A Letter From Our Servant Leaders 1-20-2022

Connect, Learn, Pray and Advocate! Each year at the end of January, Catholic leaders gather in Washington, D.C. for the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG). For the past 30 years, this has been a must-attend event! I was fortunate to attend the last two in-person events in 2019 and 2020. As I reflected on how best to share the… Read more »

Encountering the Presence of Elizabeth Ann Seton

You are invited to encounter the presence of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton on the “holy ground” of Emmitsburg, Maryland, and to know her as daughter, wife, mother, friend, spiritual seeker, foundress, and saint. WHAT: A 2 ½ day in-person seminar at St. Joseph House, Emmitsburg, MD We are also offering the six presentations as a… Read more »

The Vincentian Response to Increased Need During the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you are looking for assistance related to the pandemic, please visit our Assistance & Services page. A founding activity for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Home Visit is a time for Vincentian voluneers to visit the homes of neighbors in need, identify their needs, and explore ways to help. In the wake… Read more »

Portrait of One of the Founders of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Discovered

With immense joy, the SSVP Council General International reports that we have just obtained a portrait of the founders Félix Clavé. The illustration is inside a book from 1851, written by the chronicler Maurice-Oscar Honoré de Bourzeis, from France. Pierre-Emmanuel-Felix Clavé was born on July 8, 1811, in Toulouse (France), and died on November 9,… Read more »

SVDP to Establish Conference at Vatican

On November 28th there was a meeting about the formation of the first conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in the Vatican. The thirty people who were present had to the opportunity to learn about the structure of the Society, the ministry of the members and the Vincentian blessed and saints. A… Read more »

#iGiveCatholic Early Donations

Advanced day giving begins Monday, Nov. 18, and runs through the start of the #iGiveCatholic Giving Day on December 6th. Why is advanced giving important? It offers those donors who would prefer to give via cash or check to make donations. Donate now at SVDP #iGiveCatholic


WHAT IS #iGIVECATHOLIC? #iGiveCatholic is a one-day online giving event for the faithful in arch/dioceses across the nation (and the world!) to come together and raise as many charitable dollars as possible for Catholic parishes, schools, and nonprofit ministries on #GivingCatholic. Last year, #iGiveCatholic raised more than $3.6 million for organizations in participating arch/dioceses. WHEN… Read more »

Sr. Paule Freeburg

SVDP 2019 Day of Recollection

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Annual Day of Recollection will be held on Saturday, July 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Mission San Diego de Alcalá.  The event is free of charge and includes lunch. The day will begin with Bishop John Dolan celebrating Mass in the Chapel of… Read more »