Date of publication: 18/11/2021

CIF´s Activities for the Vincentian Family for 2022

Council General International

To: all the authorities and members of the Vincentian Family

Dear brothers and sisters,

The grace of Jesus Christ evangelizing the poor remains with you now and forever!

As every year, I share with you 2022’s activities to be undertaken by the CIF, with the aim of spreading Vincentian ethics and spirituality. 

We do hope this information will help to serve the poor more efficiently. As you know, the meetings are being held at the Mother House of the Congregation of the Mission: 95, rue de Sèvres (Paris, France). The courses will be simultaneously interpreted in English, Spanish and French, so we invite you to take part in these two meetings:

I CIF TO IMPROVE THE ECONOMY AT THE VINCENTIAN FAMILY (950€)

(March 20th to April 2nd, 2022, in Paris) 

This course, which includes Vincentian formation and visits to Paris, is intended for all the congregations and associations of the Vincentian Family to learn techniques to improve their economy, and optimize the financial efficiency of projects with the needy, especially in these difficult post-pandemic times. 

V CIF FOR THE VINCENTIAN FAMILY (1,950€)

(May 29th to June 22nd, 2022, in Paris)

This meeting, which combines courses with visits to Vincentian places, will be focused on providing more information about the rich Vincentian theology and the possible solutions to the current problems that afflict us and the poor, while developing a quiet life of prayer and pleasant fraternity.

Some practical tips

1. The price of the meeting includes all expenses. Cash-based payment is preferred. 

2. If any congregation or association has a real financial problem, the CIF can arrange for a grant. 

3. Since almost all rooms in the Mother House in Paris are reserved, we ask participants to arrive the same day or the day before, but not earlier. The same applies to check-out, as the rooms have already been booked for other groups.

4. Remember that many countries need a visa to enter France. This is usually a lengthy and complex process, so, to avoid delays. it should be done well in advance to deliver all the documents required by the French government (copy of passport; date of entry and departure from France; copy of the Travel Medical Insurance (not a copy of your country’s social security). For those who do not need a visa, it is easier. They only need to fill in the registration form that will be sent and get a Travel Medical Insurance. 

We are looking forward to meeting you warmly. We know that the participants will return to their countries feeling they have strengthened their ability of coexistence and completed their ministry to the poor. I shall be waiting for you at the CIF, our common home, to walk together.  Your brother in Mary and Saint Vincent.

Fr. Dr. Andrés MOTTO, CM

CIF Director

*For any query or attendance confirmation: [email protected] 

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