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Pope Francis Grants Vincentian Family a Plenary Indulgence #famvin400

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian charism, the Holy Father, through the Apostolic Penitentiary, has granted the whole Vincentian Family, a Plenary Indulgence (Confession, Communion, and Prayers for the Pope). Those will receive it who participate in the Eucharist or in some public or private prayer service (Our Father, profession of faith, […]

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Fr. Joe Agostino Visits Panamá

On Friday, February 10, Fr. Joe Agostino, CM, the coordinator of the international Vincentian Family Office, met with the members of the National Council of the Vincentian Family in Panama. Mr. Carlos Centeno, national council president, explained that currently there are 7 branches of the Vincentian Family at work in Panama:  the Congregation of the […]

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Training Workshop of the VFCAP, in Barcelona (Spain) – Part 1

The first part of the “Vincentian Family Collaborative Action Program” (VFCAP) training workshop was held at the San Vicente de Paul Retreat House in Vallvidrera (Barcelona) from February 17 to 19. This program addresses the human (technical), psychological and spiritual perspective of the Vincentian collaboration in five modules, and is designed by the Universities of […]

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Meeting of the International President and Vice President of A.I.C. with the National Presidents Famvin Central America

The meeting, via Internet, was held on Friday, January 6, 2017, coinciding with the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Vincentian Family. It was the first opportunity we, the national presidents of Famvin Central America had to meet with one of the international leaders of the Vincentian Family; and the common denominator was the […]

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AIC: 400 Years (Video Presentation)

We present you a video prepared by the International Association of Charities (AIC) which, during 2017, celebrates the 400th anniversary of its founding: AIC – International Association of Charities – is a network of 150,000 local volunteers, mainly women, who work in their local communities to combat poverty in 53 countries in Africa, Latin America, […]

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Consecration to Charity: The Novelty of the Vincentian Charism

1. Moment of Understanding: Four centuries separate us from the events that gave life to the Vincentian Charism. A room with a dying old man who confesses, a pulpit in which a sermon is preached, an abandoned parish in which his new priest cares for a needy family, a group of women organized by a […]

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A Day of Recollection with the Vincentian Family in Ethiopia

“As we Gather as members of the Vincentian Family to begin our celebrations for the 400th Anniversary of the birth of the Vincentian Charism,  it’s a good idea if remind ourselves of St. Vincent’s life, of the important and life-changing events that occurred throughout and of what it was that inspired this great Saint in […]

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