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“Together we can be stronger in Welcoming the Stranger”

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Ireland presents a video which addresses the basic questions of this 400th anniversary of the Vincentian Charism. The video can be found on their website as part of an announcement about a workshop celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the birth of the Vincentian charism, This celebration will take place in the Church of the Guardian Angels, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

The excellent video give succinct answers to the question

  • What’s this all about?
  • Who was Vincent de Paul?
  • What’s a charism?

From their website…

Absorbed with Conference responsibilities, it is understandable that members may overlook that the Society is a worldwide organisation with over 800,000 members in 151 countries. And that it is also part of the wider Vincentian Family which includes all organisations; ecclesiastical and lay, which share the spirituality of St. Vincent de Paul. Chief among these are the Daughters of Charity, Congregation of the Mission, AIC (formerly Ladies of Charity), Vincentian Marian Youth and the Society, all of whom seek to collaborate together in common projects and develop close relationships.

YouTube version via the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas.

See official wofficial website of a major symposium in Rome featuring the presence of Pope Francis.

The website of the Vincentian Family Office

The Vincentian Family Office, as a function of the Vincentian Family Executive Committee, coordinates activities, provides information, and delivers formation experiences on the heritage and charism of St. Vincent de Paul to the branches of the Vincentian Family (VF) throughout the world.

This includes promoting communication and collaboration among the various branches of the Vincentian Family, as well as opportunities for leadership to meet and to develop ways to work together. (January 2016)