CIF for the Vincentian Family II
It is for congregations or institutions inspired in our charism, as well as for confreres who are working in several activities with the Vincentian Family.
The topics will be:
- what is the Vincentian Family ;
- how to carry on working together having as a goal to wholly dignify poor people;
- what was the original inspiration of St Vincent and St Louise, the roots and try to go deep and explore them; other important human beings within the Vincentian Family ;
- as well as Vincentian Spirituality and Ethics
Incredible trips to Vincentian places will complete the training
The course will be in English, Spanish and French
Paris. 25 April through 23 May 2017
The cost 2000euros
CIF for our Senior Confreres XVI
It is what we call a “mini CIF” (TIC), being shorter in time and a bit more specific in relation to its agenda.
We know that permanent training cannot finish with youthfulness. In fact, it must continue throughout one’s life.
In this case we are talking of confreres having at least 20 years since their clerical ordination. We will consider what is the sense of life and the Vincentian life attending to those most in need.
The requests of the 42nd General Assembly in relation to the fact that Vincentian activity should be Solidarity, Intercultural and Merciful will be included .
The comprehension of the rules and the Constitutions will be deeply analyzed.
Paris. From October 6th to November 3rd, 2017
The cost is 2000 euros
Then there will be other activities as the Meeting of European Seminarians, and the Meeting of Vincentian Librarians and Archivists, who need some confirmations.
Although we are aware of it, it is relevant to remember that the GENERAL GOALS OF THE CIF are renewal: both personal and jointly.
We will take into account the knowledge of our common history and the Vincentian Charism. Reflections about the documents. concerning our congregation, our historical roots and Vincentian inheritance will be carried out.
At the same time, as we cannot remain only in the past, we are looking forward to a dialogue with the present society about problems in the XXI century, paying attention to the requests of the Church and its last well informed documents.
The CIF is quite interested in introducing a pastoral theologic reflection about our nature and the variety of our apostleships.
Each meeting of the CIF(TIC) shares the following features:
1.-They will be carried out at the Vincentian Motherhouse, 92 rue de Sévres, 75006, Paris. We are talking about the Vincentian Historical House since the XIX century. It is located in the heart of Paris with lots of available public transport that will allow you to easily get there.
2.-This Motherhouse is quite comfortable for all the members of our Vincentian Family.
3.-All the chapels of the Motherhouse, specially the one where St Vincent's tomb is ( and other saints of the congregation are too), as well as the Chapel where the Virginof the Miraculous Medal appeared, invite you to pray and meditation.
Otherwise there are several churches we are going to be able to visit.
4.-Special extra material will be given to you. This material will be written in the three official languages of our congregation: French, English and Spanish. It will be available in digital format.
On the other hand there are two libraries with lots of interesting books.
5.- The conferences and discussions will be accompanied by guided visits to Vincentian places in and out of Paris.