The Essential Ingredient

Resources, News, Events and Happenings related to the integration of DePaul’s Vincentian mission into the ongoing life and work of the university community.

Mission Monday

DePaul University’s St. Vincent’s Circle celebrates its 20th anniversary October, 2015, since its dedication in 1995. (DePaul University/Josh Woo)

The Essential Ingredient

What does it mean for our beloved Vincentian mission to be integrated effectively into the daily life and work of the university community, in and out of the classroom?

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Mission-Related Events and Happenings This Week

Spirit of DePaul Award Nomination Process 2024

Nominations are being accepted from April 15 – May 3rd 2024 for the Spirit of DePaul Award. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to submit recommendations for consideration. The award honors university employees whose leadership and service to the university and our students represent the spirit exemplified by our patron, St. Vincent de Paul. This year we are also inviting nominations for adjunct faculty who meet the criteria.

Nominations may be made online here, and the deadline is Friday, May 3, at 5 p.m.


Lunch with Louise

DePaul faculty and staff, please join us for our annual Lunch with Louise honoring the life and legacy of St. Vincent de Paul’s great friend and collaborator, St. Louise de Marillac. This year, we are delighted to have as our featured guests Deans Lucia Dettori, Lexa Murphy and Tatum Thomas from the Colleges of Computing and Digital Media, Communications and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Register Here


Vincentian Service Day 2024

Vincentian Service Day 2024 is Saturday, May 4. Join the DePaul community for this annual University tradition celebrating our Vincentian mission. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to register! You can register on the VSD website either as an individual or as a group (of at least 10 people). If you have questions or would like a member of the Service Day Team to speak to your department or a student group, please reach out to #DePaulVSD


Help with the VSD Morning Program!

Can’t commit to spending the whole day but still want to be part of Vincentian Service Day? The Service Day Team in the Division of Mission and Ministry would love your help with the Vincentian Service Day morning program. We need volunteers to help direct VSD participants, assist with bus instructions, pass out t-shirts, and many other things. If you can help on Saturday, May 4th from 7:30AM-10AM at the Lincoln Park campus, please email Katie Sullivan ( Thank you!


Unity in Action: Celebrating St. Vincent at the Vinny Games

Take a well-deserved break from your day for some sustenance, social connections, and laughter. As always, all faculty/staff are welcome, and you can participate as an individual and/or as a team.

Register Here



Louise Week 2024

In honor of Saint Louise de Marillac’s Feast Day on May 9th, the Division of Mission and Ministry invites the DePaul community to celebrate Louise Week from May 4-10. For more information about the week’s events, check out the Louise Week event lineup here: 

Louise Week 2024 Events