Date of publication: 03/06/2021

The Vincentian Family Launches Master’s Degree in Vincentian Studies

Council General International

Registration until June 10th. Only 30 vacancies available.

A praiseworthy initiative, fully supported by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP): The Congregation of the Mission (CM), whose Superior General is our beloved Father Tomaz Mavric, has announced a MASTER’S DEGREE IN VINCENTIAN STUDIES, an online course taught by experts, whose academic accreditation will be granted by  the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain).

In the letter submitted to all Vincentian branches, Father Tomaz explains that there are only 30 vacancies for the first edition of this Master’s degree, from September 2021 to July 2023, which will be taught in Spanish. Candidates shall hold an official university degree, with a Spanish B2 level (CEFR). The Master’s degree amounts to 800€, which can be paid in monthly installments. The deadline for applications is June 10th, 2021. New editions will be offered for the upcoming years in other languages (French and English). 

“We would like to praise this initiative launched by the CM, because every financial effort in education is welcome when it comes to enhancing the Vincentian work. We must fight so that both children and young people from vulnerable families have access to education; moreover, we must fight for boosting the education of members of the Vincentian Family, who need the know-how to better serve those in need,” said brother Renato Lima de Oliveira, 16th President General of the SSVP.

The course seeks to provide “a path that will enable them to study Vincentian history and spirituality”, and the tools for a more committed Vincentian service to the poor. The studies program throughout the four semesters of the course includes the following topics: “Life and work of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac”, “Origins of Vincentian establishments”, “Christology”, “Vincentian Theology and Spirituality”, “Theology of Holiness”, “the Vincentian Charism” and “Social Doctrine of the Church”.

“This is a golden opportunity to deepen their understanding of our spirituality and to share it with the various Vincentian groups. In the Church, such treasures should not be buried in the ground, but should be made known to everyone. This Master’s degree in Vincentian Studies is an opportunity to do just that”, Father Tomaz emphasized. The Course Coordinator is Father Corpus Delgado, from the International Secretary of Vincentian Studies (SIEV). For further information: [email protected].   

  • Click here to read Father Tomaz Mavric’s letter on the Master’s program.
  • Click here to read the conditions for registration.