The Vincentian Family
Our Mission, Alive in Our Members
Any organization calling itself “Vincentian” must extend Vincent’s dream to its own time and place. All of us are inheritors of St. Vincent’s legacy and vision. The challenge before us, as with every generation, is to choose whether Vincent’s vision will be a piece of history or a living, breathing mission alive in its members.
The Vincentian Family is made up of religious congregations and lay associations, that were either founded by St. Vincent de Paul or that follow his charism of service to the poor. Common elements found in each group in spite of their diversity and uniqueness:
- All the groups recognize Vincent as their founder or inspiration
- A common mission of evangelizing and serving the poor
- A common lifestyle and a concrete form of service to the poor.
- A common incarnational spirituality, which means that I experience God in an encounter with the poor, and that I serve and love God in the service of the poor.
Major Branches of the Vincentian Family
- The AIC (International Association of Charities or “Ladies of Charity”) was founded to honor Jesus and His Blessed Mother, and to assist the sick poor corporally and spiritually.
- The Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian priests) to evangelize the poor by word and works, and to help in the formation of the clergy.
- The Daughters of Charity, to be servants of the poor, seeing Jesus Christ in the poor and the poor in Christ.
- The Society of St. Vincent de Paul to deepen the faith of its members and to uplift the poor from their miseries.
- The Sisters of Charity Federation to respond to the cries of poor and marginalized persons.
- The Vincentian Marian Youth (JMV in Spanish) to animate a missionary spirit in young people; to live and pray like Mary, with simplicity and humility, taking on the spirituality of the Magnificat.
- The Miraculous Medal Association to venerate Mary conceived without sin, for the sanctification of its members, and to aid the poor.
- MISEVI (Lay Vincentian Missionaries) to foster, facilitate, and sustain the missionary presence and work of the laity.
There is a wealth to be found in the diversity of the Vincentian Family. We are called to love God “with the sweat of our brow and the strength of our arms.” We strive to listen attentively to what God is trying to tell us, through the voices of the poor and marginalized, and allow ourselves continually to be evangelized by them.
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Pages in category "Vincentian Family"
The following 113 pages are in this category, out of 113 total.
- Campaign Against Hunger
- Catherine Harkins
- Companions of Vincent
- Conference of Charity
- Confraternity of Charity
- Congregation of the Mission
- Congregation of the Mission - India - North
- Congregation of the Mission - Italy - Naples
- Congregation of the Mission - Italy - Rome
- Congregation of the Mission - Italy - Turin
- Congregation of the Mission - Province of Argentina
- Congregation of the Mission - Province of Austria
- Congregation of the Mission - Province of Brazil - Curitiba
- Congregation of the Mission - United States - Midwest
- Congregation of the Mission - United States - South
- Congregation of the Mission - United States - West
- Sisters of Charity
- Sisters of Charity Federation
- Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
- Sisters of Charity of Halifax
- Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
- Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
- Sisters of Charity of New York
- Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy
- Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth
- Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill
- Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception
- Sisters of St. Martha
- Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
- Spiritual Moderator: A Calling from God
- Spiritual Moderator: Accompaniment
- Spiritual Moderator: Elements of a Vincentian Family Group
- Spiritual Moderator: Founding Stories of the Ladies of Charity
- Spiritual Moderator: Mission and Virtues of the Ladies of Charity
- Spiritual Moderator: Responsibilities
- Spiritual Moderator: Show us the way
- Spiritual Moderator: Vincentian Laity in the Church Today
- VIE Resources 2008
- Vincent's works
- Vincentian Collaboration
- Vincentian Congregation
- Vincentian Family
- Vincentian Family - Philippines
- Vincentian Family - St. Louis
- Vincentian Family as Missionary
- Vincentian Family Genealogy
- Vincentian Family Histories
- Vincentian Family in the World
- Vincentian Family Litany of Saints
- Vincentian Family Martrys
- Vincentian Family members unaccounted for
- Vincentian Family Newsletters
- Vincentian Family Saints
- Vincentian Family Websites
- Vincentian Laity
- Vincentian Love in Action
- Vincentian Marian Youth
- Vincentian Service Corps
- Vincentian Sisters of Charity
- Vincentian Videos and DVD's