MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
FIRST WORLD DAY OF THE POOR
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
19 November 2017
Let us love, not with words but with deeds
The New Zealand history of the Society of St Vincent de Paul
The recent 150th Anniversary celebrations of the Society in Christchurch (14th and 15th October 2017) saw the launch of a book recording the history of the Society in New Zealand from its earliest days in 1867... Entitled “The early history of the Society of St Vincent de Paul in New Zealand, 1867-1925” the book describes the development of the Society from its first Conference in Christchurch.
Pope Francis praises Vincentians on 400th anniversary
Greeting 10,000 Vincentians, including 500 priests and even more nuns and thousands of laity in St. Peter’s Square on the 400th anniversary of their founding, Pope Francis thanked God for “the impulse of charity that came from the heart of their founder, St. Vincent De Paul, which has lasted through the centuries.” He strongly encouraged them “to continue in movement on the roads of the world” as they have been doing, and ...
It is with deep sadness and grief that we would like to inform everyone that we lost, as of today, 19 brothers and sisters from the Vincentian Family in Zambia, in a road accident. Around 70 Vincentian Family members were traveling from Mambwe Particular Council, in the Mbala Central Council to Mpulungu to take their retreat and to celebrate the feast of our Patron, St. Vincent De Paul.
On 13 June 2017, the Annual Assembly of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul kicked off with the meeting of the International Territorial Vice-Presidents (ITVPs). It was the first time that the new team had met for an international meeting since the start of the term of office of Renato Lima de Oliveira, 16th President General, which also became an opportunity for the ITVPs to present their progress reports on the first 10 months of their work.
The spirit of this initiative is to motivate each member of the SSVP to take 15 minutes every 10th, 20th and 30th day of each month to ask the intercessions of our Lady of Fatima,
The intention of the National Council of Sri Lanka is to build toilets in each conference starting the second half of 2017 by employing direct labour obtained from the villages themselves under the supervision of a competent engineer or suitable person/s. Fellow Vincentians will also be involved and will oversee the project.