The evening of Oct. 19, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., visited the Motherhouse of his Vincentian Community in Germantown, Philadelphia. While there he met with the current Superior General of the order, which is based in Rome, Vincentian Father Tomas Mavric, C.M., as well as the former Superior General, Vincentian Father Robert Maloney, C.M., who lives at the Motherhouse.
Also on hand for the visit was Bishop O'Connell's Vincentian ordination classmate, Father John Carney, C.M., who serves as a missionary in Panama.
Accompanying Bishop O’Connell was Father Jean Felicien, his priest secretary, who remarked that, "It was so nice to see the Bishop relaxing at home in community with his Vincentian priest brothers."
The Bishop will return to Germantown on Nov. 22 where he will preach the closing Mass of the annual Miraculous Medal Novena to be celebrated in the recently named Basilica there.
The Bishop will also ordain the order’s two Vincentian seminarians as deacons there on May 11, 2024.