Sisters of Charity of Saint Mary
Mother Pierre-Anne Mandato
3435 Gouin Boulevard East
Montreal, Quebec H1B 1B1
Tél. : 514 322-1161

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Chile is a geographically diverse country that spans over 4,000 kilometres, from the hot deserts of the north to the icy landscape of Patagonia. Chile is also one of South America’s most industrialized countries – although these advances are not evident in communities in higher elevations, where the Sisters of Charity of Saint Mary concentrate their efforts. In these areas, they strive to spread the Gospel within homes and tend to the sick.

Every Saturday at noon, the Sisters provide a free meal to some 50 children aged three to 17, accompanied by nearly a dozen mothers. Teams of volunteers help with the food preparation. Once a week, some particularly needy families are given the additional “privilege” of a shower and an extra meal.

The Sisters of Charity of Saint Mary and their volunteers also help children with learning disabilities do their school work.

Every year, for nearly three weeks and with the assistance of a number of students and individuals from various chapels within the parish, the sisters organize a summer camp with games and other activities for local children.

Institutions and services in Chile

  • Santa Maria dining hall
  • Catechesis
  • Ministry to the sick
  • Parish ministry and diocesan ministry for the elderly
  • Prayer and Gospel study groups
  • Vocational outreach
  • Seniors’ centre project
  • Participation in the team of parish youth counsellors
  • Support for liturgical celebrations


Parish support
Dining hall
Summer camp
Ministry to the sick
Ministry to the elderly
Vocation ministry
Daily living

National statistics

Capital : Santiago del Chile
Population : 15 800 000
Density : 20.9/km2
Number of physicians (per 1,000 pop.) : 1,08
GDP per capita ($) : 9 992
Public spending on education (% total GDP) : 3,9
Rate of postsecondary education (%) : 37,2

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