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

Vincentian Voices at the UN

Guillermo Campuzano, CM, UN NGO Congregation of the Mission Representative, presents the views of the Vincentian International Network for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (VIN-JPIC) regarding three areas of concern – Nicaragua, Migrant, and Venezuela. These views are based on reports from the Vincentian Family on the ground in these areas.

Choosing Up Sides – God’s Way

Choosing up sides doesn’t make sense in God’s world. God’s embraces us each with the warmest and widest of hugs.

Down Memory Lane… to the Future

St. John the Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant, founded before the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, is the mother church of the diocesan seminary, a university and one of the city’s largest food distributing charities

Who are You Calling a Radical?

Fr. Griffin’s reflection is an invitation for each of us to look at our own understanding of what it means to be radical, a Vincentian radical, and whether we walk this path with our actions in the nitty-gritty of our daily life.

+ Fr. Louis Franz, C.M. + of the Western Province

Please pray for the eternal the respose of Fr. Louis Franz, CM of the Province of the West.

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