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AIC International Assembly in Châtillon #AIC400

The AIC International Assembly, celebrating their 400th Anniversary, began on Sunday, March 12 in Châtillon, France. Updates and photos have been shared all week on the Ladies of Charity USA and AIC International Facebook pages (click photos to see captions): Below is the Commitment prayer used for the Reconsecration at Church of St. André with Cardinal Philippe […]

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Pope Commends AIC on 400th Anniversary #AIC400

Pope: ‘a culture of mercy renews hearts and opens up to a new reality’  (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a message of encouragement and thanks to members of the International Association of Charities (AIC) as it celebrates the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the first Confraternity of Charity by Saint Vincent de Paul […]

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400th Anniversary Celebrations Live Online! #AIC400

Follow the 400th anniversary celebrations live online! Wednesday, March 15th on http://www.radio-esperance.fr/ 3:30-4:00 am EST: Interview with the Daughters of Charity of Châtillon 4:00-5:30 am EST: Solemn Mass – Châtillon Church (renewal of the AIC volunteers’ commitment) 5:30-6:00 am EST: Interview with members of AIC International & AIC France The Wednesday, March 8th video recording of Mass at the Cathedral of Notre […]

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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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Mapping Herstory #IamVincent

Mapping can tell a good story. The AIC-USA is determined about the project of mapping herstory. In a creative new part of their website called “Spotlight on Associations,” the Association of International Charities in the USA is using mapping to tell stories of the many women (and men) who have taken up the call that […]

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AIC-USA Poised to Celebrate the 400th Anniversary

The Association of International Charities (AIC) in the United States is already gearing up for the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian charism, especially as that charism is lived in the lives of its members! There’s … video a super timeline, announcements of anniversary events, and resources! And, you can even make an […]

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Jubilee Year #AIC400 Begins – Jubilee Prayer

On Thursday, December 8, the AIC began their Jubilee Year to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of their foundation and the birth of the Vincentian charism. Below is an excerpt from a letter to volunteers from the Executive Board and Permanent Committee, Alicia, Aliette, Anne, Babeth, Gayle, Maru, Selina, Sumaia, Laurence and Tayde: We invite you […]

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Refresh, Reflect and Be Inspired: Ladies of Charity USA National Assembly

The Ladies of Charity USA held their 36th National Assembly last week in New York City. A new board and officers were installed, with Suzanne Johnson as the incoming president beginning January 2017. Aside from the installation, the Assembly offered the opportunity for women from all over the United States to get together and be […]

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AIC International Renews its Website

The International Association of Charities, the oldest branch of the Vincentian Family, has renewed its website. You can visit it at http://www.aic-international.org/. The new website is available in three languages: English, French and Spanish. AIC strives to be a transforming presence of Christian inspiration in society, working mainly with women, through projects and development actions […]

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August 22, 1617: The Journey of the AIC Begins

It was in Châtillon-les-Dombes, a small French village, that St. Vincent created on August 22, 1617 the first of the “Confraternities,” later called “Charities.” This was the nucleus from which stemmed the AIC (known in the United States as Ladies of Charity). Watch this 6 1/2 minute video to follow their journey from 1617 to […]

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