Vocation Profile - Servants of Charity

Servants of Charity

Fr. Satheesh Alphonse SdC
Vocation Director
16195 Old U.S. 12
Chelsea, MI 48118

734-475-8430
satheesh08@yahoo.com
www.servantsofcharity.org

International?Yes
Professed members14
Year founded1908
Generalate/motherhouseRome, Italy
Province/federationDivine Providence

(Arch)dioceses
Lansing, MI; Philadelphia, PA; Providence, RI
International
Worldwide
Mission
Also known as Guanellians, as priests and brothers we work with developmentally disabled children and adults. Such disabilities include mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism. The Servants of Charity believe that the promotion of the whole person, according to each one's capabilities, is our main objective. We operate the St. Louis Center, which provides residential foster care for males and females with developmental disabilities.
Qualifications
Sound mental and physical health; good judgment and common sense.
Formation
The formation program is individualized.
Age range/limit
Based on each individual's spiritual and physical gifts.
Belated vocations?
Yes: An age limit is not set, but is determined on a case by case basis, depending on the man's background, education, and whether the brotherhood or priesthood is desired.

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