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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The origin of the Congregation of the Mission is inseparable from the personal vocation of Vincent de Paul. In January 1617 Vincent […] was asked to go to Gannes, a village that was part of the de Gondi estate, in order to hear the confession of a dying man. He exhorted the man to make […]
A brief 10-slide portrayal of the situation of the Congregation of the Mission during a time of severe crisis: the French Revolution.
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 […]
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.
Learn more about the origins of the Vincentians in the United States, and their founding superior, Fr. Felix de Andreis, in this SlideShare presentation.
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.
Find out what was happening in North America during this week of May in 1849, 1878, and 1888.
April 16 marked the anniversary of the death of Bishop John Timon, C.M., first bishop of Buffalo, New York and first provincial superior of the American province of the Congregation of the Mission. Throughout the 400-year history of the Vincentian Family, we find so many stories of need, and of those persons who rose to […]
A lot was happening at this time in 1625. April 17 is the anniversary of the first establishment of the Congregation of the Mission, Bons Enfants, Paris. What can we learn here? This presentation tells the story.