St. Vincent de Paul Society Scotland
We Need Your Help
We Help and Support Any One in Need
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Scotland is a Company Limited by Guarantee
Registered Company Number SC347803 Registered Charity SC006326
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We are a world wide Christian Orgainisation.
We provides person-to-person help and support to anyone in need in the local community.
We consciously promote human dignity, without discrimination on the grounds of religion, race, colour, gender or age.
All members are unpaid volunteers and anyone committed to the aims of the SVP can become a helper.
We are a lay organisation. Clergy are involved as spiritual advisors.
We are arranged in local groups called conferences and meet together on a regular basis.
SSVP Scotland is made up of people of all ages from all over the country - there are over 2000 members in over 300 Conferences and groups.
These volunteers come together in parishes, schools and universities to meet the needs of the poor and vulnerable.
They meet together in prayer and friendship and provide material, social and spiritual assistance to anyone who needs it.
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The St. Vincent de Paul Society History
Came to Scotland in 1845 only twelve years after the first Conference was founded in Paris. The 1840s in Scotland were years of the Irish immigrants with a crying need for those in better circumstances to help poor, unjustly-treated and often sick people trying to eke out a living in Scotland.
Vincent de Paul (24 April 1581 – 27 September 1660), commonly known as Saint Vincent de Paul, was a French Catholic priest who dedicated himself to serving the poor. In 1622 Vincent was appointed a chaplain to the galleys. After working for some time in Paris among imprisoned galley slaves, he returned to be the superior of what is now known as the Congregation of the Mission, or the "Vincentians" (in France known as "Lazaristes"). These priests, with vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and stability, were to devote themselves entirely to the people in smaller towns and villages. Vincent was zealous in conducting retreats for clergy at a time when there was great laxity, abuse, and ignorance among them. He was a pioneer in clerical training and was instrumental in establishing seminaries, and founder of the Congregation of the Mission and Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul.
Saint Vincent de Paul has a charity named after him by Blessed Frédéric Ozanam. He was renowned for his compassion, humility, and generosity. Vincent was canonized in 1737 and is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion
S V P Hosting a Christmas Coffee Morning at Our Lady and St John the Baptist Christmas Coffee Morning
SVP photos through recent years