Formation and Research Materials

Technology opens access to an ever increasing number of documents  useful in Vincentian Formation and Research no matter where housed.

Search the Virtual Library – publications, the encyclopedia and various digital repositories.


Official Publications – Congregation of the Mission

Official Publications – Provinces


Collaborate · Exchange · Inform

What is the Vincentian Encyclopedia?

It is a collaborative effort to create a Vincentian encyclopedia of articles and other information useful for those who follow Vincent, Louise and their spiritual companions. It serves as a resource for those seeking reliable information on people, topics, and organizations related to the Vincentian family.

The Vincentian Encyclopedia currently includes close to 2,000 documents, articles and graphics on current and historical topics such as

Vincentian Heritage

Presentations of the Vincentian Charism

VinFormation – general  resources for media and presentations



Podcasts, other audio files such as Aidan Rooney’s interview with Superior General

dePaul Audio series

Major Repositories:

Provincial Archives

Other Online Resources:

  • CEME  – publication house of the confreres of Salamanca produces publications on spirituality, history and charism of the Vincentian Family.
  • Somos Spanish language resource
  • Vinformation – primarily English but some excellent resources in  5  other languages.
Guidelines for archivists – Rolando delaGoza, CM

Research Groups

There are many groups contributing research about the Congregation of the Mission, St. Vincent and the Vincentian Charism.

As their research becomes available online the links below will take you to their collections.



    • CAVI: Vincentian Animation Centre, Peru
    • CAVIM: Vincentian Animation and Missionary Centre
    • CEVCO: Commission of Vincentian Studies of Columbia
    • CEVIM
    • COVIAM – Formation in Africa and Madagascar
    • GRAV – Research and Vincentian Animation Group, France
    • GAV: Vincentian Animation Group, Italy
    • MEGVIS – Central European Vincentian Studies Group
    • Vincentian Studies Week, Salamanca, Spain



Of special interest to Missioners in a digital age