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
Fr. Michael Carroll, C.M.

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.

Voices from Around the Province

Vincentian Family fighting for indigenous people in Panama

Tracy L. Barnett, writing for the Global Sisters Report, offers insight into the work done by an Eastern Province confrere and a Sister of Mercy who is the blood sister of another Eastern Province confrere.

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Welcoming the stranger at St. John’s – Where diversity lives

“Where other schools set diversity as a goal, we (St. John’s University) consider it our identity.”

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New provincial for Eastern Province

Superior General, Fr. Tomaz Mavric, C.M., with the consent of his Council, has confirmed the election of Fr. Stephen M. Grozio, C.M. as Provincial of the Eastern Province.

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Pope Francis – World Youth Day Panama 2019 Message

Pope Francis today released his 2017  Message for World Youth Day, in anticipation for World Youth Day Panama 2019. Below, find the full English text of his address: Dear young people, With the memory...
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Pope Francis Grants Vincentian Family a Plenary Indulgence #famvin400

Pope Francis Grants Vincentian Family a Plenary Indulgence #famvin400 On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian charism, the Holy Father, through the Apostolic Penitentiary, has granted the whole Vincentian Family, a Plenary Indulgence (Confession,...
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