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Roma 14-10-2017
Papa Francesco, riceve in udienza in Piazza San Pietro, la Famiglia Vincenziana di San Vincenzo De Paoli, 
Ph: Cristian Gennari/Siciliani

Who are the strangers in our midst today?

Speech at the Papal Audience. by Mark Mcgreevy Vincentian Symposium Good morning everybody. Welcome to St Peter’s! My name is Mark McGreevy and I am the Group Chief Executive of Depaul International. We are a group of homelessness charities established as a collaboration of the Vincentian Family 27 years ago. We began life as one […]

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Fr. Tomaz

“Blessed are those who give themselves to God”

CLOSING EUCHARIST OF THE SYMPOSIUM BASILICA OF SAINT PAUL OUTSIDE-THE-WALLS SUNDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2017 HOMILY It is with overwhelming joy, happiness, and gratitude that we gather here today at this closing Eucharist of the Symposium, celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the Vincentian Charism. We, members of the Vincentian Family, have gathered from around the world, […]

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Pope Francis Symposium

Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Vincentian Family

Papal Audience on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian Charism Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! Thank you for your warm welcome, and thanks to the Superior General for introducing our meeting. I greet you and together with you I thank the Lord for the four hundred years of your charism. San […]

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Greg Gay

“Remember always to welcome the Stranger”

English Homily – 13 October 2017 Vincentian Symposium “Remember always to welcome the stranger, for by doing this, some people have entertained angels without knowing it” (Heb.13:2) This single verse captures clearly our reason for being here today. And how good it is to be here my brothers and sisters to celebrate one with another […]

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Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider

“From here to where”? Third English Talk. Vincentian Symposium

From here to where?  By Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM I’ve been given a title today called “FROM HERE TO WHERE?”   As I understand it, the idea is to provoke some thinking about what’s next as we begin our fifth century attending to the needs of the poor. Let’s start with the obvious.  Our work […]

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Let God Be God; Let Love Be Love. Second English Talk. Vincentian Symposium

By Margaret Ann O’Neill, SC  We have come to Rome: to remember; to re-commit; to rejoice. And of course… we are here, to celebrate our spiritual DNA: TOWARD BOUNDLESS LOVING. What a joy to be with family….gracias. All of you are now, even more, a part of my world! Let me start by focusing just a […]

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Tjeu van Knippenberg

Welcoming the Stranger. First English Talk. Vincentian Symposium

By Tjeu van Knippenberg c.m. em. professor of practical theology at Tilburg University and Peter Reijers a business consultant and coach, mainly active in the field of communication skills, often in building companies, in the field of construction.  Both of them are involved in the Vincent de Paul Center The Netherlands. We have been invited to give […]

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