The social needs of the poor are those related to interaction with others and can include: the need for friends, the need to belong to a social group, the need to love and to be loved.
Shijo Kanjirathamkunnel, CM, Southern Indian Province, International mission, Alaska reflects on “Vincentian Charism; Reflections on the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of our Charism” Introduction Reflecting and living the charism of each institute is an unavoidable element in each age. It is very significant to celebrate it when it is a milestone in the history of the […]
Folleville is waiting for us. It is waiting for us in so many parts of the world, in cities, villages: small, medium-size, big. In all the continents, there are Follevilles: the experience of spiritual poverty that Vincent experienced in Folleville so much, now in today’s world, as well, in all the continents.
Father Tomaž Mavrič, CM, Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission, celebrated the inauguration of a new style of work in Catania and the world.
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
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