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Founded in 1845, in the midst of the industrial revolution, in Paris, the Congregation of the Religious of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul is dedicated to the evangelization of popular circles, of “working families”.

Avec leur devise “Que de toutes les manières le Christ soit annoncé“, les Pères et Frères Religieux de Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, se sont naturellement dirigés vers l’éducation de la jeunesse et l’assistance aux pauvres.

Father and Brother: this is vital in the RSV:

We cannot, in our Institute, priests and lay people, live apart, the nature of our works makes the action of lay people indispensable everywhere; it would be to cancel us, to destroy our existence in its bottom that to attack this vital condition“. (Lettre du Père Le Prevost n°709)