Eduardo Marques


The purpose of this paper is to present an example of an international society based on Vincentian leadership principles which has been in existence for 180 years. I intend to introduce my concept of a model of Vincentian leadership and present an overview and evolution of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SVdP). Subsequently, an analysis of the adequacy of the Society as a model of Vincentian leadership is offered, articulating the sustainability of the Society based on this model. Finally, based on the SVdP experience, some recommendations are proposed to DePaul University’s project on Vincentian leadership.