On this day, Monday, July 4, 2022, we celebrate Independence Day in the United States. Also called Fourth of July or July 4th, the federal holiday commemorates the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. May we give thanks to God for the birth of our nation and reflect upon our freedom as a force for growth in goodness and truth.
The village of San Vincente, located on the edge of the Guatemalan border, might appear to be an unexpected locale to find the enduring spirit of St. Vincent de Paul. Yet, it’s here that a small but vibrant Catholic Church, named in honor of the saint, stands as a symbol of his legacy.