Welcome to the Vincentians of the Eastern Province

Saint Vincent de Paul founded the Congregation of the Mission in 1625 to share Christ’s love with the poor and to educate the clergy. Today, the Vincentians—as these priests and brothers are commonly called—have 3,100 professed members, in 95 countries, and serving 507 local communities. The Vincentians of the Eastern Province serve up-and-down the east coast of the United States, in Alabama, and in Panama. Their ministries range from pastoring parishes, serving indigenous peoples, addiction treatment, prisoner reentry programs, higher education, and so much more. To see a map of where they serve click HERE, and browse around this website for news, reflections, videos, and much more.

Miraculous Medal Shrine Elevated to Minor Basilica Status

Jan 30, 2023   /   Home, News and Events

The Miraculous Medal Shrine, a ministry of Vincentian Priests and Brothers, Eastern Province, USA, has been elevated by the Vatican to Minor Basilica status, a designation shared by only 91 other churches in the United States.

Continue Reading

The Miraculous Medal Shrine Crypt

Dec 19, 2022   /   Home, News and Events, The Message, The Message Current

Hidden deep beneath the Shrine (yet accessible from the building’s Lower Level) the Crypt, also known as the Shrine’s Mortuary Chapel, is the final resting place of 71 Vincentian priests, brothers, and seminarians.

Continue Reading

Exposing human Trafficking

Nov 16, 2022   /   Home, News and Events

As a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Sr. Loisel describes herself as “an activist for the poor in this world.

Continue Reading

Pope Francis blesses sculpture promoting Vincentian’s “13 Houses Campaign”

Nov 14, 2022   /   Home, News and Events

As part of the Sixth World Day of the Poor, which will be celebrated next Sunday, Nov. 13, Pope Francis today blessed “Sheltering”, a sculpture depicting the plight of the homeless.

Continue Reading

Fr. James Maher, CM, announces Niagara University’s Capital Campaign

Nov 11, 2022   /   Home, News and Events

“Powering Transformation: The Campaign for Niagara University,” seeks to raise $125 million by December 2023.

Continue Reading

Give Me 5: Brother Alfred Smith, CM

Nov 10, 2022   /   Around the Province, Home

A monthly series in Vincentian Voices where we ask five random questions to an Eastern Province Priest or Brother. This month, we talk with Brother Alfred Smith, CM.…

Continue Reading

St. John’s Students Tour the UN with Vincentian NGO Representative

Nov 10, 2022   /   Home, News and Events

Student leaders from the University toured the headquarters of the international agency, thrilled to discover how closely aligned the goals of the UN are with the mission of the Vincentians.

Continue Reading


Oct 31, 2022   /   Home, News and Events

From Brooklyn to Central America to Spain and locations in between, Fr. Astor Rodriguez, CM, has lived, ministered, and studied in a myriad places as a Vincentian.

Continue Reading

St. Vincent De Paul Church Celebrates Completion of Interior Renovation

Oct 18, 2022   /   Home, News and Events

Parish to host Community Open House on Saturday, October 22 St. Vincent De Paul Church, a 173-year-old Catholic parish in the heart of Germantown, recently completed an ambitious…

Continue Reading

Homelessness – Our Heritage and Challenge

Sep 22, 2022   /   Around the Province, Home

As we approach the feast of St. Vincent de Paul we can draw strength and be challenged by all that St. Vincent did.

Continue Reading

St. John’s University Breaks Ground on Health Sciences Center

Aug 24, 2022   /   Home, News and Events

A ceremonial groundbreaking for the construction of a Health Sciences Center at St. John’s University took place on Thursday, May 12, on the Queens, NY, campus, designed to train future generations of caregivers in health care.

Continue Reading

Give Me 5 – Fr. Luis Romero, C.M.

Jul 27, 2022   /   Home, People Profile

A monthly series in Vincentian Voices that asks five random questions to an Eastern Province Priest or Brother. This month, we talk with Vocations Director, Fr. Luis Romero, C.M.

Continue Reading

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with how we are living up to the mission of St. Vincent de Paul, and how you can help.