August 23, 1617: The Journey of the AIC Begins

by | Aug 21, 2016 | Formation, International Association of Charities - Ladies of Charity | 2 comments

It was in Châtillon-les-Dombes, a small French village, that St. Vincent created on August 23, 1617 the first of the “Confraternities,” later called “Charities.” This was the nucleus from which stemmed the AIC (known in the United States as Ladies of Charity). Watch this 6 1/2 minute video to follow their journey from 1617 to today. Narrated by Fr. John Freund, C.M.


  1. Marguerite Broderick

    Very good; Thank you, John.

  2. Debbie Chadwick

    Thank you Father Freund!

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