2017 Summer Retreat and Congress

We were excited to have a record number of attendees (well over 40) at our retreat (August 1-3) this year. Sr. Madonna SFP challenged us to "Be Jesus in a Wounded World", using stories and songs to help us reflect on forgiveness, peacemaking, relationships, and love of ALL. Alex celebrated his first Mass with his Voluntas family to end the retreat.

Our Congress, with the theme: "Preparing for the 2018 USA Assembly," featured talks by Bishop Donald Trautman and Brother Loughlan Sofield along with fellowship, worship, and of course food, friends and fun.  We remembered long-time member Bob Boris who died this year, welcomed 10 fresh faces to their first summer Congress, celebrated many in the USA and our Ethiopian sector who made steps in their formation journey, and relished in the life-giving spirit present in our gathering.

Pictures and more can be found in our shared Google Drive Folder.

Messages from the 2016 General Assembly

The July 2016 General Assembly was held in July 2016.

Here are some messages from the VDEI USA members who attended.
Message - Day 1

Message - After Week 1

Message - Election Results

VDEI and Fr. Tony Ciorra featured in National Catholic Register Article

From the NCR: 1/31/2016

Meet the ‘Spiritual Mountaineers (Pope Pius XII Paved the Way for Consecrated Life to Be Lived in the World)