Articles for France

Visits to the Vincentian Family in France, Germany, and Belgium

From May 22 – June 11, I visited France, Germany, and Belgium.  The purpose of this visit was primarily to meet the Superiors General who still needed to be seen before the meeting in January 2020 of the international leaders of the Vincentian Family First, an...

Vincentian in Paris Leads Effort to Resettle Migrants Fleeing Danger

PARIS (CNS) -- As Europe continues to struggle with migrant and refugee arrivals, Catholics in the French capital are heeding Pope Francis' call to come to their aid by providing practical and spiritual help to the newcomers. A key figure coordinating Catholic aid is...

The Vincentian Family in Europe, Report 2: France

By: Joseph V. Agostino, CM During the months of April and May 2018, I crisscrossed Europe to meet with members of the Vincentian Family, and most especially with the Superiors General of the various congregations which comprise the Branches of the Vincentian Family....

Vincentians of Wherever: The Heart of Saint Vincent Continues to Beat at “le Berceau”

Arriving at Dax on February 6, 2017 by the TGV (France’s high-speed train service) at night, Frédéric was a little late to take me to the Berceau of Saint Vincent de Paul. He immediately told me: "The migrants have arrived." And added: "These are mostly single women...

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