Blessed Marcantonio Durando, C.M. was an early pioneer in fostering collaboration with the Daughters and Ladies of Charity.
In 1833, he introduced the Daughters of Charity into Italy. Thanks to the growth in personnel that they had, he provided the city of Turin with a network of charity centers, called Misericordie, from which the Daughters of Charity with the Ladies of Charity went out to assist the poor.
Vincentian Encyclopedia article