Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Diocese of San Bernardino, CA
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Our Mission Statement

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. 

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

Organized locally Vincentians witness God's 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.

A Vincentian is one who's heart becomes inflamed with the love of Christ and burns with the desire to extend its warmth to others.