The international Vincentian community is celebrating the anniversary of our dear fellow member Amin André de Tarrazi, 12th President General of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, who occupied this function between 1981 and 1993. On July 20, our brother Amin de Tarrazi will be celebrating his 90th birthday. “We wish to our fellow member Amin plenty of health and energy to continue in the work of the Lord and in the Vincentian cause”, said the 16th President General, brother Renato Lima de Oliveira.
Amin de Tarrazi was born in 1928 in the town of Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. His academic training is enviable: Law, Political Science, Literature and Philosophy. He is a polyglot (he speaks, reads and writes in four languages: English, German, Italian and Arabic). Throughout his professional life, he worked in large companies linked to the sector of transports and oil refineries. He has received numerous awards and public honours, among which is the “Order of St. George” from the Vatican.
Amin joined the SSVP in 1948, at the age of 20, occupying different Vincentian functions in the areas of training, youth, communication and administration. He was also President of the National Council of France. Amin is one of the most competent custodians of documents, writings and books in the General Council, as well as the “Letters of Ozanam” and other historical documents of the SSVP.
Currently, our brother Amin works in the General Council on two strategic fronts: UNESCO and the Special Commission for the canonization of Ozanam. The activity of the President Amin is well known in the efforts for the Canonization of Ozanam, being a tireless propagator of this Cause. The beatification of Ozanam in 1997 is a direct product of his effective action before the ecclesiastical authorities in Rome, in addition to the prayers of all the Vincentians.
On this day, 20 July 2018, we send our sincere congratulations to our dear friend and fellow member Amin André de Tarrazi. May God, in his great goodness, cover him with many blessings on this birthday! “Amin, you are God’s gift to our SSVP!”, stated the President Renato Lima.
Click here to watch a video made by the CGI in honour to the fellow member Amin on his 88th birthday.