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July 23 2015

AGA 2015 - Photos

Click on this link to view the AGA 2015 photo album:

AGA-2015 Photo-Album


July 20 2015

PowerPoint Presentation - Twinning-Peru

A workshop on The Benefits of Twinning was presented at the 2015 National AGA held at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON  in June. The workshop was drafted and delivered by Sr. Carmela Addante, Coordinator, ICG Twinning Commission – Americas. The workshop included a PPP segment given by an invitee, Mrs. Rosalbina (‘Vina’), member of the Conferencia Medalla Milagrosa, Lima, Peru. This conference is twinned with a conference in Hamilton, Ontario.  Participants were very touched par Vina’s presentation and convinced of the benefits of twinning. A French version of the workshop was presented separately by Bro. Clermont Fortin. The video with sound of Vina’s presentation is available here: Twinning-Workshop-Peru

If your conference or council is interested by an External Twinning with any of our designated receiver countries (Antigua, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago) please fill this form: Application for Twinning.


July 8 2015

The Year of Vincentian Collaboration: Let's Get Started

Fr. Greg Gay has invited the Vincentian Family to celebrate a “Year of Collaboration” from the Feast of Pentecost, May 24, 2015 to the Feast of Pentecost, May 15, 2016. Our theme is “Together in Christ we Vincentians make a Difference.”

Here are some new materials published recently on the famvin network. 

http://famvin.org/formation/year-ano-annee/

 


June 9 2015

AGA registration

Online registration will be closed Friday.

Once the online registration is closed, please contact Jason Hunt at jason.hunt@icloud.com or 519-722-3374 to register.


June 3 2015

The SSVP on EWTN (American TV channel)

Diffusion of two episodes of the series "Universal Church" devoted to the SSVP on EWTN (American TV channel), with Dr Michael Thio, Sheila Gilbert & David Barringer.

The television channel EWTN ("Eternal Word Television Network" - USA) broadcasts catholic emissions and programs which cover news around the world. In last October, Dr. Michael Thio, along with David Barringer ( CEO National Council) and Sheila Gilbert (National President) participated to “The Church Universal” Series conducted at the recording studio of EWTN at Birmingham, Alabama, USA. This program seeks to tell the often untold story of the many groups, outreaches and apostolates in the Catholic Church which are making a positive difference in the world through their charitable works and prayerful lives. After being aired in US, 
The second part is now available on line with Youtube : 

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua-NwHJ2RVs

Part 2 : https://youtu.be/nWqP5A1ZkQw 


June 2 2015

Spiritual Reflection for June

A new spiritual reflection is available in the "Spirituality" section: Peace be with you:

We live in a very un-peaceful world.  People have said this, with good reason for generations, yet it is as true now as it has ever been.  There is a great deal of unrest globally, in our communities and sometimes in our families. 

Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers…” or in some translations, “Happy are the peacemakers…” 

The Easter stories coupled with a small booklet that I came upon prompted me along the path where I have been reflecting on:  How can I, as a Vincentian, be more of a peacemaker?  Why should I want to? 

To read more, please click on this link: Spiritual-Reflection-June


May 21 2015

AGA-Hamilton - Room on campus, booking deadline - May 27th

McMaster University offers a great place to stay on campus, but can only hold a set bank of rooms up to and including May 27th. Please decide now if you want to stay on campus, and call to book your rooms.  Accommodation arrangements are to be made directly with McMaster University. To book your accommodation, call (905) 525-9140, extension 26898. Single Room $58.00/night; Double Room $45.00/person/night; Suite (4 beds) $199.00/night. All prices are subject to applicable taxes.

Registration for attending the AGA, including meals, is done separately, either on line here: www.ssvp.ca or by mail, and there is no deadline for registrations, only for room accommodations on campus. 


May 6 2015

Council General International's Newsletter - March, April 2015

Please click on this link to read the Council General International's newsletter:
CGI-March-April-2015


May 1 2015

Spiritual Reflection for May

A new spiritual reflection is available in the "Spirituality" section:

From the beginning of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the central and most basic activity of Conferences has been the visitation of the needy in their home. This action is the clearest symbol of the Vincentian charism, which dictates the highest respect for the dignity of the poor; the visitor becomes the guest and the person being helped is the master. 

To read more, please click on this link: Reflection-May-2015


May 1 2015

Earthquake in Nepal and Tropical Cyclone in Vanuatu– URGENT APPEAL FOR FINANCIAL RELIEF ASSISTANCE

Dear Vincentians,

As you all know, a severe earthquake in Nepal on Saturday April 25, has cause enormous destruction of habitats and infrastructures.   The latest estimates placed over 5,000 deaths and close to a million displaced.

Moreover, on March 13,2015 a powerful tropical Cyclone crossed the islands that comprised the archipelago of Vanuatu in the South Pacific.  This has cause several hundred deaths and thousands of misplaced people from their homes.

As a result of these terrible catastrophes, the President General, in the letter attache, has launched an international appeal for donations. I am soliciting the generosity of each Vincentian, Conference and Council that can afford it to send their donation to the National Council of Canada, 2463, Innes Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, K1B 3K3. All donations received will be forwarded to the International Council General as instructed.

I  also ask  Vincentians to keep the people of Nepal and of the archipelago of Vanuatu, in their prayers in this moment of great suffering.

Thank you for your generosity, God bless.

Jean-Noël Cormier
National President

PDF : Letter CGI - Appeal for donation