Who
ARE WE?

Sisters with a charism of compassion in the service of the Church, bearing witness to the tenderness of the Father.

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Our Presence
IN THE WORLD

Inspired by the missionary ardor of Élisabeth Bruyère, we are present where Love urges us on.

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Becoming
A SISTER OF CHARITY

You want to build a world of love and hope? Enter into the great movement of the gift of your life.

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Word of Welcome
OF THE GENERAL ANIMATOR

I extend a warm welcome to the site of the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa! Throughout our history as a congregation which was founded in Ottawa in 1845, you will discover our founder, Mother Élisabeth Bruyère and the spiritual and apostolic legacy that she has left us. Over the years, these values have inspired our commitment to the educational mission, to health care, to social action and to evangelization. Today, animated by the same faith in Providence and by the same charity toward all forms of poverty, Sisters and Associates continue to live the charism in Canada, in the United States, in Lesotho and the Republic of South Africa, in Malawi and in Zambia, in Brazil, in Japan and Thailand as well as in Cameroon.

Sister Lorraine Desjardins, sco
General Animator

Come, you whom my Father has blessed! (...) in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me!

Mt 25:34.40

My dear and beloved daughters, be charitable, love each other and be of service to your neighbour for the love of God. (...) Let us all together be of one heart and one soul.


Testament of Élisabeth Bruyère