Thirty-one confreres participated in a retreat given by Father Aarón Gutiérrez Nava, CM, Assistant General.
A first-hand report on the devastating floods in Peru which have led to people living in the midst of this crisis situation for more than a month.
Go to Folleville For us, as Vincentians, 1617 is not simply one more year. Rather that year marks the beginning of our charism and our mission. Father Luigi Mezzadri, in his book, Folleville and Chatillon, a return to the sources, refers to the year of 1617 in the life of Vincent de Paul and states: […]
In our Vincentian work for and with the poor, it becomes necessary to be aware of their personal, physical security.
Fr. Bertrand Ponsard, CM reflects on international mass commemorating the 400th anniversary On March 8th, 2017, the International Day of Women, the volunteers of the AIC in France gathered together in the cathedral of Notre Dame to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the Confraternity of Charity (presently known as the International Association of […]
Mizael Donizetti Poggioli, CM reminds us of the events at Châtillon – July 1617 In July 1617, Vincent de Paul became pastor in the little village of Châtillon-les-Dombes. Three weeks later, on Sunday, August 20th, 1617, as Vincent was preparing to celebrate Mass, a woman approached him and told him that there was a family, […]
Pope Francis has sent a message of encouragement and thanks to members of the International Association for Charity (AIC) as it celebrates the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the first Confraternity of Charity by Saint Vincent de Paul in Châtillon, France.
A Vincentian parish in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently offered thousands of flowers as symbols of prayer that President Trump will have a change of heart and turn away from his plans to get tougher on undocumented immigrants. Father Vince Finnerty, CM serves as pastor for over 5,000 parishioners at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. He was recently […]
Pope Francis wakes us up to the Bible as a “dangerous book”. Vincent – “a walking gospel”
Vincent de Paul stated: if there are any among us who think they are in the Mission to evangelize poor people but not alleviate their sufferings, to take care of their spiritual needs but not their temporal ones, I reply that we have to help then and have them assisted in every way.