We the Sisters of Charity of Saint Mary are an active, forward-looking religious community inspired by the Virgin Mary to carry out our tasks with humility and generosity. The charism that expresses the specific identity of the SCSM is: To witness the Love and Compassion of the Father, revealed in the Cross of Christ and learned at Mary's school. We provide spiritual and material assistance to the young, the elderly and the sick, based on the teachings and principles contained in the Gospel.
Sisters of Charity of Saint Mary | Founded in Turin, Italy
The Community of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Mary was formed in 1871 under the aegis of Mother Marie Louise Clarac (1817-1887), in Turin, Italy. A woman with remarkable faith and a strong missionary spirit, Mother Marie Clarac was attuned to the needs of the Church. Her solid Christian values were complemented by her ability to constantly adapt to an ever-changing society. It is these values and her spirit of openness upon which the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Mary was founded.
The community belongs to a religious family whose apostolic life, in keeping with the writings of the Gospel and the mission of the Apostles, is centered on charity toward those who are most in need, particularly the young, the elderly and the sick.