August 23: First Confraternity of Charity (Ladies of Charity)

by | Aug 23, 2019 | Formation, International Association of Charities - Ladies of Charity

The Confraternity of Charity was the first institutional expression of the Vincentian charism. It began when St. Vincent proposed that the women of the parish in Châtillon-les-Dombes join together for organized charity. Today is the anniversary of the first confraternity, formed on August 23, 1617.


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