Welcome to SFIC


Our Congregation was founded in Veghel, Netherlands on June 24, 1844.  It was co-founded by Pastor Bernardinus van Miert and his niece, Sister Teresia van Miert.  From the start their unique aim was the care of the needy in whom they recognized the suffering Jesus.

Sister Teresia van Miert was deeply moved by the needs of the times in which she lived.  Steeped in the Gospel and in the life of St. Francis, she discovered ways to alleviate the sufferings of the people in her surroundings.

According to the tradition of the Congregation, the Sisters will give special attention to the underprivileged sectors of society.