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Society of St. Vincent de Paul College Conference
Mini-Vinnies on Padua Campus and Teen Vinnies on Assisi Campus
The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organisation that aspires to live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.
The St Vincent de Paul Society aspires to be recognised as a caring Catholic charity offering a “hand up” to people in need. We do this by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope, and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.
The St Vincent de Paul Society – a Youth Revolution.
The St Vincent de Paul Society was founded in 1833 by Blessed Frederic Ozanam, a 20 year old law student at the Sorbonne University. Responding to the great poverty in the Paris of his day, he and a group of friends began visiting the poor in their homes, bringing food and firewood. Soon they formed a society to sustain them in this work and named it after the great apostle of charity, St Vincent de Paul. Today the St Vincent de Paul Society operates in 147 countries and has over one million members and volunteers who help make a difference. Groups called Conferences, coming from the French language meaning ‘coming together to meet’ carry out the major work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Conferences work hard in the Spirit of Ozanam to help make a difference in their local community. Many Catholic Schools like St. Anthony’s have College Conferences operating. Students from across different year levels come together in the name of social justice to reach out to those in need in our local community and around the world.