In preparation for the 400th anniversary of the International Association of Charities (AIC), a new AIC document, the AIC Charter, has been drafted. This document will replace the Basic Document, published in 1981 and updated in 2001. The document is based on “what drives the AIC”. The document is composed of 3 chapters. The AIC […]
Here is the AIC reflection for December: The Dreams of Saint Louise and Saint Vincent. Download this as PDF
In this month’s reflection from the AIC, we are reminded that in order to fulfill our commitment toward our brothers and sisters in need, we should learn to live and act as brothers and sisters to one another: we have to be authentic fraternal communities. Having trouble viewing this document? Download it as a Word […]
In this month’s reflection, learn something new about St. Louise de Marillac and recognize the importance of her example in training the members of our Association. Having trouble viewing this document? Download it as a Word Doc or PDF.
St. Vincent de Paul, our founder, in imitation of Jesus Christ, strove to be an authentic person. Through St. Vincent’s words, which at times are quite strong, Vincent invites us to be authentic. Let us reflect on some phrases (words) of Vincent de Paul and explore the relationship of those words to his actions (deeds). […]
This month’s theme is Evangelization. “It is not enough for me to love God if my neighbor doesn’t love him.” (CCD:XII:215). These words of Saint Vincent apply to all of us as Vincentian volunteers because he frequently said that “if we have love, we should show it by bringing people to love God and the […]
In this month’s reflection, we see how our attitudes and values as AIC Volunteers can be traced back to St. Vincent de Paul’s “fundamental virtues”.
This month’s reflection, “Martha and Mary: Contemplation and Action”, is provided by Selina Suárez Fermín. AIC is an Association that is composed primarily of women and for the most part, our service is directed toward women. That reality leads us to reflect on what we can learn from the women of the Bible.
AIC TRAINING BOOKLET 2014 – FEBRUARY – « Let us be enchanted by St Vincent’s Project » REFLECTION FOR FEBRUARY With Christ before us, Our Vocation is to follow Christ Text: Alicia Duhne — Translation: Father Charlie Plock Introduction: Vincent’s teachings were Christ centered. Let us remember these words, which reveal this characteristic of his teaching: When […]