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.
- “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