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Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The Duquesne chapter of Society of St. Vincent de Paul is part of an organization that spans across the world to bring hope and compassion to those with all types of need.


History and Mission

Begun in 1833 by a young college student in Paris, France, the Society continues to fulfill the same goal of its founding members: to demonstrate the Christian way of life through acts of love and service.

Working with the Homeless

Our chapter's main ministry is working with the homeless of downtown Pittsburgh. Every Sunday night we gather at 7:30 p.m. in Laval House, to prepare food for our homeless friends downtown. Not only do we bring food, but also clothing, and our open hearts. As we walk downtown together, we visit some of our long-time friends while also meeting new ones along our route. Sometimes they share stories or their concerns with us, and we listen and try to help as best we can. By ministering to their spiritual and personal needs and desires, we show solidarity with them. We confirm their dignity as human persons.

The Duquesne chapter is open to all students, faculty, and staff who are committed to ministry on any level. We welcome you to join us at 7:30 p.m.  on Sunday nights at Laval House, for one of our weekly meetings. Come join in our solidarity with our fellow Vincentians throughout the world.