St. Vincent de Paul
We Help and Support Any One in Need
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
The Space Book of Recipes from around the world
The Space is an independent charity set up by the Daughters of St Vincent de Paul and serves one of the most impoverished neighbourhoods of Govanhill.docx
One of the initiatives was to make a recipe book with food from around the world by ESOL learners working towards their SQA. More info on the posters below. There is a Litmited amount of the books in the Church. We ask that you make a donation to SVP for them. Thank you for supporting this!
S V P Hosting a Christmas Coffee Morning at Our Lady and St John the Baptist Christmas Coffee Morning
SVP photos through recent years