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Photo and background of new bishop

Fr. Shijo Antony writes of  “A New shepherd for Odisha, India”. Holy Father Pope Francis on April 11, 2016, erected a new diocese in Odisha, eastern India, and appointed a Vincentian, Rev. Fr. Aplinar Senapati C.M as its first bishop. Rayagada was carved out from Berhampur diocese in western Odisha. It is the 171st Catholic […]

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2016 COVIAM Assembly

The annual meeting of the Conference of Visitors of Africa and Madagascar of the Congregation of the Mission (COVIAM) took place April 6 to 8 2016 in MAPUTO MOZAMBIQUE. Father Alexander Zephirin CM, Visitor of Madagascar and Vice President of COVIAM chaired the meeting in the place of Father Fanta Getahun. All the COVIAM members […]

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Systemic Change Commission meets in Brazil

Vincentian Family International Commission for Systemic Change, Sao Paulo, Brazil From April 19th to the 22nd, the International Commission of the Vincentian Family to Promote Systemic Change held a two-day meeting in Sao Paulo and a two-day training for four Latin American Vincentians to become regional coordinators for this initiative.  The four included one CM, […]

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Earthquake in Ecuador

A report from the Curia of the Congregation of the Mission (April 20,21016) [See photo Gallery below] With much pain we have listened to the news and followed the information that has been published with regard to the 7.8 earthquake that struck Ecuador this past Saturday (April 18). As always it is the poor who […]

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Celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the Charism in 2017

Dear Leaders and Members of the Vincentian Family, As was mentioned in January at our meeting of the international Vincentian Family in Rome, 2017 marks the 400th Anniversary of the birth of the Vincentian charism. The Vincentian Family Collaboration Commission, having received the approval of the Vincentian Family Executive Committee as well as an enthusiastic reception […]

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Annual Gathering of German Speaking Members of the Vincentian Family

Annual Gathering of the German Speaking Members of the Vincentian Family By: Giuseppe Turati, CM From March 29-31 the usual gathering of MEGVIS was held in Untermarchtal (Germany).  The theme of this year’s gathering was “Barmherzlichkeit” (mercy).  About eighty persons participated in this meeting among whom were various Vincentian Sisters from the Congregations that form […]

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CEVIM: Formation Session

During the days of April 1-3, in the Provincial House of the Daughters of Charity in Naples there was a gathering of confreres to study more intensely the Ratio Formationis of the Congregation of the Mission that was published in 2014.  This gathering was organized by the Conference of Visitors of Europe and the Middle […]

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