Literary contest entitled ‘The First Conference’

Dear Vincentian Brothers and Sisters,

A grace-filled Year of Emmanuel Bailly!

As reported in the Circular letter from Bro. Renato Lima de Oliveira (SSVP CGI President General), today, February 17 2017, the International Council General of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP – CGI), is launching a literary contest entitled ‘The First Conference’ to highlight the life of its First President General to whom this year is dedicated.

You can find the video launching this contest on the link below:


Two documents with further details of this competition:

Terms and Conditions


Let us spread the life story of our first President General by taking part in this competition and sharing this information and documents with all our members. Deadline for submission of entries is June 6, 2017.

May the Lord be glorified through the life of Emmanuel Bailly. Thank you and God bless you!

In St. Vincent de Paul and Bl. Frederic Ozanam,

Engr. Karl Michael J. Hila
Chairman of International Communication Commission