Each institute is a reflection of the Beauty and Goodness of God. Each one was inspired by the Holy Spirit to respond to the needs of the Church in the world and to manifest in a specific way the love of God for mankind.
St Vincent de Paul and Madame de Pollalion had the inspiration to found Union-Chrétienne for “the contribution of glorifying God and saving souls” in every possible way in the field of education and in the Christian instruction of youth.
Stemming from the Counter-Reformation of the Council of Trent, the spirituality of Union-Chrétienne is that of the French school of thought : it deals with the imitation of Jesus Christ throughout the different stages of his life.

Our Charism of UNION

The name itself “Union-Chrétienne” chosen by Saint Vincent de Paul urges the sisters to

“remain united to Jesus Christ and to one another through the inseparable bond of fraternal love”


in their community and apostolic life. The sisters profess public vows to observe the evangelical counsels of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience. They add a fourth vow recognized by the Church as their own specific charism : the vow of Union. Through this vow, they are committed to remain united to one another within the Community on behalf of their Union with Jesus Christ and as a testimony to his Love.

Following the example of their Foundress, the sisters strive to cultivate a great love for the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to practice abandonment to Divine Providence.

The first Superiors of the Institute by vow took the Virgin Mary as Mother and foundress of the Institute. The sisters are called to foster a filial confidence in her maternal protection.

“The sisters will always address the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of the Church, with trust and love. ”