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Vincentians elect new Superior General

At its General Assembly in Rome last week, the Congregation of the Mission (better known as the Vincentians), elected American Fr Gregory Gay as 23rd successor to its founder St Vincent de Paul.

The Chapter has 150 religious participating from 52 Provinces. The new Superior General was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1953 and was ordained priest in 1980.

The Vidimus Dominum news service rerports that the theme of the general Chapter is "Our Vincentian Identify Today, An Evaluation and Three Challenges for the Future 20 Years after the General Constitutions".

The "challenges" identified in the preparatory phase of the Chapter are: the necessity to revitalize the Vincentian calling; to revitalize apostolic activity; to renew community life.

Pictured: With Assistants General: Frs Fr José María Nieto CM, Jozef Kapusciak CM, Gregory Gay CM (Superior General),
Gérard Du Tran Cong CM, José A. Ubillús CM (photo credit)

Lazzarists has elected Fr. Gregory Gay as Superior General (Vidimus Dominum 21/7/04)

Vincentians elect new Superior General (Independent Catholic News 23/7/04)
St. Vincent's vision: evangelizing poor, forming the clergy (Vatican Information Service 21/7/04)
Vincential Priests and Brothers: News and Comments

26 Jul 2004