Exterior of St. Thomas More Church

Vincentian Convocation

The Vincentian Convocation celebrates and reflects upon our Vincentian mission—the living heritage that guides St. John’s University today as it has for the past 151 years. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 4 p.m. in St. Thomas More Church on the Queens campus. During the ceremony, we will recognize the outstanding individuals among us who, each in their own sphere, exemplify St. Vincent’s legacy. This year, Rev. Daniel Franklin Pilario, C.M., Ph.D., S.T.D., will deliver the Vincentian Chair of Social Justice Lecture, “Be Vincentian: Work for Justice”.

Update for attendees regarding COVID-19:

St. John's University requires that all visitors to campus be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, regardless of vaccination status, the University requires that all attendees wear masks inside campus buildings. Fully vaccinated persons may choose to remove their masks only when outdoors. Please provide a valid photo ID and proof of vaccination for entry.


Watch the Ceremony here.


2021 Honorees

Vincentian Mission Award
Kathryn T. Hutchinson, Ph.D. '92G
Vice President, Division of Student Affairs
St. John’s University

Caritas Medal
New Life Community Health Center
Accepted by David C. Jennings
Executive Director, New Life Community Health Center

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal
Anna Rocchio
Ladies of Charity

St. Vincent de Paul Medal
Larry W. Boone, Ph.D.
Member of the Board of Directors
Developmental Disabilities Institute, Long Island, Ladies of Charity
Caregivers, and Professor Emeritus, St. John’s University

Frédéric Ozanam Award
Little Sisters of the Poor
Accepted by Sr. Sheila Ann Therese, lsp
Queen of Peace Residence

International Medal
Vincentian Family Coalition at the United Nations
Accepted by Sr. Teresa Kotturan, S.C.N.
Sisters of Charity Federation