Dear brothers and sisters of SSVP, as every year I send you the activities of the CIF for next year 2021. All our calculations tell us that by August 2021 there will no longer be risks with the Covid-19 Pandemic. We know the need we have for our own formation in the Vincentian Family.
The Center for International Vincentian Formation (CIF) offers courses that help us in our Ongoing Formation. Tools will be given to continue discovering this treasure that is the Vincentian charisma. I only ask that you send people who have a desire to be trained and do not take their stay at the CIF as a vacation in Paris.
As you know, all the meetings will take place at the Mother House of the Congregation of the Mission 95, Rue de Sèvres. 75006 Paris, France. The conferences will be given simultaneously in English, Spanish and French. In all the Encounters, classes are combined with visits to Vincentian sites (the themes and places may change from one year to the other). We also develop a prayer life and fraternity.
The CIF team works so that those who participate in these Meetings have a memorable moment. Therefore, we invite you to participate in the 5th CIF FOR THE VINCENTIAN FAMILY. Date: August 2-26, 2021. Cost: 1900 euros.
As the Mother House of Paris has more visitors every year, we must confirm our participation as soon as possible. I will respond to your e-mails, sending you the registration with all the necessary information.
Remember that many countries need a visa to enter France. This process is usually longer than what we think, so we must do it well in advance and present the documents that the French government requires of us. Without these required documents, we cannot obtain the visas.
To start the process, the French government asks for the following documents: Photocopy of Passport; Date of entry and exit from France; Photocopy of travel medical insurance (which is not the same as a photocopy of your social work). Doing it with enough time is better. For those who do not need a visa, registration is very simple. You just have to complete the subscription we send you.
I assure you that the CIF will create beautiful memories in the participants. We will be waiting for you with open arms and hearts. We know that the participants will then return to their places of origin more capable of providing comprehensive service to the poor. I say goodbye wishing you all a blessed year of the Lord 2021. Your brother in Mary and Saint Vincent.
Father Dr. Andrés MOTTO, CM
CGI SSVP Spiritual Adviser