We are the Priests and Brothers of St. Vincent de Paul

We Serve the Poor and Marginalized in the Eastern United States and Panama

We Follow Jesus Christ, Evangelizer of the Poor

We Keep the Flame Missionary Fire of Charity Burning Brightly

Charity. Service. Mercy. Vincentian.



Sent to Evangelize the Poor


We follow the call of Jesus Christ to share the good news with the poor, marginalized and abandoned in society.

Together in the Mission


We serve in multiple missions, parishes, and universities in the eastern United States of America.

Patron of Charity


St. Vincent de Paul, patron saint of charity, founded the Congregation of the Mission 400 years ago in France.

A Rich Heritage

In 2017, the Congregation of the Mission, together with the other branches of the Vincentian family, celebrate 400 years of living our mission of evangelizing the poor with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In the Eastern Province, our priests’ and brothers’ legacy of service extends over 200 years, and has spanned the United States, South America and Asia, with missions in China, Panama, and Bolivia.

Vibrant in Faith

The Congregation of the Mission’s Eastern Province serves Philadelphia, New York, and small cities and towns on the east coast of the United States and missions in Panama.

Embracing all Cultures and Peoples

We believe that each person was created by God to be loved and cherished. We celebrate the diversity of cultures, peoples and languages, and especially focus on ministry to the cultural minorities in the United States.  Together, we are a people of God united in mission, and believe that the saving Gospel message of Christ was meant for all.

A Timeless Faith

We follow Jesus Christ, evangelizer of the poor, and keep St. Vincent de Paul’s missionary fire of charity burning brightly in our ministerial and pastoral services to the poor, abandoned, and marginalized. In addition to providing spiritual care to those in our communities, we advocate for social justice, after the teachings of the Catholic Church.

We are Sent to Love and Serve the Poor



“The Vincentians I have met are joyful people. I heard a call that asked me to set aside time to look more closely at living a life of service to the poor centered on the love of Christ Jesus.”

Voices from Around the Province

Welcoming the Stranger in St. Vincent’s Parish, Philadelphia

The Pope’s call to welcome the stranger is certainly welcomed in the community of St. Vincent’s parish.

Advent and the dented coin – Taking another look

Taking another look is particularly relevant during Advent as we journey toward the birth of Jesus.

Inventive Unto Infinity – A Presence Hidden in Plain Sight

I must admit that I never saw the connection that was hidden in plain sight. In the Eucharist, for those who believe life is changed, not ended.

May Hope Shine Brightly This Advent

Brothers and Sisters, May the peace of our Lord be with us always!   The season of Advent is a wonderful time, but it is also a very busy time for us.  Our Confreres generously give of themselves, hearing confessions, celebrating liturgies, preparing homilies,...

Too early for the Shepherds and Wise Men?

The wise men and shepherds were seekers. Their lives were not filled up with themselves and their personal needs. They were open and looking for the long-awaited one.

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