The Servants of Charity - Founded by Father Louis Gaunella]

Our Mission

Take care of those who have no one else to care for them

The Guanellian Mission is to take care of the poorest of the poor, those who have no one else to care for them.  Following the Example of Christ, Good Shepherd and Good Samaritan, and walking in the footsteps of our Founder, Saint Louis Guanella, we are searching and caring for the poor, the suffering, the abandoned, and the wounded members of God’s family. 

The Servants of Charity are concerned in a special way with children and youth who are materially and morally abandoned; the elderly who, deprived of all other human support, have no way to continue alone; persons with developmental disabilities, whom our tradition calls ‘good children’, and who do not have adequate care; and an apostolate of prayer for the suffering and dying throughout the world.  The Congregation devotes itself to caring for these souls both physically and spiritually, combining the ministry of evangelization with active expressions of aid to the poor. 

The poorest and most vulnerable ones are our precious “treasures,” as Saint Guanella said, “take in the most abandoned of all, have him sit at the table with you and make him one of your own, because this is Jesus Christ.”  By dedicating ourselves entirely to the fulfillment of this mission, the Servants of Charity find their way to sanctification.