Advent Letter 2011 in various languages and file formats

Letter for Advent 2011 addressed to all members of the world-wide Vincentian Family by the Superior General is brought in eight different languages this year. Additionally, technology allowed us to give it to you in different file formats PDF,TXT, EPUB. We believe, this efforts will help spread Fr. Greg’s Advent reflection to more people than previously, and reading or downloading it will be easier. Increasing use of technology in modern ministry and mission is one of the important goals of the Congregation of the Mission pointed out by 2010 General Assembly.

As you know, earlier this month our website went mobile increasing the comfort of viewing it on mobile devices. Along, we released a tiny, and simple application for smartphones which brings news from our Province directly to your mobiles. In the same time released another three similar applications called VinFeed and available in English, Polish and Spanish.

Number regular users of portable devices, smartphones, tablets and ebook readers is growing rapidly. Recognizing this situation, as we did earlier in the Lent, Superior’s General Advent reflection was prepared in ePub format which is used in ebook readers. Many other devices can handle it, too. However some device will require installation of additional plug-ins or apps to use this kind of files. As they are lighter in volume, they open faster on portables. All eight ePub versions of the Letter can be downloaded from the links below.


❦  Advent Letter – ENGLISH
❦  List na Adwent – POLSKI
❦  Carta para el Adviento  - ESPAÑOL
Lettre pour l’Avent – FRANÇAISE
❦  Lettera per l’Avvento  - ITALIANO
❦  Carta para o Advento – PORTUGUÊS
❦  Letter für Advent – DEUTSCH
❦  List pre Advent – SLOVENČINA

Online sharing services like SCRIBD.COM give us enormous opportunity to share our documents, presentations, publications. Once uploaded it can be viewed directly and embedded in your ministry websites or shared by email, Twitter, Facebook or sent to your mobile. You can download the files in user and printer friendly formats like PDF (printer-friendly and universal) or DOC (Word), PPT (if slideshow) or as formatted text file (RTF). Some online services allow Apple’s iWork formats, too. The table below invites you to view the Advent Letter in one of these languages: English, Polish, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German and Slovak. Hover and click on the chosen edition and it will open on your screen.


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