We pay our heartfelt tribute to Jean-Léon Le Prevost, who was involved in the early days of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, from 1833 to 1845, and who later founded the Congregation of the Religious of St. Vincent de Paul. On 30 October, the Church remembers him, being declared venerable by Pope John Paul II on 21 December 1998, based on the recognition of his heroic virtues.
Founded on 3 March 1845, in the chapel at the Mother-House of the Congregation of the Mission, Jean León Le Prevost, in conjunction with other two fellow members of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Clemente Myonnet and Mauricio Maignen, founded the Congregation of the Religious of St. Vincent de Paul (RSV). These three founders were inspired to establish a new society of priests and brothers entirely consecrated to the poor.
In June 2019, an international collaboration agreement was signed with this branch of the Vincentian Family during the Council General International’s annual meeting which was held in Porto (Portugal). This agreement was aimed at bringing both institutions together in a very significant way and was embodied by the Superior General of the RSV, Fr. Bertin Sanon, and our President General, Renato Lima de Oliveira.
Nowadays, the Religious of Saint Vincent de Paul are present in France, Canada, Brazil, West Africa and the Republic of Congo. For more information: www.r-s-v.org