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Fr. Patrick Griffin CM steps down as Director General of the Daughters of Charity

Office of Communication of the General Curia in Rome released this message today: January 22, 2014 Fr. G. Gregory Gay, C.M. Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission and the Daughters of Charity, announced that, due to health concerns, Fr. Patrick J. Griffin, C.M. will step down as the Director General of [...]

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380 years in service of the Poor

On this day, November 29, 380 years ago in 1633 in the house of Mademoiselle Le Gras – Louise de Marillac – near Saint-Nicolas du Chardonnet church at Rue des Fosses-Saint-Victor the Daughters of Charity, the Little Company of the servants of the poor and sick was born. No special act of foundation [...]

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Vincentian Priests and Brothers martyrs beatified 13 October 2013 in Spain

Some 25,000 people were attending the ceremony of 522 “martyrs of the 20th century in Spain” in the eastern city of Tarragona Sunday, October 13, 2013. Among them were 42 members of the Vincentian Family: 11 priests and 3 brothers from the Congregation of the Mission, 27 Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent [...]

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370 years since Daughters of Charity made first vows

On feast of Annunciation, March 25, 1642, exactly 370 years ago, during the Mass for the day Louise de Marillac, Sr. Barbara Angebost and three other Sisters take their perpetual vows to give their whole life to service of poor. As a souvenir of Mother Louise consecration of her life into service of [...]

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Renewal of the vows of Daughters of Charity explained

On the Feast of the Annunciation, Daughters of Charity all over the world will renew their vows. This will not be simply a renewal of devotion, but, as their vows will have expired the night before, they will be free to choose to commit themselves to God by making them all over again, [...]

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Four Becomes One – New Province of the Daughters of Charity in the USA

On Sunday, July 31, 2011 the Baltimore Basilica of National Shrine of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, America’s First Cathedral hosted the very special event in the modern history of the Company of Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul and the Vincentian Family the USA. During the Eucharist presided by [...]

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