The Official Logo of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul


  • The fish is the symbol of Christianity and, in this case, represents the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
  • The eye of the fish is the vigilant eye of God seeking to help the poor in our midst.
  • The crossing at the tail or the tie-knot represents unity and oneness among members and also the union with the poor.
  • The circle bounding the logo signifies the global or worldwide stature of the SSVP, an international Society.
  • The Latin words serviens in spe mean to serve in hope, the hope that comes from Our Lord Jesus Christ.