Videos from the Historic Vincentian Family Gathering Rome 2020

by | Jan 10, 2020 | Formation, News, Other Branch News, Reflections, Vincentian Family | 4 comments

We have compiled this list of six videos posted on Facebook for the first two days. They are apparently in need of some editing in spots. Most likely there will be an official compilation of all the videos available shortly after the gathering concludes.

The videos are presented in the context of the schedule published prior to the start of this gathering.

If you only have time for one I suggest either one of the first two by Fr. Maloney and Fr. Mavric which focus on issues of general concern. The other videos treat various aspects that are more particular in nature.

See also official reports from the FamVin Office

Meeting of the leaders of the Vincentian Family, Rome 2020. January 8th #FamVin2020Roma

January 8, 2020


7: 30:  Gather at the Augustinianum to go to the Papal Audience


3:00:               Gathering Prayer and Welcome

Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM
President, Vincentian Family Executive Committee (VFEC)

Fr. Joseph Agostino, CM
International Coordinator, Vincentian Family Office (VFO)

Sr. Mary McCormick, SC: Conference Facilitator
Overview of the Conference

Fr. Robert Maloney, CM:  History / Overview of the Vincentian Family (ENGLISH)

Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM:  Vincentian Family Executive Committees – President’s Address ENGLISH)

Closing Prayer

Thursday, 9 January

9:15                Prayer and Welcome

The Vincentian Global Mission:  Vincentian Family Office Team Presentation (ENGLISH)

Communications in the Vincentian Family:
Javier Chento (SSVP) and Monica Villar (MISEVI) (SPANISH)

3:00                Prayer

An Experience from the 2018 Vincentian Family Film Festival


Mark McGreevy, FamVin Homeless Alliance Coordinator

Sr Carol Keehan, DC, FHA Commission Member (ENGLISH)

Friday, 10 January

9:15                Prayer and Welcome

The Creation of a Culture of Vocations to the Charism:
Sr. Regina Hlavac, DC and Eduardo Almeida (SSVP)

Panel Discussion:
Sr. Veronika Häusler, SC
Denise el-Khoury
James Walters
Fr. Astor Rodriguez, CM

3:00:               Prayer

Transmission of the Charism:  Br. Rene Stockman, BC

The Work of the Vincentian Family:
Taizè Invitation:  Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM
Vincentian Family Missal: Sr. Bernadette Miller, DC
Task Force on the Charism and the Laity (NL Project):  Marieke van de Ven, Jos Roemer, and Henrike van Riel

Saturday, 11 January

9:15                Prayer and Welcome

Moving Forward Together

Panel Discussion:
Regine Theodat  (VF Haiti Initiative)
Fr. Michael Barth, ST
Ribel Elias (MISEVI)
Sr. Clarette De Coene, SC


  1. Hetty Nieuwaard

    Why don’t you show the videolinks on this website anymore; why only on Facebook.
    I do not like Facebook and because I like to see the Dutch presentations on the 10th of januari in Rome I don’t know what to do. Can you help me? Is there a possibility to see the videos without logging in on Facebook?

    • Tomasz Zieliński

      We are very glad, you are interested in the videos covering the event in Rome. Let me explain to you something about those videos. They are recorded by the team from OzanamTV, which is the part of the SSVP in Brazil. However, they are experienced in such activities. .Famvin team only shares and retransmits what we can in the way we can. OzanamTV chose Facebook as the carrier of their streamings.
      famvin (en), famvin.europe and CongregatioMissionis are so-called brand pages on Facebook. Everything that is published there is public. It means you do not have to be a registered user of Facebook or log-in to watch. Of course, Facebook recommends and invites to log in/register but it is not necessary for you to visit pages like famvin.
      Indeed, Dutch presentations are not shared in blogs yet. We apologize, but not everything can be instant and live.
      Also, it is a little difficult to embed all videos from the event to be able to play on the website in one post. As you already can see, there are at least three-four videos a day.
      Therefore, I encourage you to visit our facebook pages where the videos are available. We believe this coverage will be available on the VFO website, too. But it takes time to process and upload videos to the website or other platforms than Facebook. The event didn’t finish yet and people who manage recordings are still involved in recording more material on location in Rome.
      I believe I explained your concerns. We appreciate your opinion. We can do what we are able to do only.
      BTW, the “Dutch presentation” you are interested in is available here (start at about 45th minute) The presentation is continued here:
      Also, one of the panelists in the morning today was Sr. Clarette De Coene and she talked in Dutch (without translation):
      I believe you will be satisfied and the videos, as well as other materials published in famvin websites, will encourage you to visit us often.

      • Hetty Nieuwaard

        Thank you Tomasz Zieliński on your answering my question January 11, 2020 at 4:00 pm – I have seen a few videos now without logging in to Facebook….I was most impressed bij Henrike van Riel’s telling about her mother’s annoiting and her print at the headstand of her bed: Ubi Caritas Deo ibi est and the nurses asking her what it meant. Such a story helps even lay people to ask questions about believing.
        Henrike is one of my colleagues at the Vincent de Paul Center in the Netherlands.

  2. John Freund, CM

    I share your wishes. I hope that such information will be posted to the website of the Vincentian Family Office which at present is only in 4 languages. Please keep in mind that this event is a ground-breaking project of communication in 9 languages.

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