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Mission Statement

Bible Cross The Ladies of Charity of the United States of America (LCUSA) is a federation of Catholic women that continues, expands and improves the charitable and spiritual works accomplished by the local associations of the Ladies of Charity in the United States by:

Assuring that works of charity are carried on according to the directives of our founder, Saint Vincent de Paul, and in the spirit of Saint Louise de Marillac and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Forging a closely knit bond among LCUSA and all local associations in the United States assures that there is unity of purpose and approach in addressing the problems of poverty and injustice, thus improving the quality of life of all people.

It fosters closer, more vital links, with the Association of International Charities (AIC) so as to profit from the experiences of Ladies of Charity world-wide and to be supportive of sister associations in their efforts to respond to unmet needs.

The concern of the Ladies of Charity, therefore, goes beyond strictly parochial matters and embraces the total community.  As circumstances direct and time permits, the Ladies engage in civic activities, bringing the same witness of charity to these.  They cooperate with other community groups, especially in activities for the relief of the poor and for the betterment of social conditions.  They strive to build a true community, based on common interests, goals and activities, and held together with the bond of friendship which mirrors the union of love to which the followers of Christ should bear witness.