Celebrating 200 Years of Vincentians in the U.S.: Vincentian Heritage Week

by | Sep 18, 2016 | News

200-cm-niagara-facebookNiagara University, the first Vincentian university established in the United States, will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Vincentians in America during Vincentian Heritage Week, which takes place September 23-30, 2016.

Also known as Founder’s Week, Vincentian Heritage Week is a way for the Niagara University community to pay homage to St. Vincent and St. Louise de Marillac, the Patroness of Christian Social Workers who co-founded the Daughters of Charity with St. Vincent.

Students, alumni, faculty, staff and administrators participate in Founder’s Week events, highlighted by the prestigious Vincentian Heritage Convocation, which recognizes the extraordinary contributions of university employees, alumni and community leaders.

Below is a listing of Vincentian Heritage Week events at Niagara University. To see the full detailed schedule, click here.

  • Vincentian Heritage Week Kickoff: Sandal Falls Service Event
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk
  • Family Weekend Mass: Commissioning of the Vincentian Scholars
  • Poverty Simulation
  • Lunch and Talk: “Vincentian Witness in the American Context”
  • Taizé Prayer Service: “Praying with St. Vincent”
  • Catholic and Vincentian Education: A Roundtable Discussion with the Deans of Niagara University
  • Vincentian Heritage Convocation
  • Opening Mass for the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul

 Source: NU News