Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd

Soeurs de Notre-Dame de Charité du Bon Pasteur
Suore di Nostra Signora della Carità del Buon Pastore
Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd

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Founded by St John Eudes. Approved, 1666, by Alexander VII. In 1835, St Mary Euphrasia Pelletier asked for and received approval of the Generalate in Angers (France). Also included in the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd are: (1) a contemplative branch set up, 1831, by St Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, having the same charism; constitutions were approved, 10 Jan 1834, by Bishop Montault. This branch is now known as Contemplative Sisters of the Good Shepherd, the sisters expressing the charism in lives of prayer and gospel asceticism. (2) Auxiliary Sisters of the Good Shepherd, who express their charism or gift by collaboration in the active ministry of the Sisters. Both congregations merged into main order, 27 Jun 2014.


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General Government, consisting of Superior General and 6 General Councillors. The sisters (about 4,927 active and about 814 contemplative) live in communities (617), grouped in Provinces (41) and Districts (7).

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