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: […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Superior General writes… It is with great joy that I invite you to come to Rome on the weekend of October 12 – 15, 2017
Follow the 400th anniversary celebrations live online!
Portugal celebrates 400th anniversary of the origin of the Vincentian Charism and the 300th anniversary of the presence of the Congregation of the Mission in Portugal
Relic of St. VIncent are on pilgrimage in Mexico.
The charism of the Vincentians is based on two pillars that gave rise to it in 1617 and that 400 years later remain the two sides of its banner: mission and charity.
Go to the Peripheries, sixth video of Father Tomaž Mavrič Ten years ago, the bishops of Latin America met at the V General Conference of the Episcopate in the city of Aparecida, Brazil. Among the bishops was the then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who led the commission that drafted a document which, in recent years, has […]