In 1849, Bishop Francis Kenrick of the then-Diocese of Philadelphia made a wise decision that would bring great graces to the region when he invited the Vincentian Priests and Brother to come to Philadelphia to establish a parish.

In 2019, 170 years later, the Vincentians of the Eastern Province remain a blessing to the Philadelphia region, the East Coast, and Panama, establishing countless ministries for the poor, pastoring parishes, teaching in schools, and setting Hearts on Fire for Christ.

To celebrate this 170th milestone, the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal and the Vincentians of the Eastern Province commission a series of videos about the many ministries of the Vincentian Priests and Brothers in the Province.

The theme for the 170th Anniversary is Hearts on Fire because like St. Vincent de Paul and his faithful Vincentians, the Vincentians of the Eastern Province set hearts on fire with hope, love, and charity.

Please enjoy and share these timeless videos.