Who are we?

The Sisters of Charity of Saint Mary

Looking toward the future

The Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Mary is made up of nearly 300 very active and forward-looking religious sisters. Humility, simplicity and generosity are the words that best define us. Like our founder, Marie Clarac, we are dedicated to serving those who are the most in need.

We work with the sick, with children at the preschool, primary and secondary levels, with families, with the aged and with disadvantaged youths.

A missionary soul

We cultivate this spirit of missionary service and global outreach by providing material and spiritual support in many different forms in countries throughout the world, in keeping with the teachings of the Gospel. We minister to the young, the elderly and the sick with drive and determination.

Ours is a very dynamic congregation. If you are called by God to a life of charity in all its forms, make it your vocation. We will welcome you with open arms.

We also invite you to read more about our charitable works.

Our mission: Charity in all of its forms

The distinguishing feature of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Mary in their apostolic and community life is unquestionably: charity. They are dedicated to serving the Congregation and providing ongoing assistance of all kinds to those in spiritual, moral or material need.

The Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Mary has been involved in a number of charitable endeavours over the past 50 years. In Montreal, we founded the Marie-Clarac school, the Marie-Clarac hospital, Angelica residences, The Cascades and the Angelica day centre. In Saint-Donat, we established the Mother-Clarac camp, l’Étoile du Nord residency and Harmonie Nature.

Furthermore, our congregation is present in ten countries, including Italy, Argentina, India, Mexico, the United States, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Canada.

Community life

Kindness and compassion are two core values for our community. We work together in a spirit of cooperation and mutual assistance. Everyone shares in the responsibility for ensuring the collective well-being of the community and seeking out a communion of the mind and heart.

As Jesus said to the Apostles, « My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. » (John 15:12) This is the ideal to which our community aspires.

May you carry this message of love with you as you browse through our website!