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Mission Statement of the Society: Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering, in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.

"We do not choose to be Vincentians, we are chosen. Vincentian work is a lifelong vocation. Our way of life is defined by carrying out our four main missions: spirituality, fellowship, helping the poor, and giving others a chance to help the poor."

Members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group and economic level, as a reflection of the whole family of God. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.

Organized locally, Vincentians witness Godís love by embracing all works of charity and justice.The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served, because in them Vincentians see the face of Christ.