Formator

St. Vincent, and All Vincentians, As Formators

Most of St. Vincent’s letters, documents, and conferences were aimed at the formation of those whom he had gathered together in the service of the poor, and we are called to act in the same spirit.

Formation in The Life And Writings of St. Vincent

Fr. Robert Maloney writes: “…the letters, documents, and conferences in the fourteen volumes of [St. Vincent de Paul’s] extant works are, for the most part, aimed at the formation of those whom Vincent had gathered together in the service of the poor…” See a timeline of St. Vincent’s principal formational undertakings.

Formation Fridays – Vincentian Formation

Robert Maloney writes... "Historians have often highlighted St. Vincent's organizational skills. He did not, however, merely organize; he formed the groups and persons that he assembled. In fact, the letters, documents, and conferences in the fourteen volumes of his...

Louise as formator – Questions for the Vincentian Family today

The final installment of   “Louise de Marillac, Formator of the Laity”  by Sister Maria Angeles Infante Barrera, DC  focuses on questions and challenges for the Vincentian Family today. (See end for table of contents to entier article.) We have reflected on Louise de...
Formation in The Life And Writings of St. Vincent

Formation in The Life And Writings of St. Vincent

Fr. Robert Maloney writes: “…the letters, documents, and conferences in the fourteen volumes of [St. Vincent de Paul’s] extant works are, for the most part, aimed at the formation of those whom Vincent had gathered together in the service of the poor…” See a timeline of St. Vincent’s principal formational undertakings.

Louise missioned for formation

In part three of “Louise de Marillac, Formator of the Laity” the focus is on her being sent on mission. 3 The formator sent on mission (1629) 3.1 The travels of the formator 3.2 Formation and the activities of the Confraternities 3.3 Organizing the Confraternity at...

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