The Division of Mission and Ministry offers regular opportunities for members of the university community to deepen their understanding of the university's patron, by participating in guided Vincentian Heritage study tours to locations in Paris and throughout France associated with the life and works of St. Vincent de Paul.
Vincentian Mission Institute tours take place bi-annually over the summer.
Participation is open to members of the Vincentian Mission Institute cohort, who are select individuals from DePaul University, St. John’s University and Niagara University. Cohort members take part in a series of Vincentian education sessions to provide them the necessary background to prepare for, and fully engage in the trip.
The trip is led by the Rev. Edward R. Udovic, C.M., PhD, Senior Executive for University Mission, who is an expert in Vincent de Paul, Vincentian history, and Vincentian mission effectiveness.