The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is composed of men and women, known as Vincentians, who seek personal holiness through works of charity. They strive to act in the image of Jesus, do God’s will, and devote themselves to the service of the poor and suffering.
Vincentians dedicate themselves to those in need, share in spirituality, promote a life of prayer and reflection, and work together to bring the most aid and comfort they can to their neighbors. It is a community of action – transforming concern for those in need into concrete service and understanding.
The cornerstone of the Vincentian journey is the Home Visit – in which Vincentians meet with clients in their place of residence so that they may better understand their struggles and needs. By meeting face to face with their neighbors, Vincentians see the Face of Christ in those they are blessed to serve.
Members of our SVdP conferences, called Vincentians, in conjunction with fostering our spiritual development, serve communities throughout the Diocese of Pittsburgh to assist those in need. The focal point of our vocation is the person-to-person encounters and the acts of charity for our neighbors – whoever they may be.
• Vincentians serve anyone in need
• Vincentians visit individuals and families in pairs
• Vincentians assist with immediate and long term needs
• Vincentians have a reverence for the Poor
• Vincentians embrace three Essential Elements – Spirituality, Friendship & Service
• Vincentians serve as the face of Christ to those we are blessed to serve
• Vincentians feed the hungry
• Vincentians advocate for the poor and the needy
• Vincentians meet regularly to grow in our spirituality with an emphasis on serving the marginalized and the forgotten
Want to learn more about becoming a Vincentian? Contact Mike Calorie, Director of Conference Formation by phone (412) 321-1071, Ext. 203 or email. It will be a life changing experience for you.