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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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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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Ladies of Charity Acting With Vincentian Hearts #IamVincent #AIC400

The video “Ladies of Charity: Acting Against Poverty With a Vincentian Heart” was produced by Dr. Joan Ball from St. John’s University, a little over two years ago. This year, stay tuned for additional videos in celebration of the 400th anniversary! For more, visit the AIC-USA 400th anniversary microsite. Heart of Charity Let’s pray that […]

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A Spiritual Spiral • “Contributions” #10 #famvin400

This is the tenth of a series of formation packages meant for individual or group study which was introduced in “The Contributions of the Vincentian Charism to the Mission of the Church: A Formation Journey.” In that article, we also suggested a “Lesson Plan” for use in groups. In this brief and concluding section, Delgado […]

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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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The de Gondi Style: A New Year’s Resolution for #AIC400 #famvin400

It may come as a surprise to some, but Madame de Gondi had to push Vincent a little. Calling Vincentians of Wherever! The Vincentian Family lives most of its life in a parish. And we need parishes equipped for the “new” evangelization. We need Vincentian “missionary parishes.” Pablo Domínguez, C.M., has written: Given the reality […]

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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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