Who we are

Who we are 2020-03-21T00:09:03+00:00

The Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St Charles Borromeo – Scalabrinians was founded by Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini in Piacenza on October 25, 1895, with the brother and sister, Father Joseph and Mother Assunta Marchetti as Cofounders. Its mission is the evangelical, missionary service to migrants, especially the poorest and neediest. It spread initially in Brazil, and later to Europe (1936), North America (1941), and in recent decades to various countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa, so that today it is present in 5 continents and 27 countries. The General Headquarters is in Rome. The Sisters live their lives for Jesus Christ according to the demands of the Scalabrinian charism, practicing fraternal life in community as a vital element of religious consecration, and strengthening their fidelity to their vocation through prayer, meditation on the Word of God, and the Eucharistic Celebration, source of communion with God and their brothers and sisters.



Our spirituality in centered in Christ and embodied in the reality of the migrants. It is rooted in God who journeys with his people and in Jesus Christ who places his tent among us. It is lived in the community, nourished by the Eucharist, the devotion to Mary, listening to the Word of God, and the pleas of the migrants


We seek to live the following of the pilgrim Jesus in the service to the neediest of migrants and refugees. The Scalabrinian charism challenges us to live the compassion and solidarity, to take on the apostolic itinerancy by becoming “migrants with the migrants” and witnessing to welcoming and to communion in diversity of the peoples on the move.