Revisiting The Vincentian Family Tree

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Vol: 27, Issue: 2

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McNeil, Betty Ann, D.C.
Vincentian Family; Religious History
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Betty Ann McNeil presents an update to the findings of The Family Tree Project, which were published as The Vincentian Family Tree in 1996. The project was to trace the Vincentian Family’s development and worldwide expansion. In 2006, the total of “institutes of consecrated life, societies of apostolic life, lay associations, and non-Catholic religious institutes” with a Vincentian connection had risen to 305 from the 268 that had originally been identified. The project’s criteria were revised in some cases. Corrections, additions, exclusions, and other kinds of updates to The Vincentian Family Tree are explained. The project’s uses are discussed. Areas for future research are highlighted.