Fr. Antonio Cavoli, SDB (Founder)
Venerable Vincent Cimatti, SDB (Co-Founder)
The congregation of the Suore della Carità di Gesù (SCG) or Caritas Sisters of Jesus was founded by Salesian Italian priests of St. John Bosco in 1937 in Miyazaki, Japan. The founder, Fr. Antonio Cavoli, SDB and co-founder, Venerable Vincent Cimatti, SDB named the congregation “Caritas” because it started with love and concern for the poor people. The love and self-sacrificing work for the abandoned of the Caritas sisters won the hearts of a lot of non-Catholics and led them to God. The small seed blossomed into fruitful tree that has spread its missionary presence in 15 countries with around 1000 sisters of different nationalities.
The “Caritas Sisters of Jesus” is:
a community which, as Apostles of the Love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, joyfully witnesses the experience of a more profoundly mystical and prophetic consecrated life;
a loving community which, in order to be a sign of communion and reconciliation in the midst of the fragmented modern world, seeks a communion among its members inspired by that of the Blessed Trinity;
a community which proclaims the good news of hope to the world, safeguarding human life and dignity and laboring for the restoration of the order of creation.