Who we are

The Canossian Daughters of Charity, Servants of the Poor are an international missionary Congregation of women founded by St. Magdalene of Canossa, canonized in 1988. Our actions arise from our identity born of Christ Crucified, the Greatest Love. We are called to journey in simplicity, sharing a common life at the service of our brothers and sisters on every continent. Through ministries of education, evangelization, faith formation, pastoral care of the sick, formation of laity and Spiritual Exercises. We strive to touch each person with the love of God. Our motto is “to make Jesus known and loved,” especially to those most in need.