MAKE JESUS KNOWN AND LOVED
The Canossian Daughters of Charity, Servants of the Poor is an International Missionary Congregation of Women founded by St. Magdalene of Canossa. 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.
We are called to contemplate, experience and share the unconditional love of the Father for every person; love that is expressed to the full in the “most loving, most generous and most patient spirit” of the Son who gave His life freely for all.
We share in the saving mission of Jesus, seeking to take on the same traits of charity, gentleness, humility, meekness, zeal and fortitude. We follow the example of Mary, Mother of Charity at the foot of the cross and draw our inspiration from her.
We live community life where, each day, we learn to recognize the presence of the Lord. Like real Sisters, we share what we are and have, trying to discern and carry out God’s project while learning to give and receive love and growing in freedom.
We are present in all the continents in 36 countries, working in the fields of education, evangelization, human promotion, pastoral care of the sick, formation of lay people in the apostolate, facilitating Spiritual Exercises, where we are committed to live Magdalene’s greatest desire: “above all make Jesus known and loved”, giving preference to the poorest. Through ministries 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.