Reflections On “What Drives the AIC”

In preparation for the 400th anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Charities (AIC) (1617-2017) by St. Vincent de Paul, a new AIC document, the AIC Charter, was drafted. (This document replaces the Basic Document, published in 1981 and updated in 2001.) Learn the principles behind “what drives the AIC” in this YouTube video and slide presentation.

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Lesson Plans, for 200th Anniversary of Congregation of the Mission in U.S.

A new series of Lesson Plans for grade school children is available as an accompaniment to the documentary video, “Journey of Faith: The History of the Vincentians in the United States”. There are six files in all, for three different lesson plans. Each grade level has a Lesson Plan to be given to the Catechist and an Activity Sheet for the students. The classroom breakdown is as follows: Grades 1 to 3, Grades 4 to 6 and Grades 7 to 9. Thank you to Marian A. O’Brien and Fr. Anthony F. Kuzia, C.M., for providing these useful resources. Download the lesson plans, and view the video, here.

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200 Years of Congregation of the Mission in the United States

Next month we celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the arrival of 13 Vincentian priests: Father Felix De Andreis, CM. and 12 companions– in Baltimore, July 1816– the first Vincentian Priests to come to the United States. Experience their story in the presentation below.

For more resources like this, visit our collection of Resources Tagged “Congregation of the Mission”.

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