As Vincentians, we serve the poor, the forgotten, and the unloved with Christ’s fire of love. We walk in the footsteps of Christ and aim to serve Him in everyone we encounter. Daily, we act upon the call to go forth to the edges of society and share God’s love. Like St. Vincent de Paul, we hold in our hearts a special love for the poor.
In a spirit of simplicity and humility, we share God’s love and message of hope with every person we meet. Whether in a helping hand, a listening ear, or a prayer of blessing, we walk alongside God’s people and answer their needs. God lives within all people, and it is in the faces of those we serve that we seek the face of Our Lord. The Gospel of Christ is one of encounter.
Who will you encounter today?
Students in Vincentian Education
Through a Catholic education at a Vincentian university, immigrants and low-income families experience greater opportunity. Discover how Vincentians in education encourage deep roots of faith and a lifelong commitment to service.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11
Incarcerated Individuals and Returning Citizens
Men and women in prison are some of the most invisible people in society. Learn how Vincentians support these individuals through their struggle to reform their lives.
“I was in prison and you came to visit me … I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” – Matthew 25:36, 40
Individuals Struggling with Addiction & Recovery
We walk with individuals struggling to break the grip of addiction. Learn how we support these individuals socially, emotionally, spiritually, and offer hope of a life beyond addiction.
“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.” – 1 Peter 5:10
Immigrants, Migrants and Refugees
All are welcome in the family of God. Learn how Vincentians welcome ethnic peoples and cultures, and minister to their unique needs.
“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” – Galatians 3:28
Mary’s Miraculous Medal Family
We, Vincentians, have a special relationship with Mary as Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Learn more about how Mary unites us in a family of prayer, and shares the hope and grace of her Son, Jesus.
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” – Hebrews 4:16
Vincentian Parish Communities
Learn how Vincentians partner with the laity and local communities to build strong, thriving networks of faith.
“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” – Ephesians 4:4-6