Saint Vincent de Paul

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History

St. Vincent de Paul was a social activist. In 1652 he founded the Congregation of the Mission or the Vincentians. He is the patron saint of charitable societies and is primarily recognized for his charity and compassion for the poor. The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul was not founded by Saint Vincent.

In the early 19th century in Paris and during the French Revolution there was great upheaval and poverty abounded. A new society was being formed, a republic based on equality, liberty and fraternity.

In 1833, Blessed Frederic Ozanam a young law student at the Sorbonne was challenged as to how he could alleviate poverty. A group of like minded individuals got together and 150 years after the death of Saint Vincent formed the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Twelve years later, in 1845, the first Society of St. Vincent de Paul was formed in St. Louis, Missouri, which is where the national headquarters is located.

Mission

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic organization, a network of friends that strive to live the gospel by serving Christ through those in need with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, creating a more compassionate world.

 

Spirituality

We grow in spirituality by offering person-to-person support and services to anyone who is in need.

 

Volunteer

If you would like to live the gospel through helping your neighbor please join us. Leave a message at the Parish Office at 520-622-6749. We will immediately respond to your call.

 

Requests

If you are in need of food, furniture, clothing, or rental assistance or have an emergency situation please call 520-622-6749. We will get back to you.