Robert P. Maloney, C.M., served as Superior General for the Congregation of the Mission of St. Vincent de Paul for twelve years. He now serves as Coordinator of the joint projects of the Daughters of Charity and the Community of Sant’Egidio in Project DREAM in Africa.

  • May 6, 1939 Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • June 10, 1958 Entered the Congregation of the Mission in Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
  • May 28, 1966 Ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Joseph Daly at Mary Immaculate Seminary, Northampton, PA, USA
  • 1966-1968 Studied at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, receiving a doctorate in Moral Theology
  • 1969-1979 Professor of moral theology at Mary Immaculate Seminary, Northampton, PA USA
  • 1970-1979 Rector of Mary Immaculate Seminary, Northampton, PA, USA
  • 1979-1983 Superior, Vincentian Residence, Niagara Falls, NY
  • January-June 1986 Missionary and Pastor in Boquerón, Panama
  • 1986-1992 Assistant General, Congregation of the Mission, Rome, Italy
  • 1992-2004 Superior General, Congregation of the Mission, Rome, Italy
  • October 1994 Participant in the Synod of Bishops on Consecrated Life
  • 1994-1997 Member of the Council of 18 at the Vatican
  • 1995-2000 Member of Cor Unum at the Vatican
  • October 2001 Participant in the Synod of Bishops on the Role of Bishops
  • 2005-2014 Chairperson of Commission for Promoting Systemic Change
  • 2005-present Coordinator of the joint projects of the Daughters of Charity and the Community of Sant’Egidio in Project DREAM in Africa
  • 2001-2009 Member of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life at the Vatican
  • 2002-2004 Apostolic Visitor for the Vatican to mediate problems in a religious community in France
  • Nov.-Dec. 2004 Apostolic Visitor for the Vatican to mediate problems in a religious community in India
  • 2010-2012 Apostolic Visitor for the Vatican, in Ireland, to investigate problems and make recommendations concerning safeguarding children
  • 2011-2012 Vincentian Chair for Social Justice, St. John’s University
  • 2005-present Member of Board of Trustees, DePaul University, Chicago
  • 2014- present Member of Board of Trustees, St. John’s University, NY

Author of seven books: The Way of Vincent de Paul, He Hears the Cry of the Poor, Seasons in Spirituality, Go: On the Missionary Spirituality of St. Vincent de Paul, Turn Everything to Love, Faces of Holiness, ‘Tis a Gift to be Simple. Co-author, with the members of the Commission for Promoting Systemic Change, of Seeds of Hope: Stories of Systemic Change

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