"Let Christ be proclaimed in every way."

Religious of Saint Vincent de Paul

"Let Christ be proclaimed in every way."

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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”.

With their mottoMay Christ be announced in all ways“, the Religious Fathers and Brothers of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul naturally turned towards the education of young people and assistance to the poor.

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 the lay people indispensable everywhere; it would be nullifying us, destroying our existence in its depths, to undermine this vital condition“. (Letter of Father Le Prevost n°709)

*By the term “Lay” Father Le Prevost designates the brothers of the Congregation who are not priests and are therefore lay people.


Our first brothers