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“To Set the World on Fire” – St. Vincent’s Mission Today
by John Freund, CM | Aug 21, 2017 | Eastern Province, Formation
On August 16, 2017, four men opened themselves to being set on fire to serve those who are poor and on the peripheries.
Walner Diaz, Cong Viet Le, and James Muller, all from the Eastern Province, together with Scott Jakubowski from the Province of the West, officially became members of the Congregation of the Mission. They also entered into what is known as the Internal Seminary or Novitiate year. This is a program geared to fan into flame the spirit of those who have been attracted to the vision of St. Vincent.
Walner Diaz, 30 hails from San Simon, Morazan El Salvador, his home. He likes to: play guitar and work out. “I believe God has given me a profound desire to serve the poor in the Vincentian spirit.”
Cong Viet Le, 33 is from Greensboro, NC. He likes to: read, play and watch soccer, and prepare Vietnamese food for his brother seminarians! “I want to be priest, and to serve among the poor in the Vincentian way.”
James Muller, 25 comes from Stewartstown, PA. He likes to play soccer, work out, hang out with friends He also says “I feel that God is leading me down a path that will help me grow more deeply as a person.”
Scott Jakubowski comes to the Internal Seminary via the Province of the West. “I was happy with my career, but I could tell something was missing, I knew I needed to make a change. I gave up excellent pay, benefits and a career I loved (at NASA), but I knew that this was where God was calling me,” Scott says.
We welcome them to the Congregation of the Mission and this next phase in their formation.
Where are Vincentians in the World?
Excerpts from an article by Mario Garcia Isaza, C.M.
Without a doubt, the Congregation continues to be an incredible reality and there is a very significant presence of the Vincentian charism in the Church and in the world. We, as members of the Congregation of the Mission, are in 91 countries: 28 countries in Europe, 28 countries in the Americas, 21 countries in Africa, 13 countries in Asia and 5 countries in Oceania.
In comparing the numbers with those that were recorded in 2014-2016, we can state that previously there were 3,202 confreres and today there are 3,157 (45 less- not a very significant number, but one that represents the fact that we are declining in numbers).
With regard to the number of confreres, there are 10 provinces that have more than 100 confreres. They are as follows: Western USA – 158, Eastern USA – 117, Poland – 260; Spanish province of St. Vincent – 200, Colombia – 187; Southern India – 149, Italy – 146; the Philippines – 117, Indonesia – 105; Northern India – 103.
Annual Personalized Votive Lights
Our Lady of Angels Association is now offering a special way to memorialize your loved ones or offer up your intentions. Although we continue to offer our traditional (non-personalized) votive lights, we now have available lights that are inscribed with your special intention or remembrance, and are lit for one year in Our Lady of Angels Votive Light Chapel on the campus of Niagara University. A tax deductible donation of $75 per votive light is requested. You may specify a special occasion – Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding or any brief wording of your choice. Light a Vigil Candle…