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2021-22 Mission Stats

(Updated July 1, 2021)

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OUR MISSION

The Vincentians of the Western Province serve in 21 parishes in the U.S. and Kenya and sponsor the largest Catholic university in the United States. They lead dozens of parish missions each year, operate a range of assistance programs for the materially poor, console patients and their families as hospital chaplains, and assist with the formation of future priests in seminaries across the country.

By your prayers, good works, and generosity, you help the Vincentians reach out to the poor, lonely, and abandoned.

In our ministry, we honor the dignity of each person we meet. By our words and the example of our lives, the Vincentians of the Western Province share the good news of Jesus Christ with everyone who seeks His saving grace. None of this is possible without your help.

Each of us is called to follow Christ – to give generously and serve selflessly. By your prayers, your participation in our work, and your generosity, you help the Vincentians evangelize the less fortunate.

Provincial Council

Fr. Patrick McDevitt, C.M., Provincial

Fr. Tom Esselman, C.M., Assistant Provincial

Fr. James Osendorf, C.M., Consultor

Fr. Richard Wehrmeyer, C.M., Consultor

Fr. Derek Swanson, C.M, Consultor

Fr. Guillermo Campuzano, C.M., Consultor

A Message From The Provincial

St. Vincent de Paul founded the Congregation of the Mission on January 25, 1625 in Paris, France. He brought to the mission a passion for serving the poor. That same passion endures today.

The Vincentians of the Congregation’s Western Province serve in more than 20 parishes in the western half of the United States and Kenya. We run programs that provide food, clothing, rent and utility assistance, and more for the less fortunate. Our confreres also conduct parish missions for thousands of parishioners each year, and the Congregation sponsors Chicago’s DePaul University, the largest Catholic university in the United States.

In the spirit and tradition of our founder, who called the poor “our masters who feed us,” we see the face of Christ in those we serve and we devote our lives to doing His work on Earth. We invite you to join us, whether it be through donations to help us do this important work or by exploring whether God may be calling you to join us as a Vincentian priest or brother.

 

Sincerely in Vincent DePaul,

Fr. Patrick McDevitt, C.M.
Provincial Superior

OUR FOUNDER

Ordained in 1600, Vincent de Paul began his priesthood working with some of the wealthiest, most prestigious families in France. For five years, he served as household tutor and spiritual director to the influential Gondi family. While he loved the experience, Vincent soon found his true calling – ministering to the poor. He devoted his life to prayer, selfless service, and sacramental ministry, and he worked to announce the Gospel to the poor.

Vincent ministered to those on the fringes of society – galley slaves, war victims, and the materially poor.

Following the unmistakable promptings of the Holy Spirit, Vincent understood the power and purity of God’s message: evangelize the poor. Together with his companions, Vincent shaped the Little Company. They ministered to those on the fringes of society – galley slaves, war victims, and the materially poor. In prayer, Vincent begged God for the humility, simplicity, and gentleness he needed to carry out this important work.

St. Vincent de Paul’s charism has lived on for four centuries. Vincentian priests and brothers follow his example of holiness and energetic labors, dedicating their lives to prayer, community
life, and evangelical service, seeking out those most in need of God’s love and mercy.

St. Vincent de Paul: A Person of the 17th Century; A Person for the 21st Century

This video, produced by Niagara University, tells the fascinating story of the life and work of our founder, St. Vincent de Paul and his commitment to serving the poor. 

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