The mission of the Saint-Vincent de Paul Society, and the one for which it was initially created, is to seek out needy persons – without distinction of race or religion – and to bring them both moral support and concrete material aid. Who was Saint Vincent de Paul? What are the activities and the scope of the Saint-Vincent de Paul society today, more than 160 years after it was founded by Frédéric Ozanam? We hope that everything you discover here will make you feel more than ever the need and desire to be one of our supporters – if you are not one already.