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Annual conference of the Visitors of Asia-Pacific – Sydney 2005-05-13

Gérard Du CM Assistant General The Visitors of the Provinces of Asia and the Pacific, which includes the two Indian provinces (North and South), Indonesia, China (Taiwan), the Philippines and Australia, gathered in Sydney, Australia, from the 18th to the 22nd April, 2005, at the mother-house of the Sisters of St Joseph, founded by Blessed […]

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The Death of Fr. Stefan Kristín, C.M. (+)

I wish to inform you that Saturday, April 2, 2005, just a short time before the Pope died, our confrere, Fr. Stefan Kristin, C.M., passed away. He was the oldest confrere in the Slovak Province. He was 96 years old and last December 9 th , we celebrated his 70 years of priestly ordination. He […]

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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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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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