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.

Our Mission

Together in the Mission


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

Our Works

Patron of Charity


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

Our Founder

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.

Our History

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.

Our Communities

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.

Peoples We Serve

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.

Our Spirituality

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

Vincent woke up the Church

Today we celebrate the wave of energy set in motion by Vincent in 1617 – The preacher woke up the people – The preacher was caught the preaching and organizes the first of many other groups

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A ‘Lifer’ Recycled After 42 Years in Prison

Jeffrey Dean has a job with PAR Recycle Works whose byline is “Recycling electronics, Restoring lives.”

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Vincentian Family and the Good News symphony

The image of a symphony orchestra tied together Father Robert Maloney’s eight hopes in Chapter 1 of his new book.

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A First Experience of the Life of a Missionary

This article appears as the second of a three part series by Bemnet Malaku, a seminarian of the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission, studying at the Congregation’s Internal Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.  Bemnet is originally from Ethiopia...
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From East to West: Mary’s Miraculous Medal Family in Russia

Fr. Carl Pieber reports on his month long travels through Russia spreading devotion to Mary through the Miraculous Medal. He is currently the Deputy Director of International Miraculous Medal Association. Superior General Fr. Tomas Mavrick asked him to...
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