"Make your affective love effective" St. Vincent de Paul
Welcome to St. Vincent de
Founded in 1833 by Frederic
Ozanam in Paris under the patronage of St. Vincent de Paul, today the
Society includes almost 900,000 members spread among 46,000 confraternities
in 130 countries of five continents.
Society's purpose is to provide direct aid to those who suffer, and to help
individuals reduce and even eliminate the causes of their suffering,
themselves. Society members use their own resources, sharing not only
possessions but the valuable gift of their presence.