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

The Humility of Not Taking Gifts for Granted

Father Tom McKenna lifts up the heritage and treasures from Louise and Vincent we might have taken for granted.

Catching Up on Vincentian Values During Lent – Week Three

Experience the Vincentian Values through the stories of people inspired by St. Vincent de Paul. Through the 40 days of Lent, a new story will be shared daily. Make it your Lenten challenge to dive into the five Vincentian virtues of simplicity, meekness, mortification, humility and zeal.

Fr. Jack Timlin Prepares for Ministry in Kenya

What is it like to prepare for his new ministry of preparing students in the Internal Seminary of Novitiate in Kenya? Fr. Jack TImlin shares his impressions from his first visit to Kenya where he will soon begin ministry.

What does being “simple as a dove” really mean?

“Be simple as doves” It is an expression well known even beyond Vincentian circles. But I for one never thought to look into why the dove is used as a symbol of simplicity.

Vincentian Solidarity in Action around the World

.St. Vincent De Paul taught his confreres to serve the poor through collaborative, innovative, and sustainable ways. The Vincentian Solidarity Office, physically located on the grounds of St. Vincent’s Seminary in Germantown PA. is making that possible by its funding of just such projects in various parts the world.

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