Some important dates in the life of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821). See the timeline
July 30 is the feast of St. Justin de Jacobis, C.M. We have six presentations and a video about his life and legacy. Go to this link
July 31, 1809 was the foundation date of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph’s at Emmitsburg, Maryland, USA. The following presentation describes what happened that week, in a detailed account from Mother Rose White, one of the earliest women to join St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. See the presentation
“I’m convinced that the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is one of the greatest institutions in the Church.” – Bishop Donald J. Hying. Listen to full homily
Fr. Kevin Fausz, CM, of the Western Province USA, reflects on what makes a good Vincentian. See the video
A special week in Vincentian history: On July 19, 1813 (which was the Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul at that time), Elizabeth Ann Seton and 17 other Sisters of Charity first pronounced vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and service to the poor, adapting the vow formula of the Daughters of Charity. See a presentation Seven years later on July 18, 1830, the Blessed Virgin Mary would first appear to St. Catherine Labouré, DC. Watch a video about this apparition. Watch a video about the role the Blessed Mother played in St. Elizabeth Seton’s life.
St. Vincent taught the Daughters of Charity: “Affective love is the tender element of love. You must love Our Lord tenderly and affectionately… Affective love must pass to effective love, which is to be engaged in the works of the Charity and the service of poor persons…” (CCD IX:466) Learn more in this presentation
An overview of the life of St. Francis Regis Clet, C.M., (1748-1820) missionary to China. Memorial: July 9. See the presentation