“What we do for the poor is not something we do for God; 
our work is what we allow God to do through us.”
-Blessed Frederic Ozanam-

In the tradition of our founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, Vincentians follow Christ through service to those in need. This service is fostered through fellowship in a lay Catholic organization called a Conference and is deepened by visiting the poor in their homes to bear witness to His compassionate and liberating love. The Conference is the basic unit of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The Baton Rouge District Council is composed of about 20 parish-based Conferences in the Baton Rouge Diocese. The District Council embraces all Conferences with a mission of spiritual formation, promotes Conference collaboration and ensures compliance with the Rule of the International Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

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In 2013 Vincentians from all over the world will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of our founder, Frederic Ozanam. Frederic was a champion of justice and charity. “Charity is the Samaritan who pours oil on the wounds of the traveler who has been attacked. It is justice’s role to prevent the attack.
— BI Frederic Ozanam