August 23: First Confraternity of Charity (Later the AIC)

On August 23, 1617, St. Vincent founded the First Confraternity of Charity at Chatillon-les-Dombes. The Confraternities later became what we know today as the AIC (International Association of Charities). In preparation for the 400th anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Charities (AIC) (1617-2017) by St. Vincent de Paul, a new AIC document, the AIC Charter, is being drafted. (This document replaces the Basic Document, published in 1981 and updated in 2001.) Today’s feature is based on Chapter 1, Topic 2. Learn the principles behind “what drives the AIC”. Click here to view the YouTube video and accompanying slide presentation. Related links:

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