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Above is the international Logo of our Society approved by the International Council General, representing a sign of unity of the Society, for the use all over the World by Councils and Conferences. The International Logo is a necessity for all members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. It is a symbol of membership to the same Movement, united by the same Rule. It must appear on every Official document produced by Councils and Conferences of the S.S.V.P.
- 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 out to help the poor and underprivileged in our midst.
- The crossing at the tail or a tie-knot represents unity and oneness among members and also in union with the poor.
- The loop (round circle) signifies the global or worldwide stature of the SSVP, an international Society.
No other abbreviation is to be used. Even though SVP, SDVP, SVPS, or other may be the right abbreviation in different National Languages.