Office Bearers

Magdalene began a charitable organization to help the wounded and the sick, but gave special attention to girls living in poverty and those who had been abandoned. In 1808 she left the Canossa Palace indefinitely and with some companions, established herself in a poor district of San Zeno. This small group of women were contemplatives, not of the cloister but on the street. Magdalene called them “Daughters of Charity” because their task was to reveal God’s love to humanity.