Meaning of Sister of Charity

Sis'ter of Char'ity

Pronunciation: [key]
— Rom. Cath. Ch. Rom. Cath. Ch.
  1. a member of one of several congregations of sisters founded in 1634 by St. Vincent de Paul.
  2. any of several other orders of nuns devoted to teaching, care of the sick, etc.
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