We congratulate the Vincentian Fathers (Congregation of the Mission) who celebrate their Foundation Day today, January 25. St Vincent de Paul founded the priests and brothers of the congregation to preach parish missions, and to educate the clergy in 1625. We pray for them today through the intercession of St Paul whose feast-day it is today.

During this week the Sisters of the Bon Secours, the Cistercian Community of Roscrea, and the Ursuline Community are also celebrating their foundation and their founders. We pray God’s blessing on all their members and their ministries.