November 11: Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth

November 11 is the anniversary of the arrival of the first Sisters of Charity at Leavenworth, Kansas, USA

History of the Ladies of Charity USA

St. Vincent de Paul’s first foundation, the Ladies of Charity, responded to the needs of the poor in 17th century France, and continue to do so today in the International Associations of Charity (abbreviated: AIC). Next week they celebrate their 402nd anniversary.

June 23: Frederic Ozanam’s Wedding Anniversary

One of the unique aspects of the Vincentian charism is the important participation of lay people in carrying out the work of getting to know and serving those who are poor and marginalized by society, face to face, out in the world where they live. This was built in...

Tracing the History of the Ladies of Charity USA

In his reflection “Four Hundred Years Since the Birth of the Vincentian Charism: A Time to Remember, a Time to Strengthen Our Identity, and a Time for Prophecy” Fr. José Antonio González P., CM writes of our 400th Anniversary: "During the time of this celebration, for...

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