History

St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier (1796-1868), our Foundress, believed in the Gospel message of Love and Compassion for the most vulnerable. The innate dignity of each person is at the heart of being Good Shepherd. It is Mary Euphrasia’s love, compassion, courage and audacity that are part of the legacy to us, who now walk in her footsteps.

In October 1814, St. Mary Euphrasia responded to the call to join the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of Refuge, a Congregation in France that reached out to women and girls who were marginalised by society.

She had a deep longing and desire for a Congregation that show forth God’s merciful love to the world. To realise her vision, she sought and was granted permission by her Congregation to establish the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd (Good Shepherd Sisters) in Angers, France, in 1835. In her lifetime, she saw foundations established in all continents.

Today, the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd is an international congregation. There are Good Shepherd Sisters and collaborators in mission in over 70 countries across the world.

Our History


1939-1940

Arrival of Good Shepherd Sisters in Singapore
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1941-1945

Continual of the Good Shepherd Sisters’ Mission during World War II
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1947-1950

Opening of Good Shepherd Convent and Marymount Vocational School at Marymount
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1954

Establishment of the Good Shepherd Convent Kindergarten & Gazette of Marymount Vocational School as Place of Safety
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1963

Establishment of Marymount Kindergarten
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1965

Establishment of Rose Villa
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1969

Re-gazette of Marymount Vocational School to Marymount Vocational Centre
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1982

Establishment of Marian Centre which is now known as Good Shepherd Student Care
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1986 - 1988

Establishment of Good Shepherd Centre
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1988

Re-naming of the Marymount Vocational Centre to Marymount Centre
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2003

Transfer of Rose Villa’s Residency to Good Shepherd Centre
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2006

Establishment of Ahuva Good Shepherd (Children’s Home)
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2011

Land Acquisition by Singapore Land Authority
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2012

Development of Good Shepherd Place
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2014

Relocation of Marymount Centre
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