THE FRIENDS ASSOCIATION OF THE SAINT FRANCOIS CONVENT OF VICO.
Pè a cumunicazione fraternità é a fèdè
Saturday, April 28, 1984 is the day of the constituent general assembly of the association of friends.
The social object of the association of the friends of the convent Saint François de Vico is as follows:
SUPPORT, PROMOTE THE ACTIVITIES OF THE SAINT FRANCOIS CONVENT OF VICO AND THE COMMUNITY OF MISSIONARIES O.M.I. IN THE FUNCTIONS OF HOSTING AND ANIMATION.

And, more specifically:
a) To recognize, share and support the spiritual activities that take place in the convent: Retreats, sessions, pilgrimages, meetings.
b) Favor the reception at the convent, winter and summer.
c) To promote, within the convent, the meeting and sharing between all people of good will.
d) Ensure the link between the convent and the inhabitants of the region.
Since 32 years, the association observes, lives, with attention these four definitions of its social object.
SPIRITUAL ACTIVITIES are created and supported by the association as well on the material level as on the needs of personnel, each year, without enduring are organized pilgrimages, in Corsica and on the continent, in the footsteps of Father ALBINI. The retreat in July organized by Fr. Gaston PIETRI is regularly renewed. Training sessions, Bible days, spiritual break, allow the coming to the convent of renowned speakers.
The FAVORISE association welcomes you to the convent all year long, any event is accompanied by the associates, each beginning of the year, the inhabitants of the micro-region are invited to share the galette des Rois, then follow the famous convivial evenings around the pulenta, the Corsican soup, the famous couscous and the succulent Soisson beans! We can not forget, the driving role of the association for the days and festive evenings in May and beginning of August, the kermesses also, the regular participations in the days of the associations, finally, the active part taken with the creation and the start of the SORRU IN MUSICA music festival.

Every week, activities are offered: Scrabble, painting workshops, cardboard boxes, icons, cooking training; to which must be added, this year the workshop manual work and sewing training.
To promote, in the context of the convent the ENCOUNTER AND SHARING among all people of good will, to participate in the outreach of the convent in Corsica and well beyond, the association of friends of the convent created in 1998 THE DEBATES OF THE SUMMER and has just given substance to the project of ENCOUNTERS IN WINTER, "I SCONTRI DI INVERNU" To date, More than 200 speakers came to the convent enrich our debates.
To ensure the LINK between the convent and the inhabitants of the region the association of friends created in 1998 the monthly magazine INSEME "Per a cumunicazione, fraternità ea fèdè" 326 issues published to date, with the regular assistance of the parishes, the sector fund and especially of high-performance writers and writers. The free monthly of the association is distributed in all the villages, it can be sent home for a participation in the expenses of sending 12 € annual.
ADDRESSES and COORDINATES:
President. Michel BRUNE Superior of the convent. Saint Francis Convent. 20160 Vico. 04 95 26 83 83.
F. BASSI. 0675334295. F. MATTEI. 0688334023. L.FERRACCI. 0678664389.