“Love for God, love for one another in the communities and love for all people…”

From the very small beginnings in Lovendegem, the Congregation spread and grew. Today, we carry out our mission in many parts of the world as well as in India.

We are involved from the very earliest of years in formal and non-formal education, schools and centres for the blind and deaf, the intellectually disabled, and others. These ministries continue, always adapting to the needs of the time.

We spread God's caring love through our service in nursing homes, hospitals, in the care of the elderly, aids patients, people suffering from leprosy, those who are terminally ill. We also work with the socially marginalized, the troubled youth, the homeless, and the refugees, the impoverished, the oppressed, valuing the dignity of the human person we are involved in the work of human promotion especially that of women. We engage in pastoral activity, catechesis and evangelization, sharing the Word of God with those who thirst for it.

Apart from India the Sisters serve and witness in Belgium, England, Ireland, Nederlands, Rwanda, Mali, Congo, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the Republic of Central Africa and Rome. The Mother house of the Congregation is in Ghent, Belgium. The Generalate or central administration is in Brussels. The Central Leadership Team is an International group of sisters.

Mother Placide

Mother Placide
During the 40 years of her administration, this deeply spiritual woman of courageous faith eventually founded, in collaboration with Father Triest, 18 religious communities in order to assist troubled people.

SCJM Crest

SCJM Crest
One Heart and One Soul (Acts 4:32).

Deus Caritas Est

Deus Caritas Est
The Sisters wear the cross with the inscription "DEUS CARITAS EST" (GOD IS LOVE) as a sign of their belonging to the Congregation.

Fr. Triest

     Fr. Triest
He devoted practically all his time to the elderly, the poor, the mentally ill, and to foundlings or, in other words, to those in whom society did not seem to take any interest.