The International General Council (CGI) of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul decided to extend the deadline for the submission of writings to its International Literary Contest “The First Conference,” which in 2021 is about the life, work and legacy of SSVP co-founder Jules Devaux.
The new deadline is 8th August. The winner of the contest will be announced on 9th September, Feast day of Blessed F. Ozanam.
The “International Thematic Year of Jules Devaux” was announced by the 16th International President General, Brother Renato Lima de Oliveira, on his official letter of 31 January, 2021. One of the most concrete actions to celebrate this initiative is the international writing contest.
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