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Louise de Marillac: Conversion During Advent

I will fast every Friday of the year, during Advent and Lent, every eve of the feasts of Our Lord, the Virgin, the Apostles and all other fasts commanded by the Church. I would like to do eight or ten days of retreat, twice a year, namely in the days between Ascension and Pentecost, and […]

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Brief Biography of Catherine Harkins, 1st Lady of Charity in the U.S. #AIC400

The first U.S. Association of the Ladies of Charity was formed on December 8, 1857, in St. Louis, MO. Read the story of Catherine Harkins, first Lady of Charity in the U.S.

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400th Anniversary – Time of Grace and Renewal

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of the Birth of the Vincentian Charism Father Eli Chaves dos Santos, CM invites us to celebrate this historical event as a special time of grace and renewal. Indeed there are many themes in this reflection that express the Lines of Action of the 2016 General Assembly. In 2017, […]

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From Value to Virtue: Selflessness

To say #IamVincent means to live a life of virtue. Actually, it means to live a life of five essential virtues. The fourth is Selflessness: the virtue of generosity. In the midst of the present cultural context in which we find ourselves, the Rule of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society calls our attention to […]

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Teach me how to dance! #IamVincent

To say #IamVincent is to be willing to learn how to dance! Emily Becker of DePaul University learned how, and will never stop… When I look back on the beginning of my Vincentian story, I see a clear starting point. At the beginning of my freshman year, I saw a poster in the student center […]

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Celebration of Human Rights and AIC 400th Anniversary Year Begins

CELEBRATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS: Human Rights Day and the International Declaration of Human Rights AIC 400th ANNIVERSARY YEAR BEGINS December 10th marks the anniversary of the proclamation of the International Declaration of Human Rights (DHR) by the UN General Assembly in 1948. This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone’s […]

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The Immaculate Conception: Vincentian Perspectives

VinFormation presents a prayerful video reflection on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception followed by a summary of Marian Spirituality and the Vincentian Charism by Corpus Delgado, C.M. Watch the video now… Read this excerpt from the feature on VinFormation…. “The presence of Mary is abundant, clear and solid in the experience of St. Louise and […]

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The Charity of Christ Urges Them: The Daughters of Charity, Caribbean Province, in Haiti

This past October, Category 5 hurricane Matthew struck our brother* country of Haiti, leaving behind death and devastation with incalculable economic loss. Groups of people and communities were cut off due to flooding of rivers and destruction of bridges caused by the meteorological phenomenon, and as well hundreds of churches, houses and schools were left […]

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Counsel for An Anxious Time

Counsel for An Anxious Time (Lk. 17:20-25) All through Luke’s gospel, the underlying movement is towards Jerusalem. From the beginning that’s where Jesus is heading, and as He gets closer the pace picks up and the tensions rise. This is not only because of the heightening frictions with the Pharisees and lawyers but also because […]

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