Ladies of Charity

The Ladies of Charity is the oldest voluntary lay association of women in the church. It dates back to 1617 when, for the first time, Vincent de Paul gathered a group of women in Chatillon-les-Dombes, France and gave structure to their first initiatives to come to the aid of the poor families in the parish. To this first group of women volunteers St.Vincent gave the significant name of “Ladies of Charity”. Today there are members in Salford, Hallam, and Westminster dioceses visiting the housebound and those who are ill at home or in hospital. Members also reach out to those in any kind of need or poverty.
SALFORD                  Mrs Catherine Stafford 53 Ilkley Crescent Reddish Stockport SK5 6HG
HALLAM                   Mrs Brenda Murphy 4 Tasker Road Sheffield S10 1 UZ

WESTMINSTER      Anne Hodson Pressinger 4, Lyall Street Eaton Square London SW1X 8DW

One Response to Ladies of Charity

  1. Alan Murphy says:

    Greetings. I came across a reference to the Ladies of Charity when I was reading a book, Humility of Heart, translated by Cardinal Vaughan and dedicated to the L of C. He was one time Bishop of Salford and translated the book whilst staying at Derwent Hall, (Hallamshire?) demolished in 1944 to make way for the Ladybower Reservoir.
    Humility of Heart by Fr Cajetan Mary da Bergamo translated by Herbert Cardinal Vaughan published by Tan Books, ISBN 978-0-89555-766-7.
    It was given to me by daughter Louise Vaughan! I wll gladly send a copy if you are interested and cannot locate it. With kindest regards, Alan Murphy.

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