The Congregation of the Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate, commonly referred to as Pallottines, is an international community founded in Rome, Italy. We were founded by
St. Vincent Pallotti who was inspired in 1835 to found an institution that would encompass a variety of apostolic works, universal or catholic in their scope. His vision included priests, religious and laity. He saw the spiritual and temporal works of mercy as the means “to revive faith, re-enkindle charity and foster unity” among all of God’s people. The fruit of that inspiration is the Union of the Catholic Apostolate. As it began to grow he realized the need for communities of men and women who would be responsible for its development.

We trace our beginnings to the Pia Casa di Carità (Pious House of Charity) he established in Rome in 1838. This was a work dedicated to the religious and civil education of young girls who had been abandoned on the streets of Rome during a major period of upheaval in Italian history. It is a work that is still operating today.

Headquartered in Rome, the Congregation currently has four Provinces: one in Italy, one in the United States and two in Brazil with houses in Argentina. In addition the Italian province has mission houses in India and the Congregation supports a mission in Mozambique. Though our cultures and works vary we share a common charism and seek to live a common series of Beatitudes.

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