Province News

You Are a Partner in Our Mission

Thanks to the prayerful support of our donors and friends, the Vincentians of the Western Province have accomplished much in service to the poor this past year. Their generosity touches in the lives of those served in our parishes and schools, in soup kitchens and retreat centers, and in villages and towns outside Nairobi, Kenya. Here are a few of the ways the support of our donors has impacted the lives of those in need: You helped the Vincentians provide additional housing options for more than 60 homeless people in St. Louis, MO, through a partnership with Depaul USA. You […]

Fr. Toshio Sato, C.M., Becomes U.S. Citizen

He grew up a farm boy in a rural area of Japan, 150 miles north of Tokyo. The nearest city is Fukushima the site of the nuclear reactor disaster caused by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 20,000 people. His father was a leader at the local Buddhist temple. Every morning his grandmother faithfully said her prayers and invited the boy to sit next to her as she chanted before the Buddhist shrine in her home.  This family was a traditional rural farming family growing rice. The boy’s name is Toshio Sato. He was an excellent student […]

New Director of Formation In Kenya

Fr. Pat McDevitt, C.M., recently was assigned to the Vincentian Region in Kenya, where he serves as Director of Formation. In his new role, Fr. Pat oversees and supports the education and formation of more than 30 seminarians at the DePaul Centre in Nairobi. Since his ordination in 1986, he has been involved in parish ministry, seminary formation, spiritual direction, counseling, teaching and preaching retreats. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy, Masters of Divinity, Masters of Science and Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling Psychology.