From June 30 to July 4, Vincentians from across the country came together at the Convocation of Catholic Leaders in Orlando, Fla. to promote the Society and the good work its members do in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul.
At the Convocation, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops convened an unprecedented gathering of key leaders from dioceses and Catholic organizations from all across the country in order to assess the challenges and opportunities of the times, particularly in the context of the Church in the U.S.
The Society used this gathering as an opportunity to speak to Bishops and other key players in the Catholic Church to encourage involvement and formation of SVdP Conferences and Councils in as many dioceses and parishes as possible.
We thank all those who took time away from family and friends and spent the Fourth of July holiday being champions for our incredible organization.
For photos from the 2017 Convocation of Catholic Bishops, click here.
Check out the Highlights!
Watch several dozen videos featuring some of the highlights from the July 1-4, 2017 Convocation in Orlando, FL, including Cardinal Tobin’s reflection on missionary discipleship; plenary sessions such as Dr. Hosffman Ospino on immigration and the changing landscape of the mission field; panelists including Helen Alvare, Kerry Weber, and others; the Encountering Jesus, Healer of Wounds and Source of Mercy reflection; and more.