“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,”
LK 4: 18
Vincentian Congregation is a clerical society of the Syromalabar Church, consisting of Priests and Brothers. It comes under the category of the Societies of Common Life according to the manner of religious. It is of Pontifical Right. St. Vincent De Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, set out to follow Christ and to imitate Him more closely and devoted himself to the well-being of the poor and the afflicted. He encountered Christ in the poor and served them. Sensitive o the needs of the people of God, he shared the mission of Christ and the Church in the evangelization and assistance of the poor and zealously worked for the formation of good pastors and lay apostles.
Called by God to the Vincentian Congregation each one of us adheres to the spirit and example of St. Vincent De Paul and commits oneself: to strive for evangelical perfection by making every effort to practice those virtues which Our Lord has deigned to teach us by word and example; to preach the Gospel to the poor, especially the more abandoned and to help them in their integral development; to help seminarians and priests to grow in knowledge and virtue so that they can be effective in their ministry.
The Spirit of the Congregation is the Participation in the spirit of Christ, ever active in the Church, lived and recommended by St. Vincent - an intimate, personal love of the Father, docility to the divine providence and an ardent, compassionate love of the poor.