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390 Years of Proclaiming Good News to Those Living in Poverty

January 25, Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle marks the anniversary of the Founding of the Congregation of the Mission by St. Vincent de Paul. Actually, it wasn’t legally founded on that day. This took place seven years later on April 17, 1625. But Saint Vincent himself points the day, when [...]

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380 years in service of the Poor

On this day, November 29, 380 years ago in 1633 in the house of Mademoiselle Le Gras – Louise de Marillac – near Saint-Nicolas du Chardonnet church at Rue des Fosses-Saint-Victor the Daughters of Charity, the Little Company of the servants of the poor and sick was born. No special act of foundation [...]

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Frederic Ozanam – Spiritual Testament

On April 23, 1853, the day of his 40th birthday, six month before his death, Frederic Ozanam wrote his final testament. Famvin.org has obtained and translated a Powerpoint presentation prepared by Fr. Chuno Chavez, C.M. for the Vincentian Family gathering in Peru in 2010. It highlights key elements of the last will of [...]

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Foundation Day 2013 – Letter of the Superior General

In the Circular Letter for the Foundation Day 2013 — anniversary of foundation of the Congregation of the Mission, Fr. Gregory Gay CM writes: “As the Church observes the feast of the conversion of St. Paul today, we celebrate the anniversary of our foundation… On this day, we recall with gratitude the [...]

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Act of Consecration of the to Blessed Virgin on December 8

In the morning of December 8, the Solemnity of Immaculate Conception each year community of the Congregation of the Mission during the common prayer  by a special act renew the consecration of itself to the Blessed Virgin. This Feast of Her Immaculate Conception was chosen as a fit day to recall the memory [...]

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Superior General for the Feast of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal

Fr. Gregory Gay, C.M., Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission and Director General of the Association of Miraculous Medal in Circular Letter invites members of the Vincentian Family to greater devotion to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in the light of recently started Year of Faith. “I am very pleased [...]

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