“On the occasion of World Mission Day 2022, I renew my resolution to send at least 1 percent of the members of the Congregation of the Mission, about 30 confreres a year, to the ‘missions ad gentes’ each year.”
Congregation of the Mission
Centenary Celebration of CM’s Presence in India and the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul at Janampet, Eluru
The feast of St. Vincent de Paul, the Founder of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Priests and Brothers) was solemnly celebrated on September 27th, (5.30 pm, at the Vincentian College, Janampet, Eluru).
In Vincent’s time, the poor were largely neglected, illiterate, and spiritually ignorant. The clergy were sadly inadequate. St. Vincent founded the Congregation of the Mission to preach to the country poor and to help reform the clergy.
Blessed Louis-Joseph François, Blessed Jean-Henri Gruyer, Blessed Pierre-René Rogue, Blessed Jean-Charles Caron, and Blessed Nicolas Colin were martyred along with many others during the French Revolution on September 2 and 3, 1792 after they refused to take an oath that would have placed them under the authority of the state.
This is the sixth and final part of a series of presentations based on the article The Revitalization of Vincentian Spirituality, by John P. Prager, CM. [slideshare id=252268122&doc=pragerchangevideo6-220721163142-9761745e&w=800&h450] Download PPT...
A brief life of Father Felix deAndreis, C.M. (Slide presentation)
This is the fifth in a series of presentations based on the article The Revitalization of Vincentian Spirituality, by John P. Prager, CM. [slideshare id=252168878&doc=pragerchangevideo5-220712203038-58b0f0ff&w=800&h450] Download PPT Download PDF...
Father Tomaž Mavrič, CM Superior General greetings to the Holy Father on the Occasion of the Papal Audience with the Delegates of the XLIII General Assembly of the Congregation of the Mission.
The Superior General, Father Tomaž Mavrič, thanked the delegates, their local communities and their provinces for the participation and contribution to the various services on behalf of the Congregation of the Mission, the Vincentian Family and the Church.
As we enter the final moments of our General Assembly, we began today by placing ourselves in God’s hands. This was a very special day: a private audience with Pope Francis. We left for the Vatican at 9:00 hours. In the gathering Hall were members of three Religious...
Address of the Holy Father to Participants in the General Chapters of the Congregation of the Mission and Other Religious Orders
Pope Francis underlines the importance of evangelization, saying that it should be oriented towards witnessing and proclaiming the Gospel, in his address to the members of the Order of the Mother of God, the Basilian Order of St. Josaphat and the Congregation of the Mission as they hold their General Chapters.
In the name of the commission, Father Rolando Gutiérrez reminded the delegates this was the time to share in a plenary session the lines of action of the respective continental groups.