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Fr. Patrick Griffin CM steps down as Director General of the Daughters of Charity

Office of Communication of the General Curia in Rome released this message today: January 22, 2014 Fr. G. Gregory Gay, C.M. Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission and the Daughters of Charity, announced that, due to health concerns, Fr. Patrick J. Griffin, C.M. will step down as the Director General of [...]

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Earthquake in Philippines and Cyclone Phailin affect Vincentians

Two serious natural disasters hit Asia in last couple of days, landfall of Cyclone Phailin in eastern India last Saturday and 7.1 magnitude earthquake in central Philippines on Tuesday. Both have made large devastation in the lands and forced thousands of people to leave their houses and properties. Some people are reported dead, [...]

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Fr. Matthew Kallammakal, C.M. appointed new Assistant General

Today, July 5, Superior General announced the Provincial Superiors (Visitors) gathered at St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York for the international meeting appointment of new Assistant General. Since September 15, Fr. Matthew Kallammakal, C.M., former Visitor of the Province of North India will replace Fr. Varghese Thottamkara, C.M., whom Pope Francis recently named [...]

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Assistant General appointed a Coadjutor of Apostolic Vicar in Ethiopia

His Holiness Pope Francis appointed  Father VARGHESE THOTTAMKARA, C.M. as coadjutor of the Apostolic Vicariate of Nekemte in Ethiopia, assinging him the Titular See of Chullu, Vatican Information Service (VIS) announced ealier today, June 28, 2013. Fr. Varghese has been Assistant General since July 2010. Other appointment today include Fr. Bruno Feillet as [...]

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Oldest Vincentian priest in the United States dies in age of 102

With sadness Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission announced the death of Fr. Peter Goldbach, C.M.  With his rosary in hand, he died peacefully at 8:00 a.m., today, April 30, 2013 in the age 102.  He was the oldest Vincentian priest in the United States and presumably in the world. For him [...]

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Superior General announces Systemic Change start-up grants for 2013

In the letter of April 18, 2013 Father Gregory Gay CM, Superior General writes: “For the sixth consecutive year, a foundation will provide $100,000 to launch projects for systemic change. The foundation has asked the Commission for the Promotion of Systemic Change work out the details for requests and distribution of funded projects… Therefore, I [...]

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