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St. Vincent de Paul cared for the poor and the downtrodden in his native France and is the Catholic Church's patron saint of charitable organizations. Although he lived over four centuries ago, St. Vincent de Paul’s life and works continue to have a profound influence on the world.

Due to the example of his own life and the charitable organizations he founded himself, the hundreds of other groups who look to St. Vincent as their patron, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores, the Catholic churches which bear his name in almost every state and around the world, St. Vincent de Paul's influence in the lives of both Christians and non-Christians continues to grow.

The Bakersfield St. Vincent de Paul Society strives to grow spiritually by serving the least of our brothers by feeding the homeless and helping needy families by providing showers, medical assistance, transportation, etc. No act of charity is foreign to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. We see Christ in those we serve. Let us serve you.


“When we succeed in seeing the face of Christ in others, the face of Christ is seen in us.”
~ Joseph Flannigan ~