Daughters of Divine Charity


850 Highland Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10305

Community Information

Provincial Superior:  Sr. Mary Coffelt, F.D.C.

For more information please contact:

Holy Family Province – Provincialate
Sister Marie Clare Weaver, FDC
850 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10305

Sister M. Carmella Chojnacki, FDC
2836 Corpus Christi Drive
South Bend, IN 46628

Sister M. Olivete Brandao, FDC
6036 Camino Rico
San Diego, CA 92120
Email:  moalcantarab@gmail.com

Website:  www.daughtersofdivinecharity.org

The Daughters of Divine Charity, an International Congregation serving throughout Europe, Africa, North and South America.   Mother Franziska Lechner, founded our Congregation in Vienna, Austria on November 21, 1868.   Franziska felt a strong call to religious life which led her to establish our Congregation of love.  We profess the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience as a witness to the world of our fidelity and consecration to God.   Wearing a simple habit, ring and medal identifies us as Daughters of Divine Charity.   Our motto “All for God, for the Poor and for Our Congregation” embodies our charism.    The mission statement of Holy Family Province is to “make God’s love visible in the world by reaching out to those in need, especially to women, youth and the elderly.”  Franziska’s legacy continues through her Sisters who in prayer, community life and service strive to be a source of hope, a credible sign of God’s goodness and unconditional love through their ministries of:  education, residences for the elderly, young women, parish life, the deaf and retreat center for spiritual renewal.  

Will you answer HIS call and become a part of our family who serve the Archdioceses of New York, Detroit and the Dioceses of Cleveland, Fort Wayne/South Bend and San Diego? 

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