Our Connection to the Vincentians
One of the central purposes of CAMM is to support the education and formation of men for the priesthood and brotherhood in the Congregation of the Mission, and to support the aged and infirm Vincentians of the Eastern Province of the Congregation.
Many revere the Vincentians for their tremendous contributions to our spiritual community and our world, but few realize the beautiful connection that they have to the Miraculous Medal, and our identity as an organization.
The Miraculous Medal was revealed to St. Catherine Labouré in 1830. St. Catherine was a member of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, and her vision of Our Lady occurred in the motherhouse of the Daughters of Charity in Paris, France.
St. Vincent de Paul, recognized as the “Great Apostle of Charity,” was also the founder of the Vincentian Order of Priests and Brothers. It was Father Joseph Skelly, CM, a Vincentian priest, who founded the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal in 1915.
Both through our founding and the manifestation of the Miraculous Medal, we are closely tied to St. Vincent de Paul, and his beautiful legacy of charitable giving.
St. Vincent de Paul
Learn about the life and work of St. Vincent de Paul, the Great Apostle of Charity and founder of the Sisters of Charity and the Congregation of Priests and Brothers.
Priests and Brothers of St. Vincent de Paul
Called by the Holy Spirit, St. Vincent de Paul founded the Congregation of the Mission to serve and share Christ with society’s poorest and most marginalized members.
St. Vincent de Paul Circle
People from every walk of life join the Vincentians to help the poor in St. Vincent de Paul Circle, which seeks to respond compassionately to those in need.
Consider a Vocation
Is the Lord calling you to help in the Spirit of St. Vincent de Paul? Consult these resources for more information.