Author Archives: Ramele Hessou

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 … Continue reading

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Walking for peace in Belém, Brazil

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.  … Continue reading

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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? Check out the … Continue reading

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Learning by doing and helping the community in Mozambique

A mission parish of our Vice-Province of Mozambique, St. Jerome in Magude, has for some time provided professional training for rural people. The training has included carpentry, agriculture, and pottery making.  One of the newest and most promising programs is called the Rural School Family. The … Continue reading

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Slovakia Fires Up Lay Missionaries

The local organization of Vincentian Lay Missionaries (MISEVI) in Slovakia is still in its infancy, but has already played a major role.  In early November 2013, MISEVI Slovakia hosted a European–wide meeting of MISEVI in Nitra. This younger branch of … Continue reading

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News from two schools serving deaf children in Nigeria

The Province of Nigeria — a beneficiary of the Vincentian Endowment Challenge (Patrimony Fund Project)–founded and operates St. Joseph’s Primary and De Paul Secondary Schools in Oraifite in southeastern Nigeria.  The schools integrate the instruction of deaf and hearing-impaired students with … Continue reading

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from crowded barrios to remote island villages…

Imagine one day working in a crowded  city barrio, and being asked the next day to move far away to the Amazon River basin, where you can only reach some of the people you serve by boat?  That’s the reality for missionaries of the … Continue reading

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News on the Vincentian Endowment Challenge

The Congregation of the Mission is making progress on the Vincentian Endowment Challenge (Patrimony Fund Project)!  We now only have $1,650,000 remaining to raise of the $5 million challenge grant.  But we still need lots of help–especially with contacts for potential donors who are … Continue reading

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Vincentian Solidarity Office

Dear Confreres and Friends, Welcome to the website of the Vincentian Solidarity Office (VSO)! The VSO continues its efforts to match a challenge grant to construct a Patrimony (endowment) Fund for several provinces of the Congregation of the Mission.  The finanical resources of these provinces … Continue reading

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