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we are

Servants of persons who are poor

The Company is a Society of Apostolic Life at the service of others, especially our excluded and marginalized brothers and sisters.

Love, Community, Service

Founded by Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise de Marillac, we are an international Company. Our mission is to recognize Jesus Christ in our brothers and sisters and to serve Him by caring for persons in situations of poverty with humility, simplicity and charity.

We live a community life the better to fulfill our specific mission of service. We help each other to advance towards an active faith and constant prayer, and we work together while respecting our different commitments.

We are present in 97 countries. We serve in hospitals and schools as well as in places where people in difficulty can feel accepted, understood and loved.

We are always ready to participate, with others, in actions that benefit people in distress, anywhere in the world.

We take care of persons

who are most in need

Our different forms of service embrace all dimensions of the person: physical, emotional and spiritual.

We serve our brothers and sisters left behind by society, especially those in the peripheries.

Our priorities are education, health, prevention and promotion programs, social assistance and pastoral care.

We defend human rights and care for our planet with members of the Vincentian Family and our representatives at the United Nations, as well as with ecclesial and other organizations.

We also build Interprovincial and inter-continental communication and support networks to meet the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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Our story

The Company was born imperceptibly, like all things of God


Called by God to a life of prayer and of service to those in need


Wherever lives are denied their dignity

Sources of inspiration

Saints and Blessed of the Daughters of Charity and of the Vincentian Family