August 23: First Confraternity of Charity (Origin of the Ladies of Charity)

On August 23, 1617, St. Vincent founded the First Confraternity of Charity at Châtillon-les-Dombes. The Confraternities became what we know today as the Ladies of Charity or AIC (International Association of Charities). Read St. Vincent’s own description in this SlideShare presentation.

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