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Message of Pope Francis for World Youth Day 2014

World Youth Days are celebrated on two levels: international and local, diocesan. Diocesan WYD is celebrated on Palm Sundays in the years between scheduled international meetings. The Holy Father’s Message to young people for the World Youth Day 2014 focusses on the theme: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the [...]

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Date of 2016 World Youth Day in Krakow announced

The official dates of 2016 World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland were announced today, March 7, during the press conference of Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Archbishop of Krakow and Bishop Damian Muskus OFM, head of the organization committee. Main events of WYD will start Tuesday, July 26, 2016 and last until Sunday, July 31, [...]

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Message of Pope Francis for World Mission Sunday 2013

World Mission Sunday, organized by the Propagation of the Faith, is a day set aside for Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church’s missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice. In 2013, World Mission Sunday is celebrated on October 20. Annually, World Mission Sunday is celebrated on the next-to-last Sunday in October. As [...]

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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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Superior General reports on foreign missions – 2013 Mission Appeal

In October, the month of the foreign mission Father Gregory Gay, Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission addresses Confreres with annual update on situation and needs of foreign missions staffed by Vincentian missionaries. This letter is known as Mission Appeal. This year, along with the news about mission Superior General briefly reflects [...]

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Vincentian Marian Youth member reports from Egypt

World is looking at events in Egypt, worries about and prays. Famvin.org and CMNewEngland.org had an opportunity to contact Vincentian Marian Youth members in Egypt earlier this week  and ask them about the situation of Christians and Vincentian Family there. 

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