This presentation is based on a lecture by Fr. Robert Maloney, C.M.

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The challenge of the poor and of deep human misery stands before the global community.

The great problem confronting the Church today is indifference, “the massive absence of God from so much of the contemporary world with all the final emptiness, religious cynicism, or meaninglessness of that experience.”

No era in the entire history of the world has ever known so many refugees as our own. Tens of millions flee wars and violence in Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.

The number of poor people in the world is greater now than ever before, just as the number of rich people is greater than ever. Somehow we seem utterly incapable of bridging the gap.


  • Systemic Change Learn more→
  • Networking
  • Collaborative effort
  • Diverse community
  • Drawing others into Vincent’s vision of life
  • Energizing others to take action
  • The century of the laity – there are around 4,000 CM priests, 25,000 Daughters of Charity; but lay groups number many many more – every person can become a missionary


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6 Comments on “What is a Vincentian?”

  1. I commend the above presentation by Robert Maloney CM. It adds a lot of meaning to the challenges as Vincentians that we have to face.

    1. The link to Full Text is now fixed. Thank you for pointing this out. That text was accidentally dropped from DePaul’s website but now thanks to your comment it has been restored.

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