The Vincentian Family Office, as a function of the Vincentian Family Executive Committee, coordinates activities, provides information, and delivers formation experiences on the heritage and charism of St. Vincent de Paul to the branches of the Vincentian Family (VF) throughout the world.

This includes promoting communication and collaboration among the various branches of the Vincentian Family, as well as opportunities for leadership to meet and to develop ways to work together. (January 2016)




  1. Vincentian Family data base creation and maintenance,
  2. International Vincentian Family Councils development,
  3. International and national leaders’ biennial gatherings,
  4. International Vincentian commissions coordination,
  5. Resources through: .famvin, social media and consulting services,
  6. Advancement research, promotion and mentoring supports.

The VFO Team

Rev. Joseph Agostino, C.M., Coordinator Sr. Marge Clifford, D.C. Rev. Flavio Pereira Tercero, C.M.

The Commissions, Projects & Task Forces

The Vincentian Family Collaboration Commission(2011) … and its premier program, VFCAP, work to ignite the flame of collaboration among the branches of the Family.

The Vincentian Commission for Promoting Systemic Change (2007) “Systemic change is a result in which a complete series of interacting elements are transformed.”

The Vincentian Family Haiti Initiative (2009) collaborates with partners to create systemic change initiatives in Haiti

The .famvin Digital Network (1998), which includes not only this web site, — the “official website of the Vincentian Family” — but also its network of social media channels, its consulting services at, and its collaborators throughout the worldwide Vincentian Family.

The Vincentian Family Executive Committee

TOP Row: Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, C.M., (President); Bro. Lawrence Obiko, C.M.M. (Brothers of Our Lady, Mother of Mercy), Ricardo Tavares and Renato Lima de Oliveira (St. Vincent de Paul Society); Rev. Joseph Agostino, C.M. (VFO);
BOTTOM Row: Dee Mansi and Alicia Duhne (AIC), Sr. Grace Hartzog, SC and
Sr. Eileen Haynes, SCL (SC Federation of North America); Sr. François Petit, DC,
Sr. Kathleen Appler, DC (Daughters of Charity)
Absent: SC-Federation of Strasbourg; Bro. Broer Huitema, C.M.M.

400th Activities

News of the Vincentian Family

Vincentian Family Office News

VFO Visits

Symposium lectures and homilies