Co-founders St. Vincent and St. Louise established the annual and renewable vows of the Daughters of Charity as a progressive confirmation of their particular charism. The Daughters were not cloistered but worked among the people, but they did not identify as laity since they had a consecration to God, and neither were they a Religious Order.
Each year a new YES is pronounced in freedom to the vocation to which God calls them.
“One is not a Daughter of Charity because of making vows, but one makes vows because one is a Daughter of Charity and to always be so more perfectly.”
– Michel Lloret, Echoes of the Company, September-October 1985
Learn more in the presentation below.
This presentation is based on an article by Fr. Fernando Quintano, C.M., available on the international website of the Congregation of the Mission in English and Spanish.
- “Casting My Lot” by Sr. Meg Kymes, DC
- “Living the ‘already’ of mission and the ‘not yet’ of vows” by Sr. Kara Davis, DC
- The Daughters of Charity Annual Vow Renewal, Daughters of Charity Services