History of the Ladies of Charity USA

by | Aug 16, 2019 | Formation, International Association of Charities - Ladies of Charity | 2 comments

Next week on August 23 we celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the Ladies of Charity in 1617.

FOUNDED BY ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, patron of all charity, the Ladies of Charity responded to the needs of the poor in seventeenth century France. Together with St. Louise de Mariliac, they went quietly about their tasks, seeking no recognition, satisfied with the knowledge that they were serving Christ in the person of the poor. THE LADIES OF CHARITY, since their origin, have possessed the charism of their founder, daily prayer and personal service to the poor. That same Vincentian spirit characterizes the Association today. It asks the personal gift of self, of time, devotion, sacrifices, and perseverance in the effort to bring dignity to each person and to respond with compassion to every human misery.

– Source: Ladies of Charity USA website

Learn more in this timeline of the Ladies of Charity USA:



    I am inspired by their dedication and charism. I am a member of SSVP Botswana, and a one of the Coordinators of the Vincentian Family in Botswana.
    How do I get the information for Formation of Sisters of Charity in Botswana?
    We only have SSVP in Botswana and I would like to start a brach in Botswana.

  2. MaryAnn Dantuono

    Dear Paulinah,
    Thank you for your lovely comment. AIC-International can put you in touch with the coordinator for Africa Anne Bemmo. She would be happy to communicate with you about the formation of the AIC in Botswana. You can contact AIC-International at