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.
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.
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.