November 11: Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth

November 11 is the anniversary of the arrival of the first Sisters of Charity at Leavenworth, Kansas, USA

History of the Ladies of Charity USA

St. Vincent de Paul’s first foundation, the Ladies of Charity, responded to the needs of the poor in 17th century France, and continue to do so today in the International Associations of Charity (abbreviated: AIC). Next week they celebrate their 402nd anniversary.

June 23: Frederic Ozanam’s Wedding Anniversary

One of the unique aspects of the Vincentian charism is the important participation of lay people in carrying out the work of getting to know and serving those who are poor and marginalized by society, face to face, out in the world where they live. This was built in...

Tracing the History of the Ladies of Charity USA

In his reflection “Four Hundred Years Since the Birth of the Vincentian Charism: A Time to Remember, a Time to Strengthen Our Identity, and a Time for Prophecy” Fr. José Antonio González P., CM writes of our 400th Anniversary: "During the time of this celebration, for...
Vincentian saints and blesseds since 1660

Vincentian saints and blesseds since 1660

In the more than 300 years since Louise and Vincent many people have been inspired to lead heroic lives of service of those who are poor and marginalized. Click on the link and let your mouse roll over the graphics at the bottom of the screen to learn more about these...

Stages in the life of a Pope

Catholic News Service offers a  timeline of Pope Francis' life Dec. 17, 1936: Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Italian immigrant parents. -- 1957: At age 21, falls gravely ill; eventually severe pneumonia is diagnosed, right lung partially removed. -- March 11,...

Vatican – gallery of a Pontificate

Vatican – gallery of a Pontificate

The Vatican website features of timeline of photos from the years Benedict XVI was Pope. The beautiful pictures are enhanced by appropriate quotations and links to the sources of the quotations. News Va on Facebook offers an even richer collection of...

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