The 16-month VMC program begins in the Fall and consists of
three major components: Education, Service and
Reflection. Following an application and interview
process, approximately 20 – 25 selected participants will
demonstrate their commitment by completing the following as a
- Education: approximately two (2) educational training
sessions per semester on Vincentian and Catholic identity (e.g.
Vincentian Spirituality, Vincentian Heritage, Catholic Social
- Service: 50 hours of individual and group community
service, two - thirds of which involve direct
contact with the poor.
- Reflection: monthly Vincentian reflection sessions on
various topics, facilitated by the University Chaplain; spiritual
journaling focused on growth and insights gained through the
program; capstone reflection paper (approximately two pages)
summarizing the impact of the 16-month program.
- Retreat: A day-long capstone retreat highlighting the
major themes of the program and offering opportunities for in-depth
discussion, reflection and community building.