Our principal mission is to give witness to Christ through our consecrated life lived in community. As an active apostolic congregation, we embrace the mission entrusted to us by Christ: to go out to all the world and bring the good news - love, justice, peace.
"It is a great grace that God should permit us to assist
in the spread of his kingdom."
-- Blessed Pauline
Our SCC logo consists of the Christian monogram of a chi (X) and a rho (P). These are the first two letters of the Greek word, Khristos, or Christ. The SCC (Sisters of Christian Charity) forms one side of the X. This symbol reflects the Sisters as living together in Christ for the mission of Christlike love. It can be worn on a chain or as a pin.
This year on June 3, 2017, the Sisters of Christian Charity will celebrate the 200th birthday of our foundress,
Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt.
Blessed Pauline’s Basket of Healing and Love
Throughout Pauline’s life, she carried this basket which contained needed supplies for the poor, such as medicine, food items, and money. Her basket also contained her prayerbook and rosary which were also a comfort to the sick and the poor.
This basket symbolizes Pauline’s readiness to serve anyone in need during her time. Her Sisters carry on this legacy in their prayer and life-giving actions.