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Recent Projects

What’s cooking in Sierra Leone?

What’s cooking in Sierra Leone?

It was another rainy morning at the Vincentian missionary house. A puddle was forming on the kitchen floor from the rain. The cook struggled to keep the fire alive on the floor of the kitchen. The priests moved their chairs to keep the rainwater from disturbing their...

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A Strong Year End – 2020 Recap

A Strong Year End – 2020 Recap

Over the last 5 months, Vincentian priests, brothers, and their collaborators in the poorest provinces of the Congregation used financial resources provided by VIMS donors and the Curia (headquarters) of the Congregation to respond to the crises caused by COVID-19. In...

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Hope within the Rubble of War in Syria

Hope within the Rubble of War in Syria

In Damacus, Syria, the Vincentian confreres are known for their house “Couvent des Lazarist,” founded 1783. From the “Couvent des Lazariste,” the Vincentians administer a school, Alfajer Ecole. The war in Syria has greatly and negatively impacted the lives of...

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Mission in the Solomon Islands

Mission in the Solomon Islands

The Vincentian charism calls us to connect our internal, spiritual growth with service to those at the margins of society. Our international mission on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands embodies that practice: metaphorically as an island whose center is never far...

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Cattle Breeding Project in Costa Rica

Cattle Breeding Project in Costa Rica

The cattle breeding project employs the method of “systemic change” for the improvement of the pastoral care of the parishioners at the various mission stations, and the betterment of the lives of the “campesinos,” peasants. In total, ten head of cattle were purchased and located on a pasture near a source of water on land owned by the parish. The project hopes to produce a herd of animals that can be sold at market

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