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International mass commemorating the 400th anniversary

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 […]

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Châtillon – 400 years ago

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, […]

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Vincentian parish reacts to President Trump

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 […]

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