Who are we?
The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) was founded in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frédéric Ozanam. Frédéric and his companions, inspired by their Catholic Faith, sought to eradicate both the causes and the effects of poverty. They chose St Vincent de Paul as their patron.
Today’s SVP is a spiritually-based lay society of the Catholic Church with almost one million members worldwide. Membership is open to all denominations and is essentially about expressing our faith in actions. SVP seeks, in the spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are suffering poverty in whatever form. - See more at: http://svp.org.uk/
SVP in Mumbles
A Conference was established in Mumbles in 1986 by the late Dan Crotty. Today we consist of 8 full members; we meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm.
What do we do?
Since its inception, the SVP has shown its concern for those in poverty or need. Through person-to-person contact we turn this concern into action.
- Visits to the sick and housebound at home, in nursing homes or in hospital
- Lifts to Mass
- Financial support to those in need
- Twinnage – financial support for Twin Conferences in India and Sudan
- Fundraising events - Auction and Quiz
New members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining our conference and would like to know more. Please contact Eileen Waters or any member of the SVP.