​And now there remain faith, hope, charity, these three: but the greater of these is charity. (1 Cor. 13:13)

Sodality of Charity was established in 2020 at St. Gertrude the Great Roman Catholic Church of West Chester, OH. It functions as an association of girls and ladies as a Catholic Action group under the authority of the clergy of the parish.

The Patron of the Sodality is St. Francis de Sales, who is also patron of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. St. Francis de Sales showed in his teachings, especially in his spiritual classic An Introduction to the Devout Life, that sanctity is not limited to church rectories and convents, but can be sought also in society and homes. Another patron of the Sodality is St. Francis of Paola, to whom an angel showed a shield with the word CARITAS (Charity) in gold letters. Charity to all was the major goal and distinction of the mission of St. Francis of Paola, and St. Francis de Sales was member of the Minim Third Order.

The Sodality of Charity meets once a month on First Saturdays. The meeting consists of Holy Mass and Communion, a short spiritual talk, joint activity, and common ending prayer. Sodality members can join the different clubs of the Sodality for their activities outside of the monthly meeting.

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