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April 17, 1625: First Establishment of the Congregation of the Mission, Bons Enfants

A presentation telling the story of the first establishment of the Congregation of the Mission by St. Vincent de Paul and its founding patroness, Madame de Gondi.

New Cardinal in the Mold of St. Vincent de Paul

A new Cardinal in the mold of St. Vincent de Paul Imagine a parish that has 100,000 people in 53 distinct communities... and 3000 trained ministers! St. Michael Archangel Parish is not an imaginary parish. It has a membership of 100,000 people in 53 distinct...

Navigating the Realities of the Business World

Many ministries face a challenge navigating the realities of the business world, often described as “the real world.” Vincent knew those challenges well… and was a genius in facing these challenges.

Is Your Sight Growing Stronger with Age?

It took Vincent until midlife to begin to see clearly. By the end of his life. seeing Christ in the beggar was not merely poetry.

Education: Central to the Vincentian Mission

Education: Central to the Vincentian Mission

There is a fascinating article, The Core Values of Vincentian Education by Louise Sullivan D.C., whose premise is that education was central to the Vincentian mission of evangelization of and service to the poor and as such had values unique to it. Sr. Louise's...

Five Things Vincent Thought About Mercy

Five Things Vincent Thought About Mercy

Paulino Sáez López, CM reflects on "The Value of Mercy according to Vincent de Paul.” Here are five points that struck me from his well-documented article. He writes from the perspective that in the time of Vincent "the words mercy, compassion, and charity have much...

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