350th Anniversary of Saints Vincent & Louise

350th Anniversary of Vincetian Formation

St. Vincent de Paul

Vincent gave his energies and life to the needs of the poor in 17th century France.

St. Louise de Marillac

A pioneer in religious life and in the provision of human services.


Niagara University Theatre presented "The Concert for St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac," for the community on Feb. 6, 2010 in commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the death of these two saints. A variety of classical, spiritual and Broadway music and poetry readings were featured. The concert spotlighted the musical talents of Niagara University department of theater and fine arts adjunct professors Bryan Eckenrode (cello), Cristen Gregory (soloist), and a choir of theater studies students, along with Roland E. Martin, a composer and director of the Freudig Singers. Several faculty members served as poetry readers while Brother Martin Schneider, C.M. coordinated the event and Brother Augustine Towey, C.M. served as narrator.

Front row (L-R): Devan Corcoran, Erica Diederich and Renee Landrigan. Second row (L-R): Bryan Eckenrode, Mary Boatman, Kerisa Bonville, Emily Pedersen, Jamie Nablo, Celine Keefe and Dr. Sharon Watkinson. Third row (L-R): Roland E. Martin, Fabio Del Carlo, Micheal Van Dyke, Erin Daley, Andrew Adolf, Joe Liolos, Brother Augustine Towey, C.M. and Cristen Gregory. Back row (L-R): Brother Martin Schneider, C.M., Geoffrey Redick, Nick Gnacinski, Nick Lama, Michael Wachowiak, Alan Trinca and Doug Zschiegner.