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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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The value of vulnerability… and eye openers

The value of vulnerability… and eye openers

Ever wonder what made Vincent Vincent? Here’s a thought. The value of vulnerability and eye-openers. A few days ago I read a description of Jesus’ way of formation. It went something like this… When Jesus sent his apostles into society he insisted they be very vulnerable (no shoes or wallet, like sheep among wolves). In […]

If you aren’t moving forward, you are dying.

If you aren’t moving forward, you are dying.

If you aren’t moving forward, you are dying. Not too much different from what Vincent de Paul said, “The community is not now what it once was, nor is it what it will be” Words that he would probably address to all the followers of Vincent and Louise today. SVDP CEO, Dave Barringer, continues his […]

Frederic Ozanam and beer #AnecdotesVF

Frederic Ozanam and beer #AnecdotesVF

Frederic always had pretty poor health. At age 7, he fell ill with typhus. For fifteen days, he was plunged into a deep sleep. The fifteenth day — as it is said in his biography by Mrg. Baunard — he awoke and asked for beer! Ozanam heard from his parents that they attributed his healing to […]

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