The Congregation of the Mission, often known as Vincentian Fathers and Brothers or Lazarists, is a community of Roman Catholic priests and brothers founded by St. Vincent de Paul in 1625 for the evangelization of the poor and the formation of the clergy. Vincentian priests and brothers total over 4000 worldwide and serve in 86 countries.

 

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Returning to the Sources

Returning to the Sources

“The up-to-date renewal of the religious life comprises both a constant return to the sources of the whole of the Christian life and to the primitive inspiration of the institutes, and their adaptation to the changed conditions of our time.” This verse from Vatican II, (Decree on the Up-to-date Renewal of Religious life) is very […]

Let Us Give Life to the Vincentian Charism!

Let Us Give Life to the Vincentian Charism!

In his annual letter to VMY, the International President, Yancarlos de Jesus Carrasco de los Santos, focuses on the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian Charism and presents an interesting reflection that is valid for any follower of St. Vincent de Paul: Dear Friends and Members of the VMY: Let us give life to the Vincentian […]

Open Your Eyes • A Music Video

Open Your Eyes • A Music Video

I’m going to show my age (60). Bursting on the music scene out of Queens, New York in the mid-seventies, The Ramones are probably punk rock’s best known band. Punk stripped down the rock music genre to its bare essentials, and a sub-group of this movement began to produce music with a distinct “societal critique” […]