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Congregation of the Mission Celebrating 400, and 200, Years

Continuing our celebration of the anniversary of the origin of the Congregation of the Mission, January 25, 1617, here we’re highlighting the 200th Anniversary of Vincentian service to the poor and marginalized in the United States. Earlier in 2016, we celebrated the 200th Anniversary of the arrival of the first Vincentians in Baltimore. Now, in […]

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St. Justin de Jacobis: The Art of Dialogue

Father Robert Maloney, C.M., writes: More than a century before the word “inculturation” became popular, Justin [St. Justin de Jacobis] was a master of the art. He said to his listeners: “…if anyone should question you: ‘Who is this stranger?’, answer: ‘He is a Roman Christian who loves the Christians of Ethiopia more than his […]

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New Video “Journey of Faith: The History of the Vincentians in the United States”

A new documentary, “Journey of Faith: The History of the Vincentians in the United States”, was produced by Anthony F. Kuzia, C.M., and Marian A. O’Brien who wanted to expand on the story of the first Vincentian Missionaries in the U.S., particularly to include some first person commentary by the missionaries themselves.

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Leo Raymond de Neckère, C.M., first bishop of New Orleans

Leo Raymond de Neckère, C.M., was one of the pioneers of the Vincentians in the United States. Born in Belgium and completing his studies at the Seminary at the Barrens, he was ordained October 13, 1822. According to our Vincentian Calendar, today, June 24, marks the anniversary of his consecration as Bishop of New Orleans.

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