Vincentian Encyclopedia is devoted to material related to St. Vincent de Paul, a 17th century priest whose influence is still being felt today through the more than 2 million people who are inspired by him and serve in various organizations generally known as the Vincentian Family.
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Do You Speak Vincentian?
- A project currently under development is the compilation of words and phrases commonly used in the various branches of the Vincentian Family.
- This Definitions page will allow us to create a Vincentian dictionary of words and phrase use by the followers of Vincent and Louise..
- Please feel free to edit any of the following definitions or put in a request for other concepts you would like to see explained. You'll have to login to edit. Create yourself a username, and contribute to the effort!
Getting to Know the Vincentian Family
- In the more than 300 years since Vincent and Louise died many have been inspired to walk in their footsteps. Collectively they are known at the Vincentian Family. The following section is devoted to information about the what is common and unique in the ways these people way in the "way of Vincent."
Young people Walking in the Way of Vincent
- Someone recently said of the young, "They are not our future, they are our present."
- This section is devoted to learning what our young adults are doing in the English-speaking world.
- The Congregation of the Mission history project described below is but one example of what the followers or Vincent and Louise are studying and writing about. Many others are rearching and writing.
- Vincentian-Setonian Researchers is place for people to describe the work they are engaged in and the kind of things they would find helpful in their work.
Vincentian Advocacy Resources
- The late Pope john Paul II challenged Vincentians to seek out underlying causes and long term solutions to problems of poverty. While direct service is important it is advocacy which addressed the long term solutions. Vincentian Advocacy will lead to a description of what the followers of Vincent and Louise have been doing to address root causes.
Additional Technical Resources
- For information on how to write a great VincentWiki article visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:How_to_write_a_great_article
- For a further understanding of what is good and bad about wikis visit the following links