With a touch of humor Pope Francis excuses himself from Plenary Assembly of Argentine Bishops “due to ‘Commitments Assumed Recently’ according to (Zenit.org) – In a note reflecting Francis’ sense of humor as well as his missionary zeal, the Pope offered guidelines to the bishops of Argentina, gathered in their plenary assembly till Saturday. Francis would [...]
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Yakobis Surabaya has posted of 5 minutes YouTube video on the Mission of the Daughters of Charity. Although many of his over 300 videos are in Indonesian there are many in English. St. Vincent describes the Daughters who have… for monastery only the houses of the sick, for cell a hired room, for chapel the parish [...]
The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati offer a video response to the question “What is the Charity Mission?” Reviewing quickly their roots in Vincent, Elizabeth Seton and the early Sisters of Charity they present a quick tour of their heritage and conclude saying “Although times change and programs vary according to the current needs of [...]
A recent article in the highly regarded publication Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, outlines the success St. John’s University has had in implementing mission-focused programs to advance its Vincentian perspective, through the establishment of the Vincentian Institute for Social Action (VISA). The article, “Advancing the Vincentian Tradition through Strategic Service and Research,” is authored [...]
“She said something that I immediately wrote down and knew that I had to write a blog entry about it. “It’s definitely a hard thing for people to understand. Mission work or religious life. We have extremely low and challenging moments, but it’s something we freely choose anyway and then have the audacity to claim it’s our [...]
Gathering youth to form the next generation is a universal issue for the Vincentian Family. Aidan Rooney and Diego Plá write from the parish of San Pedro in Mocomoco Bolivia, of a successful first gathering of rural young people. Hopefully, some of them will become missionaries! San Pedro is part of the Vincentian Bolivian Altiplano [...]
Reflections on an experience of the Daughter of Charity mission in Kenya. There are 5 missions: Chanzo in Nairobi, Thigio, Chepnyal, Kitale, and Kiio. I am serving in Chepnyal. “It has been months since my last posting…there’s no way to write about the many things that have occured since then. But I will try to share a few [...]
Noted Vincentian researcher Sr. Louise Sullivan wrote an insightful monograph “Vincentian Mission in Health Care”. It has been out of print for some time but Sr. Louise and the copyright holders have given permission for its publication in the Vincentian Encyclopedia. “Nursing care and hospital administration have evolved greatly since the first five Daughters of [...]
In part three of “Louise de Marillac, Formator of the Laity” the focus is on her being sent on mission. 3 The formator sent on mission (1629) 3.1 The travels of the formator 3.2 Formation and the activities of the Confraternities 3.3 Organizing the Confraternity at Saint-Nicolas During the time of Louise’s “novitiate” (1626-1629) Vincent continued his missionary work. In [...]
Father Aidan Rooney CM writes… Systemic change on the Altiplano! A new website presents a special project of the Congregation of the Mission Bolivian Mission called “Sayt’asim,” which means “stand up!” in the native Aymara language. The project is aimed at self-promotion of families and communities, human and spiritual development, and the foundation of small businesses [...]
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