Pauline von Mallinckrodt lived in Germany during the 19th century. Witnessing the injustices and poverty brought about by the Industrial Revolution, this wealthy young woman set about serving Christ in the poor. She established a day care center for neglected children and a school for the blind.
In 1849, Pauline von Mallinckrodt founded a religious congregation, the Sisters of Christian Charity, Daughters of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception, to continue this service in the name of the Church and she added orphanages, kindergarten and regular schools.
The Sisters first came to the Philippines last January 25, 1995.