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Subject: Basilian Alepian Sisters, Basilian Chouerite Sisters, Sisters of the Destitute, Congregation of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
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Sisters of Charity of Saints Bartolomea Capitanio and Vincenza Gerosa (SCCG)

The Institute of the Sisters of Charity of Saints

See also

  • Official website of Sisters of Maria Bambina (Holy Child Mary)
  • Official website of Sisters of Charity of Saints Bartolomea Capitanio and Vincenza Gerosa (SCCG) Indian Provinces

External links

  1. ^ a b "Who We Are", Sisters of Holy Child Mary
  2. ^ a b , 29 May 2013Santi e Beati, Servant of God Angelo BosioFlocchini, Emilia.
  3. ^ "About Us", SCCG Indian Provinces
  4. ^ "St. Vincenza Gerosa", CatholicOnline
  5. ^ "St. Vincenza Gerosa", Thy Daily Bread
  6. ^ "Where We Are", Sisters of Holy Child Mary
  7. ^ "World News", Sisters of Holy Child Mary
  8. ^ a b Mosca SCCG, Vincenza. "Bartolomea Capitanio", Sisters of Holy Child Mary
  9. ^ "Saint Vincenza Gerosa", 365 Rosaries
  10. ^ a b Jairam, Rayma. "Information on the 'Divina Infantita' (since Vatican II called the little Immaculate Mary) or in Italy called 'Maria Bambina'", The Marian Library, University of Dayton
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Dependent on Secunderabad Province: Egypt, Israel

Dependent on New Delhi Province: Nepal

Dependent on Calicut Province: Ethiopia

Provinces: Dharwad, Mangalore, Calicut, Secunderabad, Calcutta, New Delhi, North-East India, South-East India, Bangladesh, Myanmar

Communities dependent on Superior General: Wiang Papao, Sri Vicien

Communities: 5 in Nepal, 2 in Thailand[17]

South-East Asia

General Delegations: Japan

Communities: 2 in Japan[16]


Hospital in Nazareth, Israel since 1984.

Communities: 1 in Israel[15]

Middle East

General Delegations: Zambia, Zimbabwe

Communities: 2 in Egypt, 4 in Ethiopia, 8 in Zambia, 3 in Zimbabwe[14]


Communities dependent on Superior General: The Generalate Lovere, Amurrio, London, Bacau, Bucharest, Faraoani, Iași

Province: Triveneto

General Delegations: Southern Italy, Lombardy

Communities: 1 in England, 99 in Italy, 1 in Spain, 4 in Romania[13]


Provinces: Brazil, Argentina

Communities: 12 in Argentina, 10 in Brazil, 3 in Peru, 1 in Uruguay[12]

South America

Communities dependent on Superior General: Gonzales, California and Salinas, California

Communities: 2 in California[11]

North America


The Sisters' ministry is primarily in the areas of education, health care, and pastoral care.


In Italy, where the Institute began in 1832, most of the communities founded were first in the Lombardo-Veneto region. The Community went to India in March 1860, where there developed 197 houses in eight provinces. In 1864 the sisters in India extended their work into what is now Bangladesh, where there are 18 communities. From the Bengal Province, the sisters established the first of 31 communities in Myanmar in 1916.


Beginning in 1884, various miracles were attributed to the image. It became the custom to offer newly-married couples a wedding gift of a small wax image of Maria Bambina. The devotion to Maria Bambina spread from the Milan area to the whole of Italy.[10]

Bishop Alberico Simonetta brought the waxen image of Maria Bambina to Milan on his return to his native town in 1738. In 1739 the image was entrusted to the Capuchin Sisters. In 1842 the image of the Infant Mary was donated to the sanctuario attached to the Sisters of Charity Generalate in Milan by the Franciscan Sisters of Todi. The image of the Maria Bambina was exposed for veneration only on the 8th of September, the Feast of Mary's Nativity. The Milanese began to call the sisters who staffed the Hospital of Ciceri the “Sisters of Maria Bambina”.

The wax image of Maria Bambina was modeled in 1735 by Sr. Isabella Chiara Formari, a Sister of the Poor Clares in Todi, Perugia. However devotion to the Divina Infantita pre-dates this. Over the main entrance of the Milan cathedral are the words in bronze letters: Mariae Nascenti, meaning to the Infant Mary.[10]

Maria Bambina

After having accomplished this they decided to extend their mission to establish a special religious institute with the objectives of providing assistance to the sick, free education for girls, Christian orphanages, and programs designed to promote youth welfare. To accomplish this mission, together they founded the Sisters of Charity in 1824.[9]

About the same time Bartolomea Capitanio, and together they embarked on a new mission to start a hospital to care for those who could not afford medical care.

Bartolomea Capitanio was born in Lovere into a family of modest means. Her mother decided to send her to the boarding school of the Poor Clares at the age of 11 where she acquired a deep piety.[8] She finished her education with the Poor Clares when she was about 18. Soon she felt called and approached Fr. Angelo Bosio, her spiritual teacher for help. The approval of the Bishop of Brescia, Gabrio Nava allowed Fr. Angelo Bosio and the parish priest, Father Rusticiano Barboglio to buy a house. This came to be known as the “Conventino” (small convent) from where the congregation's work began.[8]



  • History 1
  • Maria Bambina 2
  • Expansion 3
  • Today 4
  • Structure 5
    • North America 5.1
    • South America 5.2
    • Europe 5.3
    • Africa 5.4
    • Middle East 5.5
    • Asia 5.6
    • South-East Asia 5.7
  • References 6
  • External links 7
  • See also 8

[7][6].South America, North America, Africa, Middle East, Asia, South-East Asia, Europe in provinces Today the institute has a worldwide presence with [5] is celebrated on 28 June.feast day Vincenza's [4].Pope Pius XII in the year 1950 by Roman Catholic Church by the canonizedBartolomea and Vincenza were both [2] after a long illness and was succeeded by Sister Crocifissa Rivellini.[1] Catherine was elected and went on to serve as Sister Vincenza. She along with Fr. Bosio introduced their charitable service in prisons and went on to build hospitals for the needy. She died on 29 June 1847[3] Thus began the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Lovere. Bartolomea died on 26 July 1833 just eight months after founding the Congregation. It was left to Catherine Gerosa, under the guidance of Father Bosio to carry on the work begun.[2]

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