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Daughters of Our Lady of the Garden

About Us

Our mission has its origin in the mission of Christ, and follows our Founder’s inspiration of service in the Church. Attentive to the needs of the times, in creative fidelity to the founding Charism of vigilant evangelical charity, we do our best for the good of all persons, with a special love for the poor. In sisterly communion, we joyfully take up the challenge of becoming everything to everyone, with a commitment which knows no limit other than the impossible or the inopportune.

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The Daughters of Our Lady of the Garden, founded by St. Anthony Gianelli in 1829, are dedicated to apostolic activity and serving the needs of the times with vigilant evangelical charity. Their mission is deeply rooted in the charism of their founder, focusing on service in the Church, especially to the poor and marginalized.

Ministry Work

The sisters engage in a variety of ministries, including education, healthcare, social services, and parish work. They operate schools, hospitals, and community outreach programs. Their work spans across 13 countries on 5 continents, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Italy, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Spain, United States, and Uruguay. They provide spiritual formation, retreats, and various programs aimed at holistic development and service to the community.

Daily Life and Mission

Daily life for the sisters is a blend of contemplative prayer, community living, and active ministry. Their day begins with communal morning prayers, including the Liturgy of the Hours and daily Mass, fostering a deep connection with God and each other. Afternoons are typically dedicated to their various ministries, such as teaching, healthcare, or social services. Evenings include Vespers and reflection, allowing the sisters to integrate their day's experiences with their spiritual practice. This rhythm of prayer, work, and reflection helps them live out their mission of compassionate service, embodying the love and care of Christ.

Their mission is characterized by a commitment to becoming everything to everyone, with a love that knows no limits other than the impossible or inopportune. They strive to live in sisterly communion and joyfully take up the challenge of serving others with a special focus on the poor and marginalized.

Vision and Goals

The Daughters of Our Lady of the Garden aim to be a beacon of compassionate service, offering support and love to those in need. Through their diverse ministries, they strive to foster spiritual, intellectual, and social development. Their dedication to prayer, service, and community life ensures they remain a vibrant source of inspiration, living out their mission to glorify God and serve humanity. Their ongoing efforts in education, healthcare, and social services reflect their commitment to addressing the most pressing needs of society with creativity and fidelity to their founding charism.

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