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.


May your hearts be filled with the hope of Easter!

I pray that these next 50 days of the Easter Season be days of grace for all of you. On June 4th we will celebrate Pentecost and all these days before the Feast allow us the opportunity to pray, Come Holy Spirit, over and over again.

In these early Easter Days we join the Church in reflecting on Jesus being present among us. Gospel after Gospel presents us with Jesus in the midst of his disciples. The grace that we look forward to in these days is the grace to recognize his presence anew. As Vincentians, we pray for the grace to see him as St. Vincent did in the lives and persons of the poor he ministered to.

The Acts of the Apostles remind us of the effort involved in living as the Christian Community. The task might be challenging but not impossible because Christ is with us and has given us his words and actions to make our very own.
On the Ascension, we hear Christ’s last words again, Love one another. The work of the Church is ours and the call to love is our daily guide.

As we await the coming of the Holy Spirit on June 4th, may we confidently pray that the Spirit’s coming again may make our fractured world whole.

A Happy Easter!

Voices from Around the Province

SVDP calls for action on health care

Neither the previously passed House version or this new version, re-branded as the “Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017 come close to adhering to the“Ten Commandments of Health Care Coverage” which the Society and many other faith-based organizations have developed to guide and measure proposed Federal legislation.

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Vincent never dreamed that…

In a ceremony commemorating the 400th anniversary of our family, the President of the European Parliament will host a ceremony honoring the service to the poor of the world by the Vincentian Family.

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What the founder of Amazon and Vincentians have in common

I am struck by a phrase used by the founder of Amazon, “the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact.” What a simple way of expressing where members of the Vincentian Family try to live.

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Welcoming the Stranger: Vincentian Family Gathering 2017

This article is written by Fr. Gregory Semeniuk, C.M.  who attended the Vincentian Family Gathering in early June. On the weekend of June 9-11, the Vincentian Family hosted an important meeting on “Welcoming the Stranger.” It took place in the Double Tree Hotel, near...
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Fr. Juventino Castillero, C.M.’s father gravely ill

Request for prayers for the father of our confrere Juventino Castillero.

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