350 anniversary - Vincent and Louise
The Collaboration of the Congregation of the Mission in the Formation of the Clergy The year 2010 marks the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the death of St. Vincent de Paul and of St. Louise de Marillac.
The celebration will primarily focus on honoring St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac as witnesses and examples of love and service of the poor.
Concretely in this time of grace the followers of Vincent and Louise will seek to deepen their Vincentian charism and spirituality as well as their relationship with the poor and with one another, and to celebrate their heritage by, among other things, promoting the service of the poor through concrete projects in partnership with other organizations in the Church and in society, particularly projects that bring about systemic change in the lives of the poor
In support of this various committees have been established.
Hugh O’Donnell C.M. Chair, José Carlos Fonsatti C.M. Sylvie de Larminat (AIC), Louise Sullivan D.C. Angeles Infante D.C. Carmen Victoria Ruiz de Toro D.C. Mariana Gruber D.C. Socorro Evidente D.C. Gloria Aniebonam D.C. Marcelo Manimtim C.M.
- Rome: Giuseppe Guerra C.M. Chair, Eugenio Gioia C.M. Yvon Sabourin RSV, Marco Betemps (SSVP), Sabina Guastadisegni DC.
- Paris: Bernard Schoepfer C.M. Co-chair, Antoinette-Marie Hance D.C. Co-chair, Jean Cherville (SSVP), Pascale Lepeu (AIC), Bernadette Prevot D.C.
Claudio Santangelo C.M. Co-Chair, Julio Suescun C.M. Ana María Olmeda D.C. Co-Chair, Marie Claire Narainen D.C. (Rome), Annabelle Escoto D.C. (Paris Secretariat), Denise El Khoury (JMV)
Finance Committee John Gouldrick C.M. Co-Chair, Giuseppe Carulli C.M. Rita Ferri D.C., Co-Chair, Soledad Garcia D.C. Mark McGreevy (De Paul International)
Projects Committee Anne Sturm (AIC), Chair, Robert Maloney C.M. Joseph Foley C.M. Michael Thio (SSVP), Mari Carmen Lupiañez (MISEVI), Ellen Flynn D.C. Pascale Le Thi Triu D.C. Zenaide Rahelinirina D.C.
The year 2010 is likewise the 150th anniversary of the death of St. Justin de Jacobis, our celebrated missionary in Abyssinia (Ethiopia), on whose missiological contributions a study has been made recently. It would indeed be a wonderful occasion for all of us in the Vincentian Family to be imbued once again with the love for the poor and the mission that St. Vincent, St. Louise, and St. Justin have so beautifully exemplified in their lives and works.