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Volunteers of Charity (AIC) • A Weekly Reflection with Louise

“Divine Providence willed to make use of women to show that it was His goodness alone which desired to aid afflicted peoples and to bring them powerful helps for their salvation. […] The Ladies of the Company of Charity recognized the needs of the poor and that God gave them the grace to aid these […]

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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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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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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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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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August 22: Foundation of the First Confraternity of Charity

The Confraternity of Charity was the first institutional expression of the Vincentian charism– lay leadership for social action. This came about when St. Vincent proposed that the women of the parish in Chatillon-les-Dombes join together for organized charity.

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Ladies of Charity USA National Assembly 2016

The Ladies of Charity USA will hold their 36th Annual National Assembly Meeting September 29 – October 1, 2016 in Queens, NY. In the May 2016 edition of the Servicette, President LCUSA Mary Ann Dantuono and Local Chair Natalie Boone writes: Dear Ladies, Because it is very useful for all holy communities to meet together from time […]

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International Day of Prayer for AIC

The International Day of Prayer for AIC is Monday, May 9, 2016 when we celebrate the Feast of Saint Louise. Below is a prayer for the occasion, with a downloadable pdf at the end. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER (2016) Feast of Saint Louise de Marillac Opening Prayer:  As we approach the 400th anniversary of our establishment, we pray, […]

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