The International General Council’s new organizational structure and chart is presented for the next biennium of the presidency of Renato Lima de Oliveira.
Following the legacy of Saint Vincent, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul provides in its charism, the “loving” care, the human warmth and the close relationship with the neighbour, while also ensuring “effectiveness” in its works and service.
The international structure for the Council implemented for the biennium (2019-2020) is comprised of many Vincentians of all nationalities, which reflects the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul’s spirit of “doing the good well” (Saint Vincent de Paul).
Behind every work of service being carried out by the International General Council, there is a Vincentian who with the help of God, is committed to grow this “network of Charity” to bring hope and love to everyone around the world and especially to those suffering poverty in any of its forms; because, “God who drew the clouds to produce the lightning, also made the souls to radiate love” (Blessed F. Ozanam).
It is our hope to fulfill, especially in this new year 2019, this desire of Blessed Frederic Ozanam. May God enlighten this group of Vincentians that are part of the international structure and every Vincentian of the world, in their mission of faith and commitment to service towards the poorest.
The President General, Renato Lima de Oliveira, declared: “From the bottom of my heart, I wish to thank those Vincentians who have participated in the international structure during these first two years of mandate, to whom I express my gratitude for the services rendered, asking to all those who remain to continue serving with the same love and loyalty. To those who are joining the international structure, I want you to be aware of the privilege and joy of serving the International General Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.”