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Daughters Of Divine Charity

Holy Family Province

Serve God And Others In This Wonderful World!
Join us and become a Daughters Of Divine Charity.


The Daughters of Divine Charity acquired the beautiful Georgian home in 1943 from the Barbour family. The Barbour family were the owners of the Jewel Stove Company in Detroit for many years and used the home as their summer residence. The Sisters acquired the home and immediately began caring for senior women.
The Daughters of Divine Charity are a Catholic international pontifical congregation of women founded in 1868 in Vienna, Austria. Today the Sisters number over 1500 and are located in 21 countries around the world. The congregation of Sisters is involved with caring for the elderly and education.

Visit our sisters at work at Holy Family Province, Staten Island, NY.
In the Bloomfield Hills area, the sisters administer a home for the aged women. The facility is a non-profit organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your charitable contributions are welcomed and are tax deductible.

We are a pontifical Congregation under Pope John II, with our Generalate located in Rome.
Our Mother House is in Vienna.

Our History


Our Mother Franziska Lechner began her work in 1868 Vienna, Austria in opening St. Mary's Homes for working girls during the European Industrial Revolution. The Congregation's apostolic works now extend to the education of youth, providing care and home for the elderly, the mentally, physically and psychologically disabled.
"...we endeavor with God's grace and assistance, to make ourselves available to the needs of the Church in the contemporary world." (Our Mission Statement).
Our sisters now serve in Albania, Africa, Austria, Bolivia, Boznia, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and The United States.
Our goal is to provide for the social and spiritual needs of the times of those entrusted to our care.


Mother Franciska Lechner

Am I Qualified ?


Everything For God, For The Poor, And For Our Congregation

We offer a wonderful, life-time career to generous, loving women who are ready to share their gifts and talents for the Lord's people.

Our congregation of the Daughters Of Divine Charity seek women that have:

  • A desire to pray

  • A longing to be a living witness to the Gospel

  • A willingness to live in community

  • The strength to serve God's people

  • The capacity to enjoy life

  • The confidence to hope for a better world through the living of the Holy Vows of Chastity, poverty and obedience.

  • At least 18 years and less than 50 years of age.








Prayer Life


We are founded on prayer and personal union with the Triune God, daily praying together as a Community.
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Liturgy of the Hours.
Meditation.
Community Prayers.
Rosary and Litanies.





Program For Life by Mother Franciska Lechner

No morning without a fervent prayer
No work without good intention
No joy without a thankful look toward God
No conversation without a thought of God
No suffering without God-given patience
No injury done without repentance
No mistake without critical judgment on it
No good work without humility
No one in need of help without a small gift
No sufferer let go uncomforted
No sickness suffered without forbearance
No night without self-examination

Prayer For Knowing My Vocation

Oh Lord, I'm growing up.
I am beginning to realize how important it is that I make decisions.
I would be afraid except for the fact that I know you'll guide me.
The world can use me and my talents - but where?
Show me
Lead me
Guide me
And when you show me, help me to be generous enough to respond.