Prayer in Action

The Priests and Brothers of St. Vincent de Paul (Vincentians) total more than 3,000 worldwide, and serve in 86 countries. Like their founder, Vincentians focus on serving society’s marginalized, lonely, poor, and morally impoverished—as well as working for social justice and evangelical charity.

Vincentians commit themselves to four core vows: poverty, chastity, obedience, and stability. Exemplary of a new form of religious life, Vincentians live a powerful blend of contemplative prayer and societal action.

Ask a Vincentian priest or Vincentian brother why he entered the Congregation of the Mission, and you will hear an inviting story.