Almost 150 delegates from all over the world came together from 5 to 8 June for the ordinary general assembly, at which a new International President was elected.
A few days after his election, the new President General had the opportunity to meet the Holy Father for a brief presentation.
Renato Lima de Oliveira has been elected as President International of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, on sunday 5th June, in Roma
20,000 people took part in the great Vincentian gathering, held every year at the shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, in Brazil
On last May 15th, Father Gregory Gay CM. invited the Vincentian family to live the celebrations with intensity, being inspired with Saint Matthew: "I was a stranger and you welcomed me"
Based on his Vincentian experience, Dan Torrington (member of SSVP in the United States) offers a reflection on a little-known aspect of poverty and the major role played by systemic change to overcome it.
Suriname is one of the most recent countries where the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul was installed. The first group of SSVP volunteers created in the country, St. Rose of Lima Conference, was founded on April 5, 2015 in the parish of the same name in the capital, Paramaribo.
The 2015 annual report highlights significant advances of the projects launched by the Vincentian Family Initiative in Haiti.
In February, 17 crews in the colors of the SSVP walked the tracks of the Moroccan desert during the rally 100% student "4L Trophy"
At the beginning of March, the representatives of the Central America zone took part in a meeting in Guatemala City.