St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. Ben’s

St. Vincent de Paul (24 April 1581 - 27 September 1660) was a French Roman Catholic priest who dedicated himself to serving the poor.  He was canonized n 1737.  He was renowned for his compassion, humility and generosity.  He is known as the “Great Apostle of Charity”.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: Vincent de Paul is the patron of all works of charity.  A number of organizations specifically inspired by his work and teaching claim St. Vincent de Paul as their founder or patron. They are grouped in a loose federation known as the Vincentian Family.  Among these is the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a charitable organization dedicated to the service of the poor, established in 1833 by French university students, led by Blessed Frederic Ozanam.  Today the Society is present in 132 countries 

St. Ben’s SVdP: In January, 1946 St. Benedict the Moor Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society was aggregated (officially recognized by the International Council).  For the last 70+ years, as part of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul District Council of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, St. Ben’s SVdP has ministered to the needy people in our geographic area  -  roughly North Ave. to Kilbourn Ave. (N/S) & 6th St. to 20th St. (E/W).  Through home visits, St. Ben’s SVdP provide appliances, beds. furniture, household goods and clothing to individuals and families who request assistance.  In addition, we provide support, referral to other community services and an invitation to join us at St. Ben’s for liturgy and/or the meal.

Join us: Do you consider yourself a caring, compassionate and giving person?  If so, share your gifts with people in need by joining St. Ben’s SVdP.  If you are interested contact conference president, Monica Beitzel after liturgy or email her at monicabeitzel@gmail.com.