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16. St. Vincent de Paul Society

Published: June 09, 2019

This week we visit the home of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at their national headquarters in St. Louis. For over 175 the Society has served millions of people on the front lines through its 4,400 local conferences. The society serves 800,000 members worldwide, known as Vincentians. Their goal is to grow in holiness by building a more just world through personal relationships and service to people. In one year, 100,000 U.S. members in 4,400 local communities provided $3.4 billion worth of service to the poor. St. Vincent de Paul operated 435 thrift stores that produced $150 million in mission-related revenues. And spent $75 million running emergency, transitional and long-term housing programs.

During this episode, you will hear from members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, including Mr. David Barringer, CEO, Mr. Ralph Middlecamp, National President and Mr. Joseph Manogue, Chairman of the National Foundation. We know you’ll enjoy learning more about their amazing story.  

For more information about the St. Vincent de Paul Society, please visit their website at Please consider visiting their YouTube Channel at for some great video content. 

We are back! Today, Advancing Our Church relaunches as a podcast sponsored by Changing Our WorldDuring our episode, we interview Mr. Brian Crimmins, CEO of Changing Our World and learn more about this exciting announcement.

There are many great stories of people and institutions advancing the mission of our Church today. With this in mind, our Podcast wants to hear from you with the hope that we can share the good work you are doing. At the same time, you might also know about someone who is making a big impact. Tell us about it by sending an email to or contact us on TwitterFacebook or Instagram.

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