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The Congregation of the Mission, through the Vincentian Solidarity Office and its carefully vetted projects, is providing hope to needy families within the rubble of war in Syria, solar power for indoor lighting at Kribi Minor Seminary, Cameroon  and motorbikes in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

 

From the Vincentian Solidarity Office October 2018 Bulletin

Hope within the Rubble of War in  Syria

In Damascus, Syria, the Vincentian confreres are known for their house “Couvent des Lazarist,” founded  1783. From the “Couvent des Lazariste,” the Vincentians administer a school, Alfajer Ecole. The war in Syria has greatly and negatively impacted the lives of Christians in the Middle East, especially, by disrupting education. On April 12, 2017, Provincial Superior, Fr. Zaid Haddad described the situation to the VSO: “This year our school welcomes students from sixty families, affected by the war. We struggle because of the lack of resources to support the costs of their education.  We also need to support our own students who suffer from a lack of resources  in these  times of  war.”

For more details click on the link for the PDF of its October Bulletin. VSO Oct 2018