Who are we
Vincent de Paul Center Nederland
center for social spirituality
Vincent de Paul Center Nederland (since 2012) is a center for social spirituality.
Based on a social-Christian spirituality we want to give an innovating impulse to the well-being of people, to the enhancing of the community and to the quality of the environment.
Vincent de Paul
Vincent de Paul, a French priest, lived in the 17th century. After roaming for many years he found his destination in the solidarity with poor and vulnerable people. To this very day he is one of the social icons of the Catholic Church.
Mission and Charity
Vincent de Paul’s two main programs are mission and charity. Mission is the prophetic appeal to contribute to truth, beauty, and justice throughout the world. Charity is the affective and effective mutual aid and attention whenever needed.
Both mission and charity are guides. They heighten awareness, give guidance, and promote solidarity. The need and the capacity to cultivate these positive strengths are founded on Vincent’s basic trust in life: ‘love is inventive to infinity’.
Vincent de Paul Center Nederland is active in three domains:
- formation & development
- Vincentian cooperation
- publications & lectures
Five informative meetings about Vincent de Paul: his time, his life, his work
Literary theatrical evening walk with scenes from the masterpiece La Divina Commedia by the poet Dante Alighieri
Organizing a platform, a formation program and a network for strengthening the development of social spirituality
Masterclass ‘Inspiring and Serving’
Program on social-spiritual leadership
Project for exploring social-spiritual motivation in Vincentian organizations
Small-scale meetings about old and new sources of spirituality