A Message From The Provincial

Thank you for your interest in the Vincentians of the Western Province. Whether you are considering a religious vocation, learning more about our ministry to the poor or offering your prayerful support, we are delighted you’re here. We have so many faithful friends, collaborators and benefactors like you who help make possible our efforts in the foot steps of St. Vincent de Paul.

Your willingness to walk with the poor, feed the hungry, visit the sick, welcome the stranger and care for the least of God’s people will touch hearts and change lives.

Now, more than ever, the priests and brothers of the Western Province invite you to join us in prayer as we reach out to the poor, the lonely, the sick and the vulnerable throughout the western United States and in Kenya, East Africa. We are humbled by your willingness to walk with the poor, feed the hungry, visit the sick, welcome the stranger and care for the least of God’s people.

This year we celebrate 200 years of a Vincentian presence in the United States, and we look ahead to our third century of service. I invite you to spend a few minutes learning about the lives of those we serve every day and the works of prayer, sacrament and service made possible by the generosity and dedication of so many. I hope that these stories bring great joy and peace for you and your loved ones.

Yours in St. Vincent,

Very Reverend Ray Van Dorpe, C.M.
Provincial Superior