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Vincentian Priests and Brothers martyrs beatified 13 October 2013 in Spain

Some 25,000 people were attending the ceremony of 522 “martyrs of the 20th century in Spain” in the eastern city of Tarragona Sunday, October 13, 2013. Among them were 42 members of the Vincentian Family: 11 priests and 3 brothers from the Congregation of the Mission, 27 Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent [...]

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Fr. Gregory Gay addresses Vincentian Family on Spanish Martyrs Beatification

Sunday, October 13th, the Church in Spain will witness the beatification of 522 men and women who gave witness to their faith during the twentieth century.  Among this group of witnesses we find 42 members of the Vincentian Family.Fr. Gregory Gay, C.M., Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission addresses Vincentian [...]

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New Canonization Prayer For Blessed Frederic Ozanam

“The Permanent Section (International General Council, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul) at their meeting on 16 & 17 June 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand have approved the new Canonization Prayer for Blessed Frederic Ozanam composed by the Commission for the cause of Canonization (CGI SSVP) chaired by Amin A. de Tarrazi, the former [...]

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Beatification of Sr. Marguerite Rutan DC – June 19, 2011

Holy Trinity Sunday, June 19, 2011 was a great feast in the city of Dax in is South Western France. A martyr of French Revolution, first Superioress and Director of the city hospital, Sister Marguerite Rutan, Daughter of Charity guillotined on April 7, 1794 was beatified. The solemn ceremony begun minutes after 3:00 [...]

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180 years since Miraculous Medal apparitions

It was a day like today on November 27, 1830 – the Saturday before First Sunday of Advent – when the Virgin Mary appeared to Catherine Labouré, a 24 year old Daughter of Charity novice during the evening meditations in the chapel at 140 Rue du Bac in Paris. It was the second time [...]

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In Memoriam: Servant of God Fr. Joseph Slupina CM (1880 – 1940)

70 years ago, in the afternoon of August 30, 1940, Servant of God, martyr of WWII, Fr. Joseph SLUPINA CM was massacred in the KL Auschwitz. He is one of over 50 Vincentian priests and brothers from Province of Poland who died during World War II and one of 11 recognized as martyrs. [...]

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