The first assembly of Vincentian Family Croatia was held on September 17, 2016 in Novigrad na Dobri. It was held in the Pastoral Centre Vincentinum and was led by the CMs. The Vincentian Family in Croatia comprises of six branches: the Congregation of the Mission, Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul – Zagreb, Vincentian Marian Youth, the SSVP, Sisters of Mary of the Miraculous Medal, Daughters of Charity.
The members of the National Council and regional councils discussed the upcoming year in terms of defining directions taken on a national level and the regional ones, which will be done according to the directions given on the international level under the motto “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
Fr. Dario Grbac, CM, gave a lecture on the actualization of the Vincentian charism, and during the discussion the importance of the development of the Vincentian collaborative network on the national level was emphasized as well as the priority of serving the poor at spiritual level of existence. As a way of improving the collaborative action of Vincentian Family, a formation program (VFCAP) is planned to be held as a part of celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the Charism.