“One person is of more value than the world”
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.