We are Vincentians

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Some Less-Publicised Facets of Saint Vincent

“Saints must not be reduced to plaster statues, to colourless figures always first in the class and never singing a wrong note”[1]Franco Molinari in the Introduction to Mezzadri & Nuovo: San Vincenzo de’ Paoli—Pagine...

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Ephemerides: January, 31st

1618. Vincent de Paul resigns from the post of pastor in Chatillon in favor to his vicar Luis Guirard, who will be officially nominated on July 18. 1653. Fr. Lambert aux Couteaux dies in...

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Vincentian Spirituality

Introduction The Vincentian Youth are called to spread the flame of charity in the world of those who are poor. We need to be grounded in the faith we have received from the Church,...

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Systemic change

“No one patches an old cloak with a piece of unshrunken cloth… People do not put new wine into old wineskins…” (Mt  9:16-17) I. The reality that challenges us On February 2-4, 2007 during...

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The Dynamism of St Vincent’s Works

Earlier this year I walked along the country road in southern France to the village called Saint-Vincent-de-Paul. In the local church stands the font where the infant Vincent was baptised 400 years ago. At...

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John Gabriel Perboyre

I Le Puech and Montauban 1802-1818 In his book on the Congregation of the Mission, Georges Goyau suggests that it would be a good idea to study the documentary evidence about the martyrdom of...