Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to
grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic
Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
As a reflection of the whole family of God, Members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background,
age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and
sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.
Organized locally, Vincentians witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other
people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served, because in them Vincentians
see the face of Christ.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international, non-profit, charitable organization, which has a rich history of service to
the needy of our community. Our mission, through person-to-person contact, mass feeding, sheltering and other channels, encompasses
every form of aid which alleviates suffering and promotes dignity and integrity. All races, creeds, colors, origins, castes, opinions
and genders are served.
The Society's history in Baton Rouge started in 1865 at St. Joseph Cathedral. Since the start of the St. Joseph St. Vincent de Paul
Conference, our Society has been striving to recognize and meet the needs of the poor in our community. Today we have 21 conferences
with 238 active members who regularly make home visits to help the poor. Learn More...