Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Diocese of San Bernardino, CA
Council Help Line
1-951-836-8330
 

Blessed Frederic Ozanam
Founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul 



On April 23, 1833,
a small group of young
college students
motivated by a challenge,
began searching for a way to put their faith into action. 
In response they founded the Society of St. Vincent de Paul,
named after the
great apostle of charity. 
They visited people who barely survived in the slums of Paris
and those who
were dying in hospitals.

Today thousands of young people throughout the world
are coming together to share common experiences of service to the needy
through the

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

O N E

HUNDRED

YEARS

FROM

N O W


It will not matter


What kind of

Car I drove,


What kind of

House I lived in,

How much was in

My bank account,


Nor what

My clothes looked like.


B U T


It may be
a little better

because

I was important
in

The life of
a
CHILD

Could you look a hungry, crying child in the eye and say, 
"
The  problem of hunger is beyond our means to solve; 
I am sorry, but there is nothing
I can do?"

JOIN IN THE
Society Of St. Vincent de Paul's
20/20 VISION PLAN
Open the Eyes
of our Hearts Lord!


In the Year 2020 this child will be graduating high school.
The youth of today will be leaders and parents of tomorrow.
As a youth of today, what are 
YOU
willing to do, beginning today,
to create a better world
for this child?