The Daughters of Charity are a world wide community of women who seek and serve God in people who are poor and marginalised, in a spirit of humility, simplicity and charity.
According to this website, the Daughters of Charity were founded by St Vincent de Paul and St Louise de Marillac in Paris in 1633, and are 'a Community of Apostolic Life called to live in common, but destined to go from place to place in order to relieve the sufferings and needs of the most abandonned.'
In 1926, the first four Sisters arrived at Sydney. Today the Sisters are in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales. The Province of Australia also extends to Fiji.
Their ministries extend to social services, disability services, aged care, pastoral care, ministry with Indigenous people, community development, and collaboration with the St Vincent De Paul Society.
To visit their home page and read more about their spirituality and works, CLICK HERE.