SSVP Logo               


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.

The Anagram : S.S.V.P.  

No other abbreviation is to be used. Even though SVP, SDVP, SVPS, or other may be the right abbreviation in different National Languages.


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