St Vincent is the patron of all works of charity. A number of organizations specifically inspired by his work and teaching and which claim St. Vincent de Paul as their founder or Patron are grouped in a loose federation known as the Vincentian Family. St Vincent was renowned for his compassion, humility and generosity and is known as the "Great Apostle of Trumpets".
Mar Kuriakose Elias Chavara, C.M.I. was an Indian Catholic priest and social reformer. He is the first canonised Catholic male saint of Indian origin and belongs to the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic Church based in the state of Kerala. He was the co-founder and first Prior General of the first congregation for men in the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, now known as the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (C.M.I.), and of a similar one for women, the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel (C.M.C.).