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

Imagining the moment when Vincent died

Fr. Pat Griffin imagines the moment when Vincent died. What did it feel like at the moment to the many important people of the day… and to those on the margins?

+ Fr. John Crowley

Rev. John Anthony Crowley died on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the age of 86 after a long illness.

Vocations – Feast of St. Vincent Letter from Superior General

As we enter the second half of the jubilee year, I fervently renew this invitation to each confrere individually, this time concretely directed to the consecrated life, to put every effort possible into helping youth answer Jesus’s call.

The Things I Learned (in Kindergarten)

Evoking one of my favorite insights of the great theologian Karl Rahner, “forgotten truths”, Fr. Robert Maloney reminds the Vincentian Family of forgotten truths about our role in creation.

Vincentian Values and Systemic Change at Niagara University

Niagara professor and student collaborate in the kind of social analysis that is part of understanding systemic change.

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