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
CIRCULAR LETTER TO MY DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, CONFERENCE MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL IN THE WORLD
Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ!
My dear fellow members, dear new members, employees in our offices and special works, dear collaborators and volunteers, Vincentian friends: I am happy to send you the second Circular Letter of this mandate1, hoping that these lines, full of a renewed hope, will reach the Vincentian conferences of the various Superior Councils where the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is present.
Charity and Social Media” address by Renato Lima
On Saturday, November 11, 2017, the SSVP of Italy organized, in Turin, a video conference entitled “Charity and Social Media” which was attended by 300 people, in the auditorium of the Industrial Union of Torino. The round table was moderated by the SSVP member Alessandro Ginotta. From Brazil, the 16th General President of the SSVP, Renato Lima, participated. You can read Renato’s speech below:
2nd SSVP Youth International Meeting
General theme of the meeting: Young Vincentians as leaders of the present and the future of the SSVP.
International Themed Year of Francis Lallier 2018
As 16th President General, I announce that 2018 is the INTERNATIONAL THEMED YEAR OF FRANÇOIS LALLIER. On 8th February 2018, the International General Council will launch the International Competition, for monographs on "The First Conference - Lallier", in order to delve into the biography and works of François Lallier, one of those responsible for the collegial foundation of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, in 1833.
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.