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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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370 years since Daughters of Charity made first vows

On feast of Annunciation, March 25, 1642, exactly 370 years ago, during the Mass for the day Louise de Marillac, Sr. Barbara Angebost and three other Sisters take their perpetual vows to give their whole life to service of poor. As a souvenir of Mother Louise consecration of her life into service of [...]

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Renewal of the vows of Daughters of Charity explained

On the Feast of the Annunciation, Daughters of Charity all over the world will renew their vows. This will not be simply a renewal of devotion, but, as their vows will have expired the night before, they will be free to choose to commit themselves to God by making them all over again, [...]

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Superior General: Letter for Lent 2011

As followers of Christ “we are called to imitate Him in this unique relationship with the Father as well as imitate His reaching out in meeting the marginalized of society” – Superior General, Fr. Gregory Gay CM states in the beginning of his annual Lenten Letter which we publish below. Reaching out marginalized [...]

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