Who We Are

Our Life and Vows

Given to God:

Life as a Daughter of Charity is animated, first of all by the love of God and nourished by personal and communal prayer. We are ordinary women who commit to live:

In Community:

Community life is one of our basic supports. Mostly living in small communities it is where we can experience together love, joy, growth, refreshment and peace.

It is faith-filled, challenging and calls us to live creatively the values of the kingdom in today’s world.

For the Service of the Poor:

We commit ourselves to live faithfully in the spirit of our founders, St Vincent de Paul and St Louise de Marillac by:

  • fully embracing the values of the gospel
  • reviewing our services according to the changing needs of people who are poor, and
  • responding to new needs as they arise.

Our Vows:

As a Society of Apostolic Life, we make simple vows renewed annually, allowing us to choose again our commitment to God through Vows of: service of the poor, poverty, chastity and obedience.