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On pilgrimage with the relic of St. Vincent

On pilgrimage with the relic of St. Vincent

The journey actual began on 25 January 1617, 400 years ago, when St. Vincent de Paul preached what is now known as the “First Sermon of the Mission.” To commemorate this day, the Daughters of Charity and members of the Vincentian Family in France held a pilgrimage of the relic of St. Vincent from our Motherhouse, the Rue du Bac, to Folleville, the location of the first sermon.

Watch as they process from the chapel to start this pilgrimage.

You can watch directly on YouTube by clicking in the lower right of the video.

See other phases of this initial pilgrimage available on the Facebook page of  FamVin Europe

Over a period of time this relic will be received in all those countries where the Vincentian Family is present.

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All AIC groups are invited to take this jubilee year as an opportunity to organise private pilgrimages to the main Vincentian places in France. Practical guides aimed at making the organisation of these pilgrimages easier have been created for Chatillon, Dax/Le Berceau and Paris.  These have been sent to all the national presidents.  Further informationis available via our website: www.aic-international.org.

 

5 Responses to On pilgrimage with the relic of St. Vincent

  1. Jan February 9, 2017 at 10:19 pm #

    Will this be coming to the U.S.A? Sacramento, CA?

    • John Freund February 9, 2017 at 11:32 pm #

      As I understand it the Pilgrimage will include the United States. But I know of no details as of the moment.

  2. Jan February 9, 2017 at 10:19 pm #

    Will this be coming to the U.S.A? Sacramento, CA?

  3. Jan February 9, 2017 at 10:19 pm #

    Thank you.

  4. The Rev. Dr. Edward Ambrose "Ed" February 9, 2017 at 10:35 pm #

    May I assume that the relic is Saint Vincent’s heart. I know that we think of the heart as an organ from which both love and life radiate. Certainly,Vincent loved well and his life edified many who were his contemporaries and our contemporaries.

    As children of God,as we venerate in our various ways, may we always love others as did dear Saint Vincent.Thus,we can walk with Vincent 400 years after his time on earth. In so doing,may each one of us encounter the living Christ and enable others to do so.

    In the Spirit of Saint Vincent..

    Ed Ambrose
    St. Joe’s–AA,1957

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