The Vincentian Family Tree, authored by Betty Ann McNeil, DC (Chicago: Vincentian Studies Institute, 1996), traces in exact detail the roots of the entire Vincentian family worldwide– an enormous undertaking of groundbreaking nature. The book is available through the DePaul University Bookstore.
Click on each of the headings below to see excerpts from the book The Vincentian Family Tree.
Saint Vincent de Paul founded two institutes and two lay associations.
- Congregation of the Mission
- Daughters of Charity (with St. Louise)
- Confraternity of Charity
- Ladies of Charity
Fifty institutes, seven Anglican congregations, and one secular institute adopted the Common Rules of Vincent de Paul or substantially incorporated its major principles into their rule.
Saint Vincent was mentor, advisor, or involved in another way in the establishment of nine institutes.
Members, or former members, of the Congregation of the Mission established thirty-nine institutes and five lay associations.
Members, or former members, of the Company of the Daughters of Charity established nineteen institutes and two lay associations.
Lay members of the Vincentian family established three institutes.
Daughters of Charity or Vincentians were mentors for the early members of four institutes and three lay associations during their establishment.
Members of the Congregation of the Mission or the Company of the Daughters of Charity had an ongoing influence on three lay associations.
Ninety-nine institutes and one lay association have Saint Vincent de Paul as one of their patrons.
Five institutes, one Anglican congregation, and two lay associations profess the same spirit as the Congregation of the Mission or the Company of the Daughters of Charity.
Seven institutes have adapted aspects of the Vincentian charism of evangelization and service of the poor, but with a unique emphasis.
Other Family Links
For more about the Vincentian Family Tree, click here.
For more about the Vincentian Family in the World, click here.
For more about the Vincentian Family in North America, click here.
For more about the “FAMVIN” website and community, click here.