II        Vincentians- Who we Are

The missionto preach the Good News to the poor: this is both challenge and reward of community life as a Vincentian priest or brother. It is a constant challenge to be ready to serve Jesus in the poor wherever one is called to go forth. It is a reward to have brothers who join you in prayer, work, and community life as a support for living out that mission.

The style — When Vincent de Paul founded communities of priests, brothers, and sisters, he did so with the firm belief that they were to be active, vibrant forces for good in the Church and society. The shared life of prayer and community gives depth and strength to the mission of service to the poor in Jesus’ name. Unlike monastic and cloistered communities set apart from society, Vincent saw the wisdom of strength in numbers: “Let us love God, my brothers, but let it be with the strength of our arms and the sweat of our brow.”

The work — We serve Christ’s poor in our ministries of preaching, teaching, seminary and missionary work, wherever the Lord calls us. We serve in North/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. God has provided our community with faith-filled priests and brothers to bring Jesus’ Good News of God’s love. But there is much more to do. We need to form men of prayer and action to continue the work of Jesus. Allow Jesus to touch your heart, and like Vincent, you will be able to do great things for God!