Photo Gallery: In the Footsteps of St. Vincent de Paul

Earlier this month, more than 1,400 members of the DePaul community celebrated the legacy of St. Vincent de Paul with a day of service around the country. View the photo gallery below for a sneak peek behind the scenes at Vincentian Service Day 2016.

The Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul, greets volunteers as they gather for Vincentian Service Day at McGrath Arena, Saturday, May 7. (DePaul University/Deanna Williams)

The Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul, greets volunteers as they gather for Vincentian Service Day at McGrath Arena, Saturday, May 7. (DePaul University/Deanna Williams)

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Tony Romero, an accounting major in the Driehaus College of Business, talks to students about his experiences as a homeless man in Chicago during the Vincentian Service Day pep rally. (DePaul University/Deanna Williams)

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Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to pull out their phones to spread the word about Vincentian Service Day during the morning pep rally. (DePaul University/Deanna Williams)

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DePaul students Amber Anderson, left, and Christian Ianiello, help prepare meals at 2 Li’l Fishes, a shelter for homeless men in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. (DePaul University/Deanna Williams)

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Student Kevin Zajac stirs noodles in the kitchen of the 2 Li’l Fishes shelter. (DePaul University/Deanna Williams)

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Student Amber Anderson hands out meals to the hungry at 2 Li’l Fishes. (DePaul University/Deanna Williams)

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Pacific Garden Mission’s Montrice Hardaway briefs DePaul students, faculty and staff as they prepare to make beds at the community refuge for those seeking shelter, food, clothing and medical care in Chicago’s South Loop. (DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)

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DePaul students, faculty and staff fold linens at the Pacific Garden Mission as they change out bed linens for the homeless. (DePaul University/Maria Toscano)

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DePaul students Cassie Edet, left, Les Cedrick and Brendan Camuzzie fold linens at the Pacific Garden Mission. (DePaul University/Maria Toscano)

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DePaul student Shawn Sunquist helps sort hangers at the Pacific Garden Mission, a community refuge for those seeking shelter, food, clothing and medical care in Chicago’s South Loop. (DePaul University/Maria Toscano)

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DePaul student Alexis Gonzalez makes a bed at the Pacific Garden Mission. (DePaul University/Maria Toscano)

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Students, faculty and staff reflect on their service experience during Vincentian Service Day. (DePaul University/Deanna Williams)

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In Washington, D.C., DePaul alumni delivered meals to seniors through the Saturday Seniors program at Martha’s Table.

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Alumni made a difference on Vincentian Service Day by helping to pack and prepare emergency food boxes at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance in Phoenix.

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Alumni in Phoenix pack emergency food boxes at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

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Alumni in New York City assisted with household chores at Ronald McDonald House New York.

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Alumni gathered at United in Faith Lutheran Church to weave sleeping mats for the homeless out of recycled plastic bags.

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DePaul alumni got their hands dirty at City Farm Chicago during Vincentian Service Day.

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