It was in Châtillon-les-Dombes, a small village near Maçon, in France, that St. Vincent created in 1617 the first “Confraternities,” later called “Charities.” So was born the first nucleus, the first Charity, from which stemmed the AIC and a great number of Vincentian groups that followed. See the new YouTube video– AIC: The Journey, 1617 to Today narrated by Fr. John Freund, C.M.
John & Monica,Thank you so much for an excellent story of the roots of the Ladies of Charity.
Our pleasure MaryAnn, to tell this story. Thanks for taking the time to comment.