We are The Religious Sisters of Charity, a religious congregation of women dedicated to working with the poor, vulnerable and marginalised. Our congregation was founded by Mary Aikenhead in Ireland in 1815. We hope you enjoy visiting our website and learning about our Congregation.

Where We Work

  • Ireland

    Since the time of Mother Mary Aikenhead our sisters have ministered in various parts of Ireland. Today our sisters are present in Dublin, Cork, Clarinbridge, Kilkenny, Tramore and Clonmel. Read More...

  • England/Scotland

    In 1840 a request came for the Congregation to establish a house in Preston, England. Today sisters are present in Clydebank, Airdrie, Birkenhead, Rock Ferry, Birmingham, Bristol and London. Read More...

  • Zambia

    The sisters first went to Chikuni, Monze Diocese in Zambia in 1948. They continue to minister in Monze Diocese, the Archdiocese of Lusaka, and the Dioceses of Ndola, Solwezi and Mpika. Read More...

  • California/Venezuela

    At the invitation of Cardinal McIntyre the sisters arrived in Long Beach, California in 1953. Today they minister in San Fernando, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Culver City, Garden Grove and San Pedro. From 1980 - 2012 the sisters were also present in Venezuela. Read More...

  • Nigeria

    In 1959 Archbishop Taylor of Lagos invited the Congregation to come and minister in Nigeria. The first four sisters arrived in 1961. Today sisters are present in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Warri and Ibadan. Read More...

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    In January 2009 the Apostolic Nuncio of Zambia/Malawi, Archbishop Nicholas Girasoli, upon hearing of our interest to move into a new country asked Bishop Musikuwa of Chikwawa Diocese, who was in need of personnel, to invite us to Malawi - a new community was opened in Konzalendo, Malawi on 8th October 2011. Read More...


  • Human Trafficking - Overview of the Global & National Context

    ireland trafficking april14 thumbHuman Trafficking is a new term but not a new form of violation of human rights.  The figures for what is believed to be the biggest crime of our time are staggering. The United Nations estimated in 2005 that two million children are trapped in commercial sexual exploitation every year, while the International Labour Organisation’s 2012 statistics estimate that as many as 21 million people are exploited through forced labour.  READ MORE...

  • Our Wonderful Sabbatical

    australia agnesmary thumbSrs Mary McKeon and Agnes Morgan have been on sabbatical this past year and made two very special visits.  Here Sr Mary recounts her experiences: READ MORE...

    And Sr Agnes tells us about her experiences HERE...

  • Entrepreneurship in Mackenzie

    mackenzie1 1406 thumbRecently Sr Marian Bell organised a workshop for the women in Mackenzie, Ndola, Zambia.  Here she reports on how the event was received by the women and what it meant to her.  READ MORE...

  • Visitation Celebration in California

    barbque june2014 thumbThe Feast of the Visitation of Mary was celebrated in style by the RSC’s in Southern California. Click HERE to read Sr Brid O'Shea's account of the special day below.

  • Nigerian Women Religious celebrate Golden Jubilee

    nigeria womenreligious thumb april 14The Nigeria Conference for Women Religious, NCWR recently clocked up 50 years of service. These women of God in Nigeria could  not contain their joy as they gathered together in the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Onitsha, Anambra State, from 20th to 23rd of February, 2014 to thank God and to celebrate with the people of God.  READ MORE...

  • Water with Blessings

    water with blessings april2014Water With Blessings equips and empowers mothers to become Water Women: compassionate agents of change in their communities, who filter clean water for their families and neighbors.  Our sisters in Konzalendo recently took up the challenge to bring this project to the people in their local area.  Here they tell us what happened - READ MORE...
  • Ireland
  • England/Scotland
  • Zambia
  • California
  • Nigeria
  • Malawi





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