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.
Fr. Michael Carroll, C.M.
Many graces during your Lenten Journey!
Last Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, the newspapers said that 60,000 people received Ashes at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York.
I will never forget Ash Wednesday at St. John’s University it was the day that the Church saw its greatest number of visitors. I will also never forget the days after those crowds. There was a change in the number of people attending the two daily Masses. All of Lent saw a bump in the numbers at those Masses. This was the group who had made a commitment to the Lenten Season.
During the next 40 days I encourage all of you to be among those who have made clear commitments to this opportunity that Lent gives us: Prayer, Almsgiving, Fasting, and Charity – we can give 10 days to each. Let us use these days well and find ourselves at Easter better able to recognize the risen Lord.