Congregation of the Caritas Sisters of Jesus

About Us

Congregation of the Caritas Sisters of Jesus

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Our Congregation was founded through the work of evangelising the Salesian missionaries that arrived in Japan in 1936 and it was born in Miyazaki in 1937 as a female religious institute, to which the name [Caritas] was given by Antonio Cavoli, which means [God’s free love that is offered without boundaries]. In the name of the Congregation, they have echoed the Rector Major’s farewell speech (then D. Rinaldi) to the missionaries sent to Japan, where despite social civilisation being at a high level, knowledge of Caritas as taught by Jesus Christ was missing. [Caritas as a unique means to instil ourselves in the souls of these people]. There are currently 950 sisters across 15 nations who strive to spread [Caritas], the merciful love of God.

Following this international expansion, in 1998 the Congregation was recognised as a Pontifical Institute, in 2008 the Generalate was transferred to Rome, and in 2009 the name was changed from [Caritas Sisters of Miyazaki] to [Caritas Sisters of Jesus] which better expresses our charisma.