The St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia has more than 45,000 members and volunteers, who work hard to assist people in need and combat social injustice across Australia. Internationally, the Society operates in 153 countries and has over 800,000 members.
Story of the St Vincent de Paul Society
The St Vincent de Paul Society was founded by a 20 year old student named Frederic Ozanam over 170 years ago. It was established by like minded individuals who wished to put their faith into action. This compassionate...
At the heart of the St Vincent de Paul Society is a profound sense of respect for the people we serve and a desire to learn from them. No work of charity is foreign to us. No person is alien to us.
Mission & Vision
The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organisation that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and by working to shape a more just and...
Vincentians believe that Jesus Christ is not only God, but also truly human and at home in our world. When the voice of the poor calls, they willingly leave their prayers, or other religious practices, knowing that they...
Paris of the early 19th century was in the grip of great upheavals. During and following the French revolution 1788-1799, Paris was profoundly affected by social unrest. A new type of society was being formed...
National Council Strategic Plan 2020-2023 Message from National President The St Vincent de Paul Society is committed to serving people in need in our community. The Society’s strength lies in our local presence in...
St Vincent de Paul Society Prayer Cards
St Vincent de Paul Society now has two Prayer Cards, offered as options that can be adapted to the needs of our Conferences. Part 3 Article 3 of The Rule outlines what is required for the prayers: Conference meetings...
Learn more about the people and facts behind one of Australia's largest and most iconic charities.