On pilgrimage with the relic of St. Vincent

The journey actual began on 25 January 1617, 400 years ago, when St. Vincent de Paul preached what is now known as the “First Sermon of the Mission.” To commemorate this day, the Daughters of Charity and members of the Vincentian Family in France held a pilgrimage of the relic of St. Vincent from our Motherhouse, the Rue du Bac, to Folleville, the location of the first sermon.

Watch as they process from the chapel to start this pilgrimage.

You can watch directly on YouTube by clicking in the lower right of the video.

See other phases of this initial pilgrimage available on the Facebook page of FamVin Europe

Over a period of time this relic will be received in all those countries where the Vincentian Family is present.

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All AIC groups are invited to take this jubilee year as an opportunity to organise private pilgrimages to the main Vincentian places in France. Practical guides aimed at making the organisation of these pilgrimages easier have been created for Chatillon, Dax/Le Berceau and Paris. These have been sent to all the national presidents. Further informationis available via our website: www.aic-international.org.