St Francis De Sales

DSFS Convent


More Zeal...More Love.

“Do everything by love, nothing by force.” St Francis de Sales

Sisters are currently working in South Africa, Kenya, Chad, Cameroon, Tanzania, Brazil, Philippines, and several states in India in addition to Italy and England.

Fr Carlo Cavina

ABOUT

The Congregation of the Daughters of St. Francis De Sales (D.S.F.S.) was started in Lugo, Ravenna, Italy, in 1872 by the Servant of God Fr. CARLO CAVINA who was then Parish Priest of Lugo. The Charism of the D.S.F.S. is to be Apostles of prayer and Educators of faith.

At the present time, D.S.F.S. missions are working in South Africa, Kenya, Chad, Cameroon, Tanzania, Brazil, Philippines, and several states in India in addition to Italy and England.

Our own D.S.F.S. Convent in Dorchester gives pastoral and educational support to the local community through the visiting of the sick, elderly and housebound, the teaching of catechism for the youth and adults in the Parish, through prayer and support for Holy Masses. In addition, the Sisters are helping to raise much needed funds for the mission of the D.S.F.S. in India who maintain the De Sales Education Centre for Deaf and Blind Children based in Andhra Pradesh, as well as a number of orphanages that have been set up to shelter girls in the local communities and clinics that have been set up in remote areas to provide medicines and nursing assistance. Other activities include pastoral care of the sick and the aged as well as the teaching of catechism and visiting families.

CHARITABLE TRUST

The Daughters of St. Francis de Sales Charitable Trust (Registered Charity No: 1129384) has been established to facilitate the support of the work of the Daughters of St. Francis de Sales wherever that may be in the world.


CHARITABLE AIMS

The aims of the Daughters of St. Francis de Sales are:

To advance the Catholic faith for the benefit of the public in accordance with the spiritual principles in the constitution of the society known as the Daughters of St. Francis de Sales by any charitable means that the trustees think fit; To advance the Christian education of youth through the provision of grants and bursaries to groups or individuals and by any other charitable means that the trustees from time to time determine;
To relieve financial hardship, either generally or individually, of people living in the areas of the world where the Daughters of St. Francis de Sales carry out their charitable works through grants or through paying for the provision of services, items and facilities;
To relieve sickness and the physical and mental distress of people living in the areas of the world where the Daughters of St. Francis de Sales carry out their charitable works, through grants or through paying for the provision of services, items and facilities.

GIVE YOUR SUPPORT & FIND OUT MORE

Individuals or groups, whether laity or religious, may assist in the charitable activities of the congregation through prayer and almsgiving, following the twofold aims of the congregation in contemplation and action, striving to combine the life of Martha and Mary

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If you would like to support the mission of the D.S.F.S. Sisters in Dorchester or to find out more information then please contact the Convent (details below). Any cheques should be made payable to the 'D.S.F.S. Charitable Trust' and sent to the Convent c/o Sister Jossy Joseph.

D.S.F.S. Convent
Holy Trinity Parish Centre
Culliford Road North
Dorchester
DT1 1QG

Tel: 01305 264355.

Daughters of St. Francis de Sales Charitable Trust
Registered Charity 1129384

Supporting the mission and work of the Daughters of St. Francis de Sales
in all areas of the world.