Reflections On The First Rule (1617)

reflections-rule-1617-facebookThese documents were prepared by Father Álvaro Mauricio Fernández, CM with the collaboration of María Eugenia Magallanes and Laurence de la Brosse; and were translated from Spanish into English by Charles T. Plock, C.M.

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Reflection 1: Origin of the confraternities
Reflection 2: Purpose and spirit of the association
Reflection 3: Entering into a relationship with those who are poor
Reflection 4: Organizing for the cause of charity
Reflection 5: Vincent’s Practical Recommendations with regard to the Administration of the Confraternities
Reflection 6: Participation and collaboration among the volunteers of the Association

Please encourage your local groups to reflect on these documents as we prepare to celebrate our 400th anniversary.