads and spirits, and restore a sense of self-worth to the people it helps. This makes them the quietest, littlest-sung heroes in every town and village in the country.”

This is how SVP is described by writer and broadcaster Fiona Looney in the Foreword to a new book about the Society, which celebrates 170 years in Ireland this year.

 

Entitled “The Society of St Vincent de Paul in Ireland -170 years of fighting poverty”, it was launched this evening (Wednesday 5th September) by New Island Books.