Time to celebrate!
The entire Vincentian Family is preparing for the 400th Anniversary of the Vincentian Charism, which will be celebrated throughout 2017. You should be, too!
Years before Vincent de Paul founded the Congregation of the Mission or the Daughters of Charity, the Vincentian charism of service began to take its first steps in a small town in eastern France, called Châtillon-les-Dombes (today Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne).
Vincent lived among the poor and his first major “conversion experience” was in the village of Gannes, where, in January 1617, Vincent went to hear the confession of a gravely ill peasant.
2017 marks the 400th anniversary of St Vincent de Paul beginning his life of service to the poor.