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

Facing the tension between doing and being

Fr. Tom McKenna recently wrote of facing the tension between doing and being praying and acting. Years ago I heard Fr. Robert Maloney say something about St. Vincent de Paul I never forgot. “Hardly have I ever read somebody who could come down on one side of an issue...
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Mark McGreevy video – European Parliament presentation

Mark McGreevy, of the Famvin Homeless Alliance, addressed a gathering at the European Parliament to honor the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian Family. Here in its entirety is Mark’s address, courtesy of the Congregation of the Mission.

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On Evangelization, or the Awareness of Being Loved

  Recently I was asked to preach at one of the Mondays of the Summer Novena of Hope. The topic: "What is The New Evangelization?”  I have grown up with the Vincentian tradition of the Miraculous Medal Novena. Over the years, I have often reflected on “The New...
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Father Andrew Bellisario, C.M. named Bishop in Alaska

Father Andrew Bellisario to head the Diocese of Juneau, Alaska.

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“Seeing” the beauty of the Miraculous Medal Shrine

“Seeing” the beauty of the Miraculous Medal Shrine

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