Vincent De Paul Society

The St Vincent de Paul Society (“SVP”) is an international Roman Catholic voluntary organization dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need.

Founder - Blessed Federic Ozanam
Founding year  - 1833
Founding place  - Paris
Started in India  - 1952 by Frankoid Joseph Thiriyon at Pondichery
Started in Ernakulam Archdiocese  - 1942, St. Antony's Conference-Aluva
Vincent de Paul day  - 27th September
Ozanam Day  - 9th September
Smallest unit of the Socety  - Conference
Next higher level  - Area Council (AC)
Next higher level  - Central Council (CC)
Ernakulam CC started on  - 15th Sept. 1954