A TIME IN MY VINCENTIAN JOURNEY
Jose I. Torres
“By their fruits, you will know them.” (Matthew 7:16)
As a regular member at the St. John of the Cross Mississauga, Ontario, Conference since 2019, I’ve immersed myself in my Conference and, of late, a few Greater Toronto Central Council works. My interest bolstered by my fellow Conference Vincentians’ positive accounts led me to this year’s Annual National Formation (ANF), which was held at the Carleton University Campus, Ottawa from June 17th and 18th.
The two-year hiatus brought about by public health restrictions could have made this year’s gathering of old and new friends alike more anticipated and welcomed.
The 2022 ANF headlined and explored the theme, “Hunger” and its many threads: physical hunger, spiritual hunger, hunger to connect and interact, to belong. Here are my takeaways on café-style booths, sessions held in the auditorium and breakout rooms and the over-all event.
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