SSVP Medellin celebrates 140 years of its foundation
The Superior Council of Colombia will also hold a meeting of the National Board of Directors
To celebrate the 140 years of services rendered by the SSVP in the City of Medellin (Colombia), a “National Vincentian Meeting” will be held from September 23 to 25. According to the program, it will be three days of intense discussions and reflections to analyze the quality of Vincentian actions in the past, and improve its performance in the future.
The venue selected to hold the meeting is the Archdiocesan Seminary “Redemptoris Mater”, where the Council General International held the 5th Ibero-American Meeting in 2012. The theme of the event is a phrase from St. Vincent de Paul: “Charity consists in loving our Lord and serving the poor with joy, enthusiasm, constancy and love”.
According to the president of the Medellin Particular Council, Brother José Luis Cadavid Aroca, the event should bring together not only local Vincentian leaders, but also those from all over the country. The Superior Council used this opportunity to hold a meeting of its National Board of Directors, under the presidency of Brother Rafael Enrique Mora Navarro.
During the three-day event, there will be liturgical celebrations, discussion groups, presentations, plenary sessions, workshops and moments of fraternal fellowship. Another highlight will be the launching of two new videos, one institutional and the other testimonial, on the social and evangelizing work carried out by the members of Medellin.
The 16th International President General, Renato Lima de Oliveira, has confirmed that he will give two conferences: “Vincentian formation: a perspective from the General Council” and “Successful cases worldwide in processes of overcoming poverty”. The participation of President Lima de Oliveira will be online. The SSVP of Medellin has 180 members in 25 Conferences.
Click here to read the program, in Spanish only.
Click here to read the SSVP 2021 Management Report in Medellin.
PDF – Good practices in the fight against poverty (in Spanish only)
PDF – Vincentian formation (in english only)