Celebrating 170 Years of Vincentians in Philadelphia




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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.

40 Days. 40 Stories. Lent 2019

As Vincentians, we seek Christ in the faces and hearts of the people we encounter every day. Throughout the Lenten season, men and women just like you will share stories of how they have encountered Christ in their lives. Join us on this journey of faith, and dive deeper into the heart of Christ this Lent! 

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

We Forget Mary Was a Young Teenager

It is so easy to forget Mary was a young teenager. Did you know that... before Mary was seen as the mother of all, before the countless devotions of Mary spread throughout the world, before she was crowned the Queen of heaven, before statues, shrines, and paintings...

Please pray for Mr. John McPartlan, John Carney’s uncle

March 22, 2019 Please pray for Mr. John McPartlan, John Carney’s uncle, who entered hospice in-patient care yesterday outside of Scranton, PA. Favor de rezar por el Sr. John McPartlan, tío de John Carney, quien ingresó ayer a un centro de cuidado paliativo cerca de...

Blood Sisters and Brothers

When we pray the “Our” Father, the words can have particular meaning as they call us to affirm our kinship to one another.

Reflecting on Christ this Lent

Throughout Lent, men and women just like you will share stories of how they have encountered Christ in their lives. Have you missed a reflection? Catch up here!

What Vincentians Can Learn from St. Joseph’s Dreams

Pope Francis reminded me there are many things followers of Vincent and Louise can learn from St. Joseph.