Saint Vincent Archabbey was born from a mission and continues in mission. In 1846, Benedictine missionaries from Bavaria came to the United States with a vision to not only serve the German population of this region, but people from all ethnicities throughout the country. More than 175 years later, that vision has helped to expand the ministry of Saint Vincent throughout the country and around the world. The Saint Vincent Foreign Missions brings the Good News to people in our communities in Vinhedo, Brazil and in Taipei, Taiwan, just like the German monks brought the Gospel to Pennsylvania.
The culture and language of these two missions differ greatly. However, the dedication of our missionaries, volunteers and benefactors is the same. In the Saint Vincent Missions Office, we are committed to bringing hope to these parts of the world by fulfilling the needs of the uneducated, neglected, abused or unwanted, and by developing and maintaining a spiritual home for the people of regions we serve. Addressing the spiritual and social needs of those communities we serve establishes a strong foundation for these communities to thrive.