of the Congregation
During World War I and in the period between the wars, the congregation very dynamically grew its apostolate, providing continued education courses and schools for servants in many places of all three former partitions. During this period, the Sisters, under stricter hiding, operated under the banner of the Girls Care Association. Apostolic duties - characteristic of the era - included: job placement and train station missions, which facilitated the first contact of the sisters with girls coming to cities in search of work. At the same time, ministry for servants was carried out to deepen their religious life and prepare them for the sacraments.
Unfortunately, the Second World War - and even more the times of communist repression - changed the fraim of our apostolate very much. During the war, the sisters were forced to relocate frequently. The situation mobilized them to establish new apostolic contacts and to engage in helping victims of the war: children, prisoners, numerous Jewish families or persecuted priests.
After the war, however, the communist authorities prevented the sisters from carrying out many works, imposing new forms of work on them, for example among disabled children. At that time, many sisters began to work in state institutions to be able to continue their ministry among girls - in tailoring shops, vocational schools, hospitals or in catechesis work.
This situation remained unchanged until the fall of communism, when the new authorities began to restore the sisters lost works and give back properties taken from them. This gave the Congregation the opportunity to return to the tasks and services consistent with the charism: among girls and women, families and children.
Out of concern for the Polish diaspora, the sisters undertook works in the USA, Great Britain and Algeria. And by engaging in missions in Bolivia and Ukraine, they expanded the scope of their apostolate. In response to the signs of the times, in this century they opened a branch in Italy, also because of the ministry among the Polish diaspora.
At present, we are still looking for new ways of growing the Congregation and serving in the spirit of our Founders, ready to go wherever God leads us.