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Sisters of Charity

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Many religious groups have the term Sisters of Charity as part of their name. Most derive ultimately from the Company of the Daughters of Charity, founded November 29, 1633 by Saint Vincent. The rule of Saint Vincent for the Daughters of Charity has been adopted and adapted by at least sixty founders of religious orders around the world in the subsiquent centuries.

While most Sisters of Charity groups refer to the Vincentian tradition, and in America to the traditions of Saint Elizabeth Seton those links are by no means universal. It is important to recognize that there may be no relationship whatsoever between groups having the phrase Sisters of Charity as part of their name.

Many groups calling themselves Sisters of Charity have founded and operate educational institutions, hospitals and orphanages.

Wikipedia entries exist for the following:

External Links

Sisters of Charity Federation in the Vincentian-Setonian Tradition (http://www.sisters-of-charity.org/index.htm) an association of 13 Sisters of Charity communities.

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