Saints and Blesseds of the Vincentian Family

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All Saints in the Light of Saint Vincent: Reflections on Vincentian Sanctity

All Saints' Day, also known as All Saints' Day, is a fundamental celebration in Christianity. This feast pays homage to all saints, including those who have not been canonised. In the liturgical calendar, the Solemnity of All Saints is on 1 November, followed by the...

Saint Louise de Marillac: a woman guided by the Holy Spirit. Foundress

Saint Louise de Marillac: a woman guided by the Holy Spirit. Foundress[1] The challenge for the sons and daughters of St Vincent and St Louise, heirs of the charism that flows from the Holy Spirit through them, is to return again and again to that source in order to...

An experience of light in the middle of a dark night.  The Pentecost light of Saint Louise de Marillac.

I grew up in a far away place in the interior of Paraguay, where only when I was about 10 years old did electricity arrive. Therefore, it was normal for me to be around my house at night, there was a lot of darkness, except when there was a full moon. I think that's...

The diocesan enquiry into the alleged miracle of the Venerable Bishop Janez Frančišek Gnidovec, C.M. has been completed.

On Tuesday, 16 May 2023, the final session of the diocesan process concerning the ascertainment of a miracle for the beatification of Venerable Bishop Janez Frančišek Gnidovec, C.M., was held in the Bishopric of the Diocese of Skopje (North Macedonia). During the...


OZANAM...A LAY SAINT FOR TODAY "Grace has its moments," wrote St. Vincent de Paul to Father Bernard Codoing on March 16, 1644. And the grace of the rebirth of the lay apostolate in the Church had its moment, when Providence inflamed the heart of Mr. De Paul, leading...

BLESSED SISTER MARTA WIECKA – A sweet-smelling violet!

The meaning of flowers is a vast and curious subject, but, above all, of great richness. Knowing the meaning of each flower is essential if you want to convey a message through this wonder of nature. Flowers accompany all the highlights of our lives. With their...

The beatification of Janez STRASEK, CM

The beatification of Janez STRASEK, CM began in Zagreb on September 20, 2021. The first session was presidede by Rev. Marko Kovač, delegate for his Eminence, Cardinal Josip Bozanic.  The Tribunal was established with appointment of the Delegated Judge, who will...

The Great Witness of Our Missionary-Martyrs.

In recent times, new causes of beatification have begun for some of our missionaries who gave their lives in order to bear witness to their faith and to remain firm in their mission as apostles of Christ. Martyrs in Chengtingfu (today Zhengding) in China, 9 October...


There is no doubt, no one among the famous sons of Monsieur Vincent is as well known in the world and in the Church as Father Perboyre. When in our missionary journey we meet our former disciples, either bishops, priests or laymen, there is no doubt they will allude...

Clet, a Missionary Coming to his End… Who Showed the Way to the Young Perboyre

This year 2020 has been surprising and unexpected for everyone. How could we have imagined being confined to our homes as if we were monks of strict monastic observance! It became our turn to leave haste and what Saint Vincent called “excessive zeal” behind, which, in...

Cards of the Saints and Blessed Vincentians

S. Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton

4 January, Read more

The martyrs of Angers

1 February, Read more

Translation Relics of SVP

26 April, Read more

B. Maria Wiecka

30 May, Read more

San Justin de Jacobis

30 July, Read more

Jean-Gabriel Perboyre

11 September, Read more

Martyrs of Spain

6 November, Read more

Beata Lindalva Justo de Oliveira

7 January, Read more

Blessed Giuseppina Nicoli

3 February, Read more

Saint Luisa de Marillac

9 May, Read more

Pier Giorgio Frassati

4 July, Read more


30 August, Read more

Saint Vincent

26 September, Read more

B. Mark Anthony Durando

10 Dicember, Read more

Foundation of a Charism

25 January, Read more

Blessed Jeanne Marie Rendu

7 February, Read more

Santa Jeanne Antide Thouret

23 May, Read more

S. Francis Regis Clet

9 July, Read more

B. Frederic Ozanam

9 September, Read more

S. Catherine Labouré

28 November, Read more

Articles of Venerable and Servants of God

Fortunato Velasco Tobar, cm, and 13 Companions

Fortunato Velasco Tobar, cm, and 13 Companions

FORTUNATO VELASCO TOBAR, CM, AND 13 COMPANIONS We list here 14 martyrs who were victims of the fierce religious persecution that, in the mid-1930s, presumed to eliminate the Church of Spain. Their martyrdom, like that of other priests, sisters, brothers, and lay...

Antônio Ferreira Viçoso, cm

Antônio Ferreira Viçoso, cm

ANTÔNIO FERREIRA VIÇOSO, CM (1787-1875) Antônio Ferreira Viçoso was born into a pious Christian family on 13 May 1787 in Peniche, in the province of Leiria, Portugal. At the age of 15, he was received into the Diocesan Seminary of Santarém, where he remained until...

Ján Havlík

Ján Havlík

JÁN HAVLÍK (1928-1965) Ján Havlík was born 12 February 1928 in Vlékovany near Skalica (now Dubovce) in the family of a poor worker, Karol Havlík and his wife Justina née Pollékova. In his handwritten curriculum vitae, we read, “Because I wanted to continue my studies,...

Vicente Queralt Lloret and 20 companions

Vicente Queralt Lloret and 20 companions

VICENTE QUERALT LLORET AND 20 COMPANIONS We list here 21 martyrs who were victims of the fierce religious persecution that in the mid-1930s presumed to eliminate the Church of Spain. Their martyrdom, like that of other priests, sisters, brothers, and lay people, is a...

Franciscus Hubertus Schraven, cm, and Companions

Franciscus Hubertus Schraven, cm, and Companions

FRANCISCUS HUBERTUS SCHRAVEN, CM, AND COMPANIONS (1873-1937) The Servant of God, Franciscus Hubertus Schraven, was born in Lottum (a hamlet within the municipality of Grubbenvorst, Province of Limbourg, Netherlands) on 13 October 1873. On 30 September 1894, Frans...

Janez Strašek, cm

Janez Strašek, cm

JANEZ STRAŠEK, CM (1906-1947) Born in Slake on 11 December 1906, to Janez and Maria Mlaker, a family of fervent Christians. He had two brothers and two sisters. He attended elementary school from 1913 to 1920 in Podčetrtek, his native land. He went to high school in...