"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has sent me to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives, and to the blind new sign, to proclaim the Lord’s year of favor".
We wish to take this opportunity and wish you all HAPPY FEAST DAY of our Patron Saint Vincent de Paul. On 27th September World over St. Vincent de Paul is remembered for his deep Faith in Christ, for being a great Priest, for his persuasive preaching, as well as for his Love and Concern for the poor, for being a creative genius at organizing people to work together on behalf of the poor. Let us try to become better Vincentians and Christian. We should not only say daily prayers and receive Sacraments but we are urged to read, reflect and meditate on Holy scripture without ceasing so as to remain spiritually strong and faithful to our calling as Vincentian.
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Some 25,000 people were attending the ceremony of 522 “martyrs of the 20th century in Spain” in the eastern city of Tarragona Sunday, October 13, 2013. Among them were 42 members of the Vincentian Family: 11 priests and 3 brothers from the Congregation of the Mission, 27 Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul and one lay woman, members of AMM. Cardinal Angelo Amato delivered homily and presided at the liturgy held at the entrance to Bible Study Institute of Education Center in Tarragona. Prerecorded message of Pope Francis was presented at the beginning. A big number of Daughters of Charity and Vincentian Confreres were present including Superior General, Fr. Gregory Gay, C.M., Superioress General, Sr. Evelyne Franc, D.C. Read more here
The Congregation of the Mission celebrates January 25th as its “Foundation Day” but in reality the Congregation was not legally set up until 7 year laters on April 17, 1625. To celebrate the 396th anniversary of the founding of the Congregation of the Mission VinFormation has posted a SlideShare presentation. Visit the Vincentian Online Library for the history and related photos.
BISHOP NICHOLAS DIMARZIO, ALONGSIDE TIMOTHY CARDINAL DOLAN, ISSUES STATEMENT ON HELPING THE POOR
Feast of St. Vincent DePaul
Today is the feast day of St. Vincent DePaul, considered by many to be the “star” saint of Christian charity and concern for the poor. Many people, including those who don’t know that much about this great saint from the 17th century, know of the work of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, which is active in so many parishes and dioceses around the world bringing direct help to people in need….
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"Strive to live content in the midst of those things that cause your discontent. Free your mind from all that troubles you, God will take care of things. You will be unable to make haste in this [choice] without, so to speak, grieving the heart of God, because he sees that you do not honor him sufficiently with holy trust. Trust in him, I beg you, and you will have the fulfillment of what your heart desires" (St. Vincent de Paul, Letters).
To all members of the Vincentian Family and to all the people of good will – Happy Saint Vincent Day! Let us desire to work for the poor with dedication and love of St. Vincent, Our Founder!
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In 2009, the international leadership of the Vincentian Family, which encompasses all those who find inspiration from the life and the legacy of St. Vincent de Paul, join Haitian microfinance institution Fonkoze to initiate a pilot project that would enable people worldwide to loan or donate to businesses in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest on earth.
The Web site — Zafen.org — was launched in 2010 to commemorate the lives and works of St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) and St. Louise de Marillac (1591-1660), two individuals who dedicated their lives to serving people living in poverty . On the 350th anniversary of their deaths, Zaf?n was established with the objective of having a positive impact on Haiti’s economic, social and physical environment by providing micro, small and medium sized enterprises with enhanced access to capital. Zaf?n strives to achieve this aim through: Continue reading Be a Vincentian in spirit – Help Haiti