VSO Annual Report for 2015–A testimony of love in action!

The VSO Annual Report for 2015 is now available.  See the many projects carried out by our confreres working in developing regions and generously supported by collaborating funding agencies and donors:

VSO Annual Report 2015

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Our hearts and prayers are joined with our Nigerian confreres

Please join us in mourning our Nigerian Province’s loss of six seminarians who recently died in a tragic accident.

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We share more about this story, and how our Nigerian confreres so deeply exemplify the Vincentian charism, in our latest VSO Bulletin: VSO March 2016 Bulletin

 

 

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Too much water or too little? See our confreres at work!

Fr.  Joseph Patrick, C.M. assessing needs at the Chennai flood

Fr. Joseph Patrick, C.M. assessing needs at the Chennai flood

Check out the latest VSO Bulletin and read about projects of our confreres in Nigeria, India and Tanzania:

VSO Bulletin December 2015

 

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New works in the Ukraine and a new staff member at the VSO

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Check out the VSO Bulletin for October 2015 and read about new works in the Ukraine and our new staff member!   VSO Bulletin October 2015

 

 

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We have met the goal of the Vincentian Endowment Challenge!

Our Superior General, Fr. Gregory Gay, C.M., has good news about the Vincentian Endowment Challenge (Patrimony Fund Project).

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Read Fr. Gregory’s comments here:VSO Bulletin June 2015

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The Vincentian Marian Youth: a beneficiary of the Patrimony Fund Project

The Vincentian Marian Youth (VMY) is a worldwide association directed by our Superior General. Yasmine Cajuste serves as VMY International President. Yasmine shares reflections on her experience of the VMY in our March 2015 Bulletin.

VMY members in Brazil

VMY members in Brazil

 VSO Bulletin March 2015-English

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Vincentian Endowment Challenge reaches $4 million!

Including contributions pledged for the end of 2014, the Vincentian Endowment Challenge has reached the $4 million USD mark!  Counting the matching funds from the private foundation that offered our Congregation the challenge grant, this means we have now raised $8 million for the Patrimony Fund Project.  This is good news, but we still need to raise $1 million more to meet our goal of $10 million (counting the foundation’s matching contributions).  We can make our goal–but only with your help!  Please reach out to family, friends and associates, and ask them to support us.

One way to do this, is to share the latest VSO Bulletin, which discusses the challenges of our Nigerian Province–a beneficiary of the Patrimony Fund Project (see below).  And please keep our efforts in your prayers this Advent, as we prepare the way of the Lord!

VSO Bulletin December 2014

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There’s a new VSO Bulletin out!

In our latest bulletin, you can learn about our Province in Slovakia, which is a beneficiary of the Vincentian Endowment Challenge (Patrimony Fund Project), and its mission to the Garifuna people in Honduras.  There’s also a story about our chapel in Lebanon which reaches out to both Christians and Muslims, and one of our schools in Ethiopia:

VSO Bulletin October 2014

Garifuna children in Honduras

Garifuna children in Honduras

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Walking for peace in Belém, Brazil

Walking for peace in Belém

Walking for peace in Belém

The people of the Parish of São Raimundo Nonato, a work of our Province of Fortaleza located in the capital city of Belém in Pará State in Brazil, have been facing high levels of violence in their neighborhoods for some time.  The parishioners organized, and decided to respond to the situation.  Hundreds of them left their homes on a Saturday, dressed in white, and carrying banners and posters, participated in a walk for peace on the city streets. The event, held by the Vincentian missionaries of the Parish of São Raimundo Nonato, began at 8 a.m. with a celebration for peace at a public plaza in the Umarizal neighborhood. Then the crowd headed into the neighborhood streets, where the event continued with a number of attractions.  The walk called for an end to violence,  denounced human trafficking, and expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of security in the city.

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Hot off the press: the June 2014 VSO Bulletin

Are you interested in learning about young confreres who are rebuilding a province that was suppressed for decades by a Soviet-backed regime? Or a school constructed by confreres in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that serves over 1,000 impoverished students?

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Check out the June 2014 VSO Bulletin:

June 2014 Bulletin (English)

Bulletin de Juin 2014 (Français) 

Boletín de Juni0 2014 (Español)

 

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