dc-nov-29-facebookNovember 29 marks the foundation of the Company of the Daughters of Charity

Learn more about the origins of the Daughters of Charity using Famvin’s multimedia resources. This list of resources tagged “Daughters of Charity” features videos, slide shows, and more. Specifically we highlight: Conversations with Elisabeth Charpy, DC (Part 1), Origins of the Daughters of Charity: November 29, 1633, and History of the Daughters of Charity.

God’s time is not that of humans

Who would ever have thought that there would be Daughters of Charity when the first of you came to a few parishes here in Paris? Oh no, Sisters!  I didn’t think of it; (…). God thought of it for you. …He’s the Author of your Company, much more truly so than anyone else.

(Saint Vincent de Paul, Conference June 14, 1643)


The Company of the Daughters of Charity was born imperceptively, in the manner of the things of God.  The Spirit of God breathed into the hearts of several persons, Vincent de Paul, Louise de Marillac and Marguerite Naseau.  Successive and significant events marked their lives.  Little by little they saw the hand of God in these events.

Visit the Daughters of Charity website for more on their origins.