The Vincentian Family — connecting, collaborating and evangelizing: a living, growing community of more than 2 million people seeking to follow Christ, the evangelizer of the poor in the model presented by the life of Vincent de Paul and his collaborator, Louise de Marillac.
Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac established the Daughters of Charity in 1633. The rule of these French Daughters of Charity was adopted by Elizabeth Seton for her community of Sisters in Emmitsburg. In 1850, the Emmitsburg community united with the community based in Paris. Although the other American Sisters of Charity did not join them, they still trace their roots to the Vincentian tradition.