OFFICE OF VINCENTIAN STUDIESThis Office is a research and dissemination group, integrated in the Centre for Lusophone and European Literatures and Cultures of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon (CLEPUL), and the Chair Infante Dom Henrique for Atlantic Island Studies and Globalization of the Aberta University.
Considering the vast historical, material and immaterial heritage of Vincentian foundations, the Office of Vincentian Studies exists in order to analyse this valuable historical heritage and what it represents for Portuguese culture.
Thus, the Office has the following objectives:
- Identify and disseminate the plurality of expressions of the religious, social, scientific and cultural heritage produced in Portugal by the charisma of St. Vincent de Paul, since the 18th century.
- Survey and study the documentation related to the Portuguese Vincentian heritage existing in national and foreign archives and libraries.
- Promote the revisitation of the thought and work of the saint of charity, showing its relevance and contribution to the construction of a more just and solidary society.
Luís Machado de Abreu
José Eduardo Franco
Madalena da Costa