St. Vincent de Paul and the Congregation of the Mission
The priests who serve St. Stanislaus Parish belong to a religious order known as the Congregation of the Mission and are popularly known as the Vincentians.
The order was founded in 1617 by St. Vincent de Paul when he, and five other priests, organized a popular mission for the purposes of educating lay people in the Catholic Faith. In 2017, the Vincentians celebrated 400 years since their foundation. You can read more about the anniversary by CLICKING HERE. This society received official recognition from Rome on January 12, 1633.
The 200th Anniversary of the Vincentians in the United States
On July 26, 2016, the Vincentians celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Congregation of the Mission in the United States. It was on July 26, 1816 that Felix De Andreas, CM and twelve other missionaries landed in Baltimore, Maryland. Bound for St. Louis, Missouri, the brave missionaries faced many perils to bring the Word of God to the people living on the frontier. The Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians), the priests who serve this parish, have a long history of serving the needs of the Church in America. In honor of the 200th anniverary, a documentary was produced. You can view the film by CLICKING HERE, or on the image below.
For more information about the history of the Vincentians, please CLICK HERE.
To learn more about the Vincentian Family of Ministries, please CLICK HERE.
To read, Fostering a Vincentian Identity in Parish Work, CLICK HERE.