The Vincentian Studies Institute of the United States, founded in 1979, was sponsored until July 2007 by the ten provinces of the Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentians) and the Daughters of Charity in the United States. The Institute is now sponsored by DePaul University as part of the university’s Office of Mission and Values. The Vincentian Studies Institute has been a part of the “Office of Mission and Values” for several years now. Over the summer, we had a reorganization within the University and Mission and Values merged with University Ministry. As a result we are now called the “Division of Mission and Ministry.”
The Institute’s mission is to promote a living interest in the historical, spiritual, and charitable heritage of the Vincentian Family under the patronage of Saint Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) and Saint Louise de Marillac (1591-1660).