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.

Be Like Jesus

Mar 02, 2023   /   Home, News and Events, People Profile

Deaconate Orlando Chavarría Gutiérrez Begins his Journey Nestled deep in the heart of Panama is Volcán, a town where the members of the Congregation of the Mission have…

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Ordination 2023: Highlights of the Deaconate Ordination of Orlando Gutiérrez, CM

Feb 15, 2023   /   Home, News and Events

The deaconate ordination of Orlando Ariel Chavarría Gutiérrez, CM, at our Panama ministry, was celebrated on Saturday morning, February 11. Confreres and laity from all over the Region…

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Vincentian Chair Lecture Stresses Importance of Authentic Belonging

Feb 03, 2023   /   Home, News and Events

Dr. Copeland is this year’s holder of the St. John’s University Vincentian Chair of Social Justice; the theme for her lecture series is “Visions of Freedom: A Political Theology for Our Time.” She will present three more lectures on similar topics throughout the 2022–23 academic year.

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Foundation Day Liturgy Celebrates Origin of Vincentian Charism

Feb 03, 2023   /   Home, News and Events

Vincentian charism, celebrated annually during the liturgical year on January 25—the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle—was highlighted in a Foundation Day liturgy that marked the 406th anniversary of the founding of the Vincentian charism.

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Niagara University Celebrated as Educational Organization of the Year by Buffalo Business First

Feb 01, 2023   /   Home, News and Events

Niagara University has been named as one of a select group of companies recognized by Buffalo Business First for its outstanding work in 2022. The publication cited the university’s investment in faculty and capital projects.

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A Circuitous Route

Feb 01, 2023   /   Home, News and Events, People Profile

On a cold, blustery day in March at Niagara University (a Vincentian institution) in Niagara Falls, New York, Fr. Aidan Rooney, CM, cannot help but poke fun at himself.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.…

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