St. Vincent de Paul





About St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Beginnings

The St. Vincent de Paul Society was actually founded by the Blessed Frederic Ozanam in 1833 and was first known as the “Conference of Charity.”  Shortly after being established they changed their name to The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in honor of their patron.  They would beg for food, money, and anything else that could be used to help those in need.

Today The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has grown into an organization that is known all around the world for its effort to help the poor and now has close to 800,000 volunteer and staff members in 142 countries. 

To acquire more information about the works performed by the St. Michael the Archangel & St. Thomas More Conference please visit us on line at

Please contact the St. Vincent de Paul hotline at 941-447-8950 if you are in need of assistance from St. Vincent de Paul.

If you would like to donate to St. Vincent de Paul, please go to St. Vincent de Paul Online Giving.

Also visit St. Vincent de Paul-Sarasota for information about our Thrift Store.