Eastern Province hosts international formation meeting

Top row, from left to right: Javier F. Chento, Fr. Mizael Poggioli Donizetti, CM, Sr. Patricia Bombard, Monica Watson, Fr. Charlie Plock CM, Fr. Patrick Murphy CM. Bottom row, from left to right: Sr. Marge Clifford DC, Fr. Flavio Pereira T. CM, Fr. Joe Agostino CM, Sr. Francely Perez DC.

Eastern Province hosts international formation meeting

On March 14 and 15 the Vincentian Family Office in Philadelphia hosted a meeting for the identification and preparation of materials on Vincentian spirituality. This material will be offered to all the Vincentians of the world. The team hopes to spread awarness of the wealth of material produced in each country.

Vincentian formation is necessary so that we can live and share better the insights of Vincent de Paul in our time.

Further news about this will be showing up very soon in famvin.

More about the Vincentian Family Office…


The Vincentian Family Office, as a function of the Vincentian Family Executive Committee, coordinates activities, provides information, and delivers formation experiences on the heritage and charism of St. Vincent de Paul to the branches of the Vincentian Family (VF) throughout the world.

This includes promoting communication and collaboration among the various branches of the Vincentian Family, as well as opportunities for leadership to meet and to develop ways to work together. (January 2016)


  1. Vincentian Family data base creation and maintenance,
  2. International Vincentian Family Councils development,
  3. International and national leaders’ biennial gatherings,
  4. International Vincentian commissions coordination,
  5. Resources through: .famvin, social media and consulting services,
  6. Advancement research, promotion and mentoring supports.

The Commissions, Projects & Task Forces

The Vincentian Family Collaboration Commission (2011) … and its premier program, VFCAP, work to ignite the flame of collaboration among the branches of the Family.
The Vincentian Commission for Promoting Systemic Change (2007) “Systemic change is a result in which a complete series of interacting elements are transformed.”
The Vincentian Family Haiti Initiative (2009) collaborates with partners to create systemic change initiatives in Haiti
The .famvin Digital Network (1998), which includes not only this web site, — the “official website of the Vincentian Family” — but also its network of social media channels, its consulting services at, and its collaborators throughout the worldwide Vincentian Family.

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