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Fr.Maloney – Spiritual Advisor of SSVDP

Fr. Robert P. Maloney, CMIntroducing the new International Spiritual Advisor of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

From the press release of the Society…

The Council General International (CGI) of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) is very happy to introduce to everyone our new International Spiritual Advisor, Rev. Fr. Robert P. Maloney, C.M.

Rev. Fr. Robert P. Maloney, C.M. was the 23rd Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission (CM), serving on this capacity from 1992 to 2004. He was born on May 6, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York, USA and was ordained priest at Mary Immaculate Seminary in Pennsylvania on May 28, 1966.

He is a doctor in Moral Theology, professor, a former director, rector and superior of various seminaries, and author of various books and articles mostly on Vincentian Spirituality. He is currently a member of the board of trustees of DePaul University and St. John’s University, and coordinator of the joint projects of the Daughters of Charity and the Community of Sant’Egidio in Project DREAMS.

Fr. Maloney introduced many development projects in the Vincentian Family while serving as Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission. After ending his term as Superior General, he continued helping in various Vincentian Family projects. Beyond DREAMS, for example, he implemented Project HOPE to help Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.

Last week, the Provincial Superior of the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission, Very Rev. Fr. Michael J. Carroll, C.M., has answered the request sent by brother Renato Lima de Oliveira, 16th President General of SSVP, formally granting permission for Fr. Robert Maloney to serve as SSVP’s International Spiritual Advisor.

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is extremely happy to welcome Father Robert in his new role and is very excited about the future. With this great news, let us altogether continue the good works which the Lord is bringing about in the Society and the mission to the poorest of the poor.

Special thanks to Fr. Michael J. Carroll, C.M. and Fr. Tomaz Mavric, C.M. (Superior General) for making this appointment possible.

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