Let us work with a new love in service of the poor, looking for the most destitute and abandoned among them. Let us recognize that before God they are our Lords and masters, and we are unworthy to render them our small services.
–St. Vincent de Paul (SV XI, 393)

The Congregation of the Mission, often known as Vincentian Fathers and Brothers or Lazarists, is a community of Roman Catholic priests and brothers founded by St. Vincent de Paul in 1625 for the evangelization of the poor and the formation of the clergy. Vincentian priests and brothers total over 4000 worldwide and serve in 86 countries.

2016 General Assembly

The Congregation of the Mission: four hundred years of fidelity to its charism and the New Evangelization
The 42nd General Assembly of the Congregation of the Mission will be held at DePaul University in Chicago, IL (USA) from June 27 – July 15, 2016.  The motto of the GA2016 is “Let us allow ourselves to be renewed by the missionary vitality of our Vincentian vocation.”  Information and preparatory documents are now available Information and Documents

International Missions

Gospel Joy banner   The new website of the Vincentian International Missions is called  “Gospel Joy”. Especially for those outside the Congregation it tells the little known stories of Vincentian Fathers and Brothers who have committed themselves to sharing Gospel Joy in some of the remotest and forgotten areas of the planet.