The General Assembly of the Congregation of the Mission, held in Chicago in 2016, approved the initiative of a Masters in Vincentian Studies and gave SIEV responsibility for actualizing this initiative:
The Master’s Program will provide the Congregation and the Vincentian Family a path that will enable them to study Vincentian history and spirituality, will provide them with tools for their better understanding of this material and will provide them with the means for competency in pastoral animation as well as formation and accompaniment on behalf of the poor. This Masters Program will be done on-line in order to facilitate the participation of individuals from diverse cultures and countries.
The Congregation of the Mission and the University of Deusto (Spain) have signed a collaborative agreement in order to develop this program:
- First Session (Courses 2021-2022 and 2022-2023): in Spanish;
- Second Session (Courses 2022-2023 and 2023-2024): in Spanish and English;
- Third Session (Courses 2023-2024 and 2024-2025): in English, Spanish and French.
After seeing the positive response to the first session of “Master in Vincentian studies” which was began in the month of September 2021 by the Congregation of the Mission in collaboration with the University of Deusto, we will now offer the same study program with the exclusive accreditation of the Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission and of Daughters of Charity.