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23rd August: AIC celebrates 400 years since the foundation of the first group of Charities

On 23rd August, AIC celebrates 400 years since the foundation of the first group of Charities.

On this big day, all 150,000 volunteers in the AIC network will celebrate the foundation of AIC, which 400 years later, continues to be active and full of life.

To commemorate this important date, 23rd August, on which Saint Vincent officially founded the first Confraternity of Charity and gave the First Rule to the new group of “Ladies of Charity” in Châtillon-les-Dombes, France, AIC invites all its volunteers to join in praying the AIC prayer for the Jubilee Year, at 10am, in groups or individually.

In the same way, AIC extends this invitation to all the members of the Vincentian Family to join us in this day of prayer, as our brothers and sisters, so that on 23rd August, a great wave of prayers is sent up to Heaven.

In Châtillon, France, a big celebration is planned from 20th-23rd August.

For more information about our 400th anniversary, see our 400 years page.

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