St Vincent, Vatican II and our new Constitutions

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Author: Aidan McGing, C.M. · Year of first publication: 1985 · Source: Colloque, Journal of the Irish Province of the Congregation of the Mission.

(Revised version of paper read to Vincentian Study Group, 11 October 1984)


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When I began this article it did not occur to me to consult the Constitutions, but as I went along I was irresistibly drawn to them, finding to my surprise that they answered most of … Read More

Ministry amongst the SugarCane

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Author: T. Williams, C.M. · Year of first publication: 2010 · Source: Congregation of the Mission in Australia.
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When St Vincent de Paul founded the Congregation of the Mission in 1625, he soon found that being restricted to a particular diocese tended to hinder the work of the Missioners. Accordingly, he managed to … Read More

Vincentian Family Tree

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Author: Betty Ann McNeil, H.C. · Source: Vincentian Family Tree.
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Catholic Institutes of Consecrated Life And Societies of Apostolic Life 1.1 Institutes founded by Vincent de Paul. FRANCE Congregation of the Mission (Lazarists or Vincentian Fathers and Brothers) Company of the Daughters of Charity of … Read More

The Community Project

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Author: José Antonio Ubillús, C.M. · Year of first publication: 2002 · Source: Vincentiana.
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1. Importance The Constitutions give us a practical way of renewing community life: the Community Project. This can a very efficacious means for renewal if the members accept it as a “covenant.” If by dialogue … Read More

The Ministry of Priesthood for St Vincent and his Congregation

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Author: Eamon Flanagan, C.M. · Year of first publication: 1985 · Source: Colloque, Journal of the Irish Province of the Congregation of the Mission.

(Revised version of paper read to Vincentian Study Group, 17 November 1983)


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On 23 September 1600 a young man knelt before an old bishop at Chateau l’Evêque; he was being ordained to the priesthood. He was no more than 20 years of age, and his name was … Read More

Humility in the Life of the Daughter of Charity

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Author: Robert Maloney, C.M. · Year of first publication: 1995 · Source: He hears the cry of the poor.

Robert P. Maloney, CM, 23rd Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission (1992 to 2004), made extensive contributions to the understanding of the Vincentian charism.


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Humility, along with simplicity and charity, is one of the virtues that constitute the spirit of the Daughters of Charity. This chapter will be divided into three parts: 1) a brief study of humility as … Read More