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John Freund C.M.


Margeurite Naseau, one of the first Daughters of Charity, taught herself and other village girls like her to read. John Freund uses her life to illustrate the importance of Internet literacy in the service of persons who are poor. With specific examples, he explains how members of the Vincentian Family can use the Internet to unite themselves and to serve the poor, and how they are already doing so. He also emphasizes how vital it is to empower poor persons with the tools and the skills to exist in the information age. The widening gap between the rich and the poor has a direct correlation to access to information. Finally, he points out how the Internet can be used in Vincentian formation, evangelization, and vocational outreach, particularly among youth and senior citizens.