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A home for stories, spiritual reflections, videos, and news from the Vincentians of the Eastern Province (Congregation of the Mission), along with posts about collaborators in the Vincentian Family.

Foundation Day Liturgy Celebrates Origin of Vincentian Charism

Foundation Day Liturgy Celebrates Origin of Vincentian Charism

St. Vincent de Paul was filled with a passion to meet the material and spiritual needs of persons who were poor. With a talent for organizing others who shared his passion, he began a group of priests and Brothers—the Congregation of the Mission—for the evangelization...

A Circuitous Route

A Circuitous Route

Fr. Aidan Rooney, CM, tells the Vincentian narrative to current and new audiences using modern-days tools and messaging. On a cold, blustery day in March at Niagara University (a Vincentian institution) in Niagara Falls, New York, Fr. Aidan Rooney, CM, cannot help but...

Miraculous Medal Shrine Elevated to Minor Basilica Status

Miraculous Medal Shrine Elevated to Minor Basilica Status

The Miraculous Medal Shrine, a ministry of Vincentian Priests and Brothers, Eastern Province, USA, has been elevated by the Vatican to Minor Basilica status, a designation shared by only 91 other churches in the United States. To learn more about this prestigious...

The Miraculous Medal Shrine Crypt

The Miraculous Medal Shrine Crypt

If you sit quietly, you can almost hear their hushed tones or feel their priestly presence. Their aura is palpable as they lay to rest once again as confreres. While they have transitioned from the physical to transphysical, the Vincentians of the Eastern Province,...

Exposing human Trafficking

Exposing human Trafficking

Sr. Michelle Loisel, DC, will give a presentation to anyone, anywhere, and anytime about the scourge of modern-day slavery, also known as human trafficking. When she speaks with groups in America, she is often asked, “Is slavery here?” Her answer is resolute: “Yes,...

Give Me 5 – Brother Alfred Smith, CM

Give Me 5 – Brother Alfred Smith, CM

A monthly series in Vincentian Voices where we ask five random questions to an Eastern Province Priest or Brother. This month, we talk with Brother Alfred Smith, CM. In 1955, Brother Al entered the Congregation of the Mission: Vincentians of the Eastern Province and...

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Planting the seeds of hope in a parish community From Brooklyn to Central America to Spain and locations in between, Fr. Astor Rodriguez, CM, has lived, ministered, and studied in myriad places as a Vincentian. Brooklyn, though, is home, and where he often finds...

I want to love God by loving and serving his people.

I want to love God by loving and serving his people.

Meet Seminarian Vincent Chung Luong Last month, Seminarian Vincent Chung Luong, was received into the Internal Seminary (Novitiate) at St. Vincent's Seminary Chapel in Philadelphia, PA. the Very Reverend Stephen Grozio, CM, Provincial Superior of the Eastern Province...

His Cup Runneth Over…To the Next House

His Cup Runneth Over…To the Next House

Traveling Chalice Program Unites Parish Families in Prayer for Priestly Vocations Fr. Luis Romero, CM, Director of Vocations for the Vincentians Eastern Province, has researched creative ways of promoting vocations in the local communities and found a Program which is...

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