Celebrating 170 Years of the Vincentian Priests and Brothers in the Philadelphia Region

“Our vocation is to go, not just to one parish, not just to one diocese, but all over the world; and do what? To set people’s hearts on fire, to do what the Son of God did. He came to set the world on fire in order to inflame it with His love.”

~St. Vincent de Paul, 30 May 1659

2019 marks the 170th anniversary of the Vincentian priests and brothers in the Philadelphia region. Join us throughout the year as we share stories of the rich history, influence and experiences of these missionary men. Travel back in time and discover the good works and impact of the followers of St. Vincent de Paul, who have come together to promote their message of devotion to the Blessed Mother through the Miraculous Medal, and service to the poor and marginalized in the Philadelphia region and throughout the eastern province of the United States. Our year-long observance is a reminder of these actions and dedication of the Vincentians, who continue to create a societal impact by tackling the world’s greatest challenges. In the words of their founder, which still resonate today: “Our vocation is to go, not just to one parish, not just to one diocese, but all over the world; and do what? To set people’s hearts on fire.”

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