National Council of The U.S.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Mission, Values and Goals
Holiness of Life
Growth in intimacy with Jesus is a life long process.
Prayer is essential, personal can communal.
Service to the Poor
Dignity of the human person
Preferential option for the poor
Identification of Jesus with the poor
Virtue of humility
Poverty in spirit as the primary Beatitude
The Society is concerned with charity and justice.
The virtue of charity, within and outside of the Society Solidarity
Community of Faith
End Poverty Through Systemic Change
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization that 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 our founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and our patron, St. Vincent de Paul.