Vincentian Family in Central America

by | Apr 25, 2024 | News, Vincentian Family | 3 comments

The Central America Region is one of the 6 regions that make up the Vincentian Family in Latin America and the Caribbean (FAVILA). Our region is composed of 6 National Councils (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama) and a Regional Animation Team.

The main objective of the Animation Team in Central America (FAVICA) is to accompany and animate the countries of the region in the Vincentian charism and spirituality, starting from a very similar socio-cultural reality, with almost the same strengths and weaknesses. They are part of this team: a core team (elected at the last Central American meeting), the presidents and national advisors of each country, Father Flavio as liaison with the office in Philadelphia and a representative/advisor on behalf of FAVILA (since last year it is Fr. Gregorio Gay CM).

The animation team meets on the third Tuesday of each month via the ZOOM platform (6:00pm local time in Central America). At this meeting the members share news and correspondence received from FAVILA, report on the progress of the Family in each of the countries (their challenges and activities) and also coordinate activities that will be carried out on the regional level.

Likewise, periodic meetings are held to meet (in person) as brothers and sisters in order to encourage one other and work on action plans for the following years. The VI Central American Meeting of the Vincentian Family was held in Guatemala City in August 2022 … the next meeting will be held in Honduras in 2024.

From our experience, organizing ourselves as a region and having an animation team has strengthened us in our day-to-day work. At the same time, we have come to realize that as members of the same family, we share in common sufferings and limitations, but more importantly, we have come to experience the support and prayers of our other Vincentian brothers and sisters.

Edgardo Fuentes




    Thanks for sharing. God bless all Vincentians! Greetings from Botswana to you Brothers and Sisters.

  2. James E Ruiz

    We, our conference, St. Joseph Conference, St. Joesph Catholic Church, Arlington, Texas, has been Twinning with Conferencia, La Buena Esperanza, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Besides our financial support, we have enjoyed their letters, detailing some of their apostolates and pictures of their home visits, but, most of all we have their prayers and love. Very often, when I see an article or a story which may be of interest to them, I send it to them via email or letter.
    I will send them this article to see if they are aware of it.

  3. Yolanda sett lopez

    Thanks for sharing the picture above. The AIC International assembly took place in Guatemala city in 2015, when by grace of God, I was the national president of the Guatemala AIC. God bless you all.