José-María Román, C.M. writes…” the 25th of January of the same year, Vincent had preached, in Folleville, what he called the first sermon of the Mission, and which he always considered as the beginning of the Congregation of the Mission. But, in fact, on that day he did not found anything. He simply discovered his vocation, that is, the way by which, in the future, his Apostolic work had to develop. “
“The formal Foundation of the Congregation would not take place until eight years later, on the 17th of April 1625, by means of a contract signed by him with the de Gondi family.
For the remainder of this article on the Foundation of the VIncentian Family visit http://www.famvin.org/cm/curia/vincentiana/1995/95-4-roman.html
For more historical notes on the Congregation of the Mission visit http://www.famvin.org/cm/curia/vincentiana/2000/2000-4/VT004-12-IN-BRAGA-Hist.htm
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