The National Vincentian Young Adult Convocation, herein after referred to as the Convocation, will provide an inviting atmosphere to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the legacies of Sts. Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac. The Convocation seeks to engage participants in the multidimensional characteristics presented in the Vincentian mission. A community of young adults will be created through reflection, service, prayer, and celebration in order to embrace the relevancy of the Vincentian charism in the 21st century.
- Way of Community:
The Convocation strives to build a sustainable community of Vincentian young adults, built upon shared values of diversity, service, solidarity and an openness to challenge oneself and explore the ideas of others. As members of the Convocation community we are committed to honoring the dignity of ourselves, our community and those whom we serve.
- The Way of Service
The Convocation is based around the Vincentian commitment to service and the experience of the poor, pledging to build transformative relationships amongst marginalized communities and those working towards justice for such communities. The Convocation strives to remember the inherent human dignity of the poor and to nurture that dignity through mutuality, integrity and solidarity.
- The Way of Reflection and Prayer
Central to the success of the Convocation are the experiences of reflection and prayer. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, the Convocation is committed to creating an open space within which individuals are free to reflect upon themselves and their experiences of community, service, and celebration; in addition to providing an open and intimate forum in which individuals can share their experiences, successes, fears, hopes and prayers with one another and grow in their commitment to a Vincentian community.
- The Way of Celebration
The Convocation intends to provide a space in which to celebrate the wealth and diversity of individuals inspired by the legacy of Sts. Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac, to celebrate the continuation of good works committed in the Vincentian spirit and to rejoice in remembering the mission, values and lives of Vincent and Louise.