The Congregation of the Mission and The Mission of the Church to the Poor

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Author: Anthony Mannix, C.M. · Year of first publication: 2000 · Source: Oceania Vincentian.

The following article was written by Fr Tony Mannix CM for the September 2000 issue of 'Oceania Vincentian' . ('Oceania Vincentian' is a Publication in the Australian Province of the Vincentians). These reflections were accompanied by a reading of "St Vincent de Paul -- A Biography" by José Maria Román CM (translated by Sr Joyce Howard DC) London 1999.


Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

I The Mission then Origins revisited Vincent was confirmed in his mission to the poor but was still discovering its extent when, on 17 April 1625, the contract was drawn up with the De Gondis … Read More

New in the Library: International Statutes of Misevi

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Author: MISEVI · Year of first publication: 1997.
Estimated Reading Time: 1 minutes

The Association of Lay Vincentian Missionaries (MISEVI) sets out to develop an organized presence of lay people within the Church’s missionary role “ad gentes” (to the peoples), especially in missions attached to the Vincentian Family. … Read More

Early Days of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Difficult Decisions

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The Society started by Ozanam and his friends on 23 April 1833 in the offices of La Tribune Catholique was set to grow and develop very quickly. Ozanam had a vision of expansion, but four … Read More

The Contribution of Frederick Ozanam and Sylvain Bailly to the Charity Organization Movement in USA

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Author: Frank Dekker Watson · Year of first publication: 1922 · Source: The Charity Organization Movement in the United States (Chapter II).

A Thesis presented to the Faculty of the Gradutate School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy


Estimated Reading Time: 9 minutes

In 1833 a young and zealous Catholic student of law at the Sorbonne in Paris, in order to meet the criticisms of the followers of the French reformer, St. Simon, that the Catholic Church really … Read More

Françoise Marguérite De Silly, Founding Patroness of the Congregation of the Mission

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Author: Tim Williams, C.M. · Year of first publication: 2010 · Source: Vincentians Australia.
Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes

Françoise Marguérite de Silly was born in 1584 in the province of Picardy in northern France. Her parents were Antoine de Silly, Compte de La Rochepot, and Marie de Lannoy, Dame de Folleville. Marguérite had … Read More

New in the Library: “St Vincent’s Manual”

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Author: Unknown · Year of first publication: 1856.
Estimated Reading Time: 1 minutes

An old prayer book for the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph, plublished in 1856 (2nd ed.) From the preface: In publishing a second edition of St.Vincent’s Manual, which was originally prepared for the special … Read More

“This little company, which occupies the last place and is the poorest of all”

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Author: Noel Travers · Year of first publication: 1985 · Source: Colloque, Journal of the Irish Province of the Congregation of the Mission. Paper read to Vincentian Study Group, 11 March 1985..
Estimated Reading Time: 12 minutes

I was recently asked “What order do you belong to?”. When I said “Vincentians”, the reply was “St Vincent — he was a great saint — he had great charity”. I think the person was … Read More