The Vincentian Studies Institute of the United States, founded in 1979, is sponsored by the ten provinces of the Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentians) and the Company of the Daughters of Charity in the United States. The Institute's mission is to promote a living interest in the historical, spiritual and charitable heritage of the Vincentian family in following Jesus Christ, the Evangelizer of the Poor and the source and model of all charity, under the patronage of St. Vincent de Paul, (1581-1660) and St. Louise de Marillac, (1591-1660). The Institute is now sponsored by DePaul University and is part of the university’s Office of Mission and Values.
The Institute publishes a bi-annual journal entitled Vincentian Heritage, a scholarly monograph series, and a wide variety of translations and original works in the Vincentian tradition.
The organization periodically offers continuing education opportunities and symposia, and also collaborates with a variety of other programs intended to promote a greater understanding of the Vincentian history and tradition.
Barnes and Noble, in collaboration with the Institute, sponsors a Vincentian Heritage department as part of their bookstore service to DePaul University. This site offers a wide selection of Vincentian Heritage books, cards, and artwork.
The Institute seeks opportunities to collaborate with all branches of the Vincentian family in the United States, to build upon the values and traditions which guide us all in our service.