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.

Service

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 Relevance of “Charity’s Saint” For Today

Vincent de Paul: Charity’s Saint is a wonderful documentary about Saint Vincent and Saint Louise:. If you have not seen it, or have not seen it in a while, take some time this week to enjoy the trailer or full-length movie available on YouTube

Why Bother About a Man Who Lived 400 Years Ago?

Why bother about a man who lived 400 years ago? Why are more than a million people from all walks of life and every corner of the world on fire with a passion to serve following in his footsteps?

Did St. Vincent Ever Envision Vincentian Universities?

The short answer to the question “Did Vincent ever envision Vincentian Universities?” is probably no. But that may not be the right question. Read what is happening. You be the judge!

Listen – What a Novel Idea!

Fr. Pat Griffin reflects on the lack of civil discourse today. He suggests that the real problem is our inability to listen before we speak or engage in a conversation or act.

New Novena in Preparation for the Feast of St Vincent

The international website of the Congregation of the Mission is publishing texts of a newly developed novena in multiple languages.

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