Toma Zelinski of Poland reports (with an echo of Pentecost)….Sunday, May 19, 2013 was an opening day of Vincentian Family Collaborative Action Program session. Almost 50 people from different continents, countries, Family branches and organizations gathered in Motherhouse of the Congregation of the Mission in Paris with enthusiasm and one concern: how to help the Poor, “our Lords and Masters” in more effective and wider way in the modern challenging days.
Some of us came from Africa (Egypt, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar), others from Americas (USA, Haiti) Canada and Australia and Cook Islands. Some come from Asia (Lebanon, Philippines, Korea) and Europe (France, Slovenia, Poland, Ukraine, Ireland, England)
The Instructors are from : DePaul University – Chicago, St. John University – New York, Niagara University – New York, Adamson University – Manaila, Philippines, All Hallows College, Dublin – Ireland
The session started in the afternoon with introduction time. Superior General, Fr. Gregory Gay CM, who attends the meeting gave the welcome speech. Holy Mass celebrated in the Chapel of Saint Vincent de Paul was the main point of the day, the solemnity of Pentecost. Fr. Joseph Agostino CM (US Eastern Province), a coordinator of the program presided and delivered the homily.
Everybody is convinced something very special and very good is happening in Paris these days.
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