For more than 400 years, the Vincentian Priests and Brothers of the Eastern Province have served the poor and abandoned by following St. Vincent de Paul.
He went where needs were greatest—wherever the poor, sick, and neglected could be found—and he served them with a humble heart. Like him, we enter into the world of the poor and those living on the margins, and share the Word of God with the world around us.
When he founded the Congregation of the Mission in 1625, St. Vincent wanted his followers to be fundamentally about actions, not words. All of this has helped shape a wide variety of Vincentian ministries: education and parishes; immigrants, migrants, and refugees; incarcerated and returning citizens; addiction and recovery; homeless, poverty, or hunger; devotion to our Blessed Mother, her Miraculous Medal, and her son, Jesus.
The Vincentians live together in community and commit to vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and stability. This isn’t only about working together or being efficient; it’s about being brothers and supporting one another.
The life of a Vincentian is filled with community, charity, and authenticity. It’s filled with serving others. It’s filled with God. It’s a life that makes a difference.