Servants of Charity
St. Louis Guanella founded the Servants of Charity, a religious congregation of priests and brothers, to carry out his mission of serving the needs of special people and the poor throughout the world. On March 24, 1908, Fr. Guanella and the first confreres professed publicly their vows.
During most of Father Guanella’s lifetime, Italy was in a state of political and social unrest. Both the industrial revolution and the unification of Italy left countless poor and abandoned in their wake. Often the old, the incurable, and the people with physical and mental disabilities were left by relatives who had no means or knowledge to take care of them. Father Guanella took these outcasts in, established homes and founded two religious congregations – the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence and the Servants of Charity – to care for them.
Today, the Servants of Charity carry on the mission of charity in twenty countries on six different continents. As always, they seek to care for those most in need, bringing hope to the hopeless and love and dignity to all.
Visit the Servants of Charity website at www.servantsofcharity.org