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Nigeria: Renewal of Baptismal Promises

Eighty-seven members of JMV had an unforgettable experience from 11-12 March. They are presently undergoing initial formation. The group made a roundtrip to a Cistercian Monastery in Awhum (Nigeria) , covering a distance of 620 km. The highpoint of the trip was the celebration of the Eucharist on the mountain and the renewal of baptismal […]

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Nigeria: Effective Collaboration on behalf of the poor

The leadership of the Vincentian Family of Nigeria met on 4-6 March at the Pastoral Centre in Lokoja (Nigeria) and reflected on the theme: “Collaboration for Effective Service for the Poor.” In attendance were members of the six branches of the Vincentian Family established in Nigeria (CM, DC, AIC, JMV, SSVP, and AMM). As a […]

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Zone Meeting of the Bolivarian Countries of CLAPVI

On 7 and 8 February, after the course of the Anthropology of the Poor in Quito (Ecuador), the Visitors and the Provincial Councils of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela held in a zone meeting in the St. Vincent de Paul Seminary of the Province of Ecuador. Fr. Emilio Melchor, C.M. , Executive Secretary of CLAPVI was […]

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Meeting of the Executive Council of CLAPVI

The Executive Council of CLAPVI met in Ecuador last January. The points on the agenda were: taking up again the Lines of Action of the Final Document of the 2004 General Assembly; reflecting on the “dreams for CLAPVI” of Fr. Robert Maloney, C.M.; dialoguing on what and how should be interprovincial cooperation and with the […]

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Vincentian Solidarity Office (VSO)

( www.famvin.org/vso ) Construction of a Formation House. First stage . From 16-21 March, Brother Peter A. Campbell, C.M. , Administrator of the Vincentian Solidarity Office , visited the mission in Tanzania of the Province of South India. His hosts were Fr. Mathew Onatt, C.M. , Superior of the Mission and Fr. Jacob Panthappallil , […]

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Vincentian NGO to the UN

( www.cm-ngo.net ) Sharing the work of our representative at the UN. Fr. Joseph P. Foley, C.M. , NGO representative at the UN, participated in three key events: the 43 rd Commission for Social Development; a briefing at the UN on the ethics of Sustainable Development, and “Ecumenical Advocacy Days.” The Commission for Social Development […]

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International Missions

Sharing moments of sadness. On 14 March, Fr. Józef Kapuściak, C.M. , Vicar General , participated at the funeral of Fr. Franc Pavlić, C.M. , Superior of the International Mission of El Alto (Bolivia) in Ljubljana (Slovenia) . The Mass, presided by Msgr. Anton Stres, C.M., Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Maribor , was […]

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Treasurer General

Workshop for Provincial Treasurers. Frs. Cyril Mbata, C.M. ( Vice-Province of Nigeria ), Davis Kachappilly, C.M. ( Province of South India ) and Ferdinand Labitag, C.M. ( Province of China ) participated in the Workshop for Provincial Treasurers, held in Rome from 1-18 March. The workshop was sponsored by the Association of English and French-speaking […]

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Tempo Forte

General Council in tempo forte. The General Council met from 7-11 March in a tempo forte session. It approved the 2004 Financial Report, presented by Fr. Elmer Bauer III, C.M., Treasurer General. It studied various reports: from Fr. Giuseppe Guerra, C.M., Postulator General; from Brother Peter A. Campbell, C.M., Director of the Vincentian Solidarity Office […]

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Holy See: Vincentian Missionary named Bishop

( www.zenit.org ) Vincentian Missionary named Bishop.  The Holy Father , named Fr. Luis Solé Fa, C.M. , pastor and Episcopal Vicar of the Vicariate of the Mosquitia (Diocese of Trujillo) as Bishop of Trujillo (Department of Colón y Gracias a Dios, Honduras ).   Fr. Solé is a member of the Province of Barcelona. […]

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