A friend wrote …”the Domus Sanctae Martae — or, Casa Santa Marta in Italian — is run by the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul. So, it would seem to be a great honor for the entire “Vincentian Family,” worldwide, that the simplicity of the Daughters’ Vincentian lifestyle and hospitality should have made such a deep impression on Pope Francis that he has opted to share same with them as yet-another hallmark of his Pontificate!”
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The St. Martha Foundation
The current St Martha House (“Domus Sanctae Marthae”), is a Foundation. Prior to this there existed an institution known as the St Martha Hospice, within which there was also a Pontifical Dispensary of St Martha.
The “Domus” is a modern residence for cardinals and other prelates visiting Rome (it has 106 suites, 22 single rooms and one apartment). It is run by the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, which is the most numerous female religious congregation in the world today, with some 22,000 religious. The “Domus” has a direct link with the social and charitable work undertaken by the Daughters of Charity from the late 19th century and throughout the 20th century, especially during the Second World War.”