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  • The Vincentian Family — connecting, collaborating and evangelizing: a living, growing community of more than 2 million people seeking to follow Christ, the evangelizer of the poor in the model presented by the life of Vincent de Paul and his collaborator, Louise de Marillac.


We come from all walks of life: we are ordained priests, vowed religious (brothers and sisters) and by number, we are overwhelmingly lay people called to this way of life. More details on the major branches of the Vincentian Family and the international efforts of the Vincentian Family Office can be found here.

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We are a global network of “families-within-the-family” founded by some of the most inventive, creative and holy persons to have lived. Our founders and foundresses are really our heroes and heroines. Learn more about them and become like them, by the grace of God!

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This site and the entire .famvin digital network will keep you up to date on news and events for FAMVIN (The Worldwide Vincentian Family). Visit Formation if you want to learn about collaboration for systemic change and Vinformation if you are seeking resources as you grow in your Christian life, in particular as a Vincentian, or about the Family in general. And join us on Facebook, Twitter and a host of other social media by clicking one of the icons at the bottom of the page. We help each other to see Christ in the eyes and the scarred faces of the least among us – those on the margins of society, to live better Jesus’ words “whatever you do to least of my people, that you do unto Me.” Come and see the works we do.

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