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The purpose for which our Congregation was founded is the sanctification of its members and the promotion of service to others.  Our Charism is expressed through our works of charity and in this we follow Jesus’ command to “Love God and love your neighbor”.

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Devotion to Mary

We have a special devotion to the Virgin Mary under her many titles, especially that of Mary, Mother of the Church. Our devotion to Mary is one of unbounded confidence, childlike trust, and tender love for so magnificent a Mother. It is especially in Mary, Mother of the Church that we begin to understand our call to religious life more fully. In all that we do, we go to Jesus through Mary.

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The spirit of simplicity shown by loving submission, charity and mortification is the distinctive spirit which permeates our lives and all that we do as we strive to fulfill the mission entrusted to use by the Church.

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St. Vincent de Paul

We see St. Vincent dePaul as an inspiring example of evangelical service. The founder of our Congregation, Bishop John Zwijsen, was inspired by the spirituality of Saint Vincent. He wanted us to live and work in his spirit. Commitment to the poor was the road St. Vincent de Paul followed. He states: in the poor you find God.