In 1809, the Sisters of Charity were founded by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, MD. Four of the Sisters started a mission in Cincinnati in 1829. By 1852, Mother Margaret Farrell George had founded the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Her story is told in the YouTube video below. It is very moving to […]
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Tomorrow is the 375th anniversary of the day St. Louise de Marillac and four Daughters of Charity pronounced vows for the first time.
Listen to this brief audio recording: Now ponder the following quotes: May you be reminded of these things in the context of your Vincentian vocation, wherever you encounter those living in poverty– as a missionary, during a home visit, at a food pantry, at a thrift store, in a childcare center, etc.
Tomorrow is the anniversary of the day that Sister Rosalie Rendu was presented with the Legion of Honor Medal by Napoleon III for her service to the poor (March 18, 1852). Read the story below. For further study, please take advantage of the multimedia resources at VinFormation: Tagged “Blessed Rosalie”.
In this presentation, learn why St. Vincent insisted on the necessity of mortification.
St. Louise and the Daughters of Charity as medical practitioners.
In his first Circular Letter as President General of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Renato Lima de Oliveira announced that 2017 is the “Year Dedicated to Bailly.” Emmanuel Joseph Bailly was the first President of the SSVP. This memorable man created the appropriate conditions for a group of young people to organize and […]
During Lent we orient ourselves toward Jerusalem/Calvary, where we’ll follow Jesus through the last week of his life. This Slideshare, based on one of the Lenten letters of Fr. Robert Maloney, C.M., invites each of us to ponder our own life and death. Español · Français St. Vincent’s correspondence says a lot about being vigilant […]
When St. Vincent and St. Louise co-founded a new type of religious community, the Daughters of Charity, in 1633: Louise was the prime organizer for the fledgling community, but Vincent, with his spirituality, his warm heart, and his great common sense, played an essential role in training the women.” – from Praying With Vincent de […]
The Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD), the Catholic aid agency for England and Wales, has prepared Stations of the Cross (free PDF download) which allow us to meditate on Jesus’s journey to the cross “while reflecting on the reality of the lives of our sisters and brothers in Zambia, for whom life is a […]