Main Number: 773-545-8300
Provincial Superior: Sister Rita Butler, D.S.M.P
Vocation Director: Sister Beth Ann Dillion, D.S.M.P.
Vocation Phone: 773-545-8300
The Religious Congregation of the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, sometimes referred to as Guanellians, was founded in 1881 by Blessed Aloysius Guanella. Impelled by the love of Christ, he spent his entire life and energies for the needy, the physically and mentally handicapped, orphans, and the aged, and founded two religious congregations to carry on his work - the Servants of Charity for priests and brothers and the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence. The Daughters of St. Mary of Providence live their special vocation, binding themselves to God with the three vows of Chastity, Poverty, and Obedience. Faithful to the Magisterium of the Church, the Sisters spread the "culture of charity" ministering to:
Physically and mentally handicapped adults
Senior Citizens in Health Care Facilities/ Assisted Living Arrangements
Low Income Housing
Parish Groups in Religious Education Classes
At present, over 1,200 members are represented in fourteen countries around the world: Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Romania, India, Philippine Islands, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Mexico, Canada and the United States. As a sign of their total consecration to Christ, the Sisters wear a simple, uniform habit with veil and a Crucifix.