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Episcopal Ordination of Fr. David O’Donnell CM

On June 4, 2010 Pope Benedict XVI named Rev. David O’Donnell CM, stepping down President of Catholic University of America the Coadjutor Bishop of  Trenton. Msgr. O’Donnell is member of  US Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission. On Friday, July 30 he was ordained bishop at St. Mary of the Assumption [...]



“The length of our days is seventy years — or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.” (Psalm 90,10)

On July 20, 2010 in age of 74, 53 years of vocation and 47 years of [...]


Letter of Benedict XVI to Vincentian Family

Wednesday, July 14 was National Holiday in France. For General Assembly participants this day was marked by Vincentian Family festivity. In the morning representatives of the JMV and SSVP gave their speeches. In the afternoon, at 5:00 PM special Eucharist celebration was held in the chapel of St. Vincent de Paul at Maison [...]


General Assembly – closing homily by Superior General

“To do or not to do” is one of the hihlighted themes in the homily  which  Superior General,  Fr. Gregory Gay CM gave during the Eucharist closing the 41st General Assembly. The other developed theme is derrived from the text above the silver coffin holding the body of St. Vincent de Paul – [...]


Eucharist concluded the 41st General Assembly

The Eucharist sang at noon of the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Friday, July 16, 2010, in front of the body of  St. Vincent de Paul lead the 41st General Assembly of the Congregation of the Mission to the end. Chaired by Superior General, Fr. Gregory Gay CM and concelebrated by [...]


Participants of the General Assembly pictured together

Traditionally at the end of the General Assembly all participants take a group picture. Today it was shot on the stairs in the gardens of Daughters of Charity Motherhouse at 140 Rue du Bac, Paris, France.