Since 1633, The Daughters of Charity have been called to serve Jesus Christ in the person of the poor and the marginalized, in a spirit of humility, simplicity and charity.

Motivated by the love of Christ and strengthened by a deep prayer life… the Daughters of Charity live together in community… supporting each other in a common mission of service.

Besides vows of poverty, chastity and obedience… the Daughters of Charity also make a special vow of service of the poor. These vows are non-religious, annual and always renewable. The Catholic Church acknowledges the Daughters of Charity as a Society of Apostolic Life. Since 1852, up and down the Coast of California, the Daughters of Charity helped settle California through Health Care, Education, Religion and Social Work.