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Vincentian Family Symposium

Managing the Patrimony of the Poor as Wise Stewards

A workshop for members of the Vincentian family examining principles and practices of Vincentian asset management.

Taking place from August 9-11, 2013, the workshop (see schedule here) included presentations and discussions centering around five key themes of asset management as viewed from the perspectives of Catholic Social Teaching, Vincentian teaching, case studies, stories, or other specific applications.

Insights from the presentations and group discussions were compiled into a final document for the symposium. The document is available below in three languages:

Final Document for the Symposium

Below are the specific documents for each of the presentations, visit each speaker's bio page [linked through their name] for more videos, content and translations of their papers:


Sr. Joyce Weller, D.C., Executive Director, Daughters of Charity Foundation; Mr. Conway Collis, President and CEO of GRACE
Sustainability Case Study
Sustainability Case Study Summary


Roger Playwin, Executive Director of the USA Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Summary of Stewardship & Case Study Paper
Governance Case Study
Servant Leadership, Stewardship and Case Study

Keynote Presentation:

Dr. Carolyn Woo, President and CEO, Catholic Relief Services
Vincentian Family Symposium Keynote


Susan Braatz, Senior Forestry Officer for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Corruption Case Study


Christine Demeyer-Peeters, Former Treasurer for AIC International
Transparency Case Study - English
Organizational Chart - English

Sunday Vigil Mass Homily:

Very Rev. Gregory Gay, C.M., Superior General, Congregation of the Mission The Chapel of St. Vincent de Paul, 95 rue de Sèvres
Homily - Spanish Translation
Homily - French Translation


Christine Littlefield, Senior Communications and Fundraising, DePaul Ireland
Depaul Ireland - Video Transcript
Collaboration Case Study
Presentation Overview