Our Mission

Together with our friends, collaborators, and benefactors, the Vincentian priests and brothers of the Western Province bring the light of the Gospel to the world. Like our founder, St. Vincent de Paul, we see the face of Christ in the poor, the lonely, and the forgotten. We fulfill our mission, nurtured by prayer and communal life, by caring for God’s people, wherever they may be.

Our Stories

Making a difference in our communities

For more than 200 years, the Vincentian priests and brothers in America have dedicated their lives to caring for the less-fortunate in society. The Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission continually seeks out ways to help vulnerable populations, including food and clothing programs, rent and utility assistance, and more, as well as food, medical, education, and training programs for the poor in Kenya.

Are you being called to serve? 

In today’s society, hearing God’s call is not easy. We’ve assembled a discernment guide and other resources and contact information to help determine if the Vincentian life of fraternity, prayer, and service might be for you.

See the face of Jesus.

Be the face of Jesus.

Supporting the Mission

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink…” Mt. 25:35

In Matthew’s gospel, Christ tells us that in the faces of the poor we will see His face. This is the centerpiece of our mission as Vincentians and as Christians. Our donors make it possible for the Vincentian priests and brothers to continue doing Christ’s work for the poor in the U.S. and Kenya. Learn about our opportunities to support the work of the Vincentians.