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
Message from The International Vincentian Family: The “bottom billion” are people around the globe who live on less than $1.25 a day. They live in make-shift homes, are not guaranteed a daily meal, cannot send their children to school and lack an income to improve their lot in life. In Haiti, a country of 10 million people, 77 percent live at or below the poverty level. With your help, a Haitian family can lift itself out of poverty. The International Vincentian Family, which consists of people and organizations that find inspiration in the legacy of St. Vincent de Paul, is hosting a $100,000 matching program through Dec. 27, 2011 for donations to the “Pathway to a Better Life” program.