“Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours, Yours are the eyes through which to look out with Christ’s compassion to the world Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good; Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now.”
-Teresa of Ávila
For over 50 years the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has brought hope into the lives of those who are experiencing life crises throughout North Texas. Vincentians bring the love of God and the compassion of Jesus to the poor and suffering in the spirit of their founder Fredric Ozanam, and their patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is one of the oldest charitable organizations in the world, founded in 1833 in France by seven students including Frederic Ozanam. The young Frederic, a Catholic, wanted to help the poor of all religions during the industrial revolution. He also wanted to improve the lives of his peers by urging them to perform works of charity rather than simply talk about what should be done to help the needy.
Our members, called Vincentians, continually strive to promote the dignity of the people they serve while helping alleviate their suffering and distress and working to help correct conditions that cause these problems. To obtain more information from a global perspective, please visit the Society’s International website at www.ozanet.org
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
Our local conference is affiliated with St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Community in Frisco, TX. and is part of the regional, national and international organization of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
In 2016, St Vincent de Paul provided more than $128,000 in assistance to those in the Frisco area. In addition, our members volunteered more than 6,600 hours in serving the poor.