Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd

The Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, also known as the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, is a Catholic religious order that was founded in 1835 by Mary Euphrasia Pelletier in Angers, France. The religious sisters belong to a Catholic international congregation of religious women dedicated to promoting the welfare of women and girls.

Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd
Congregationis Sororum a Bono Pastore
AbbreviationReligious of the Good Shepherd (RGS)
Formation1835
FounderMary Euphrasia Pelletier
TypeCatholic religious order
HeadquartersVia Raffaello Sardiello, 20
00165 Rome, Italy
Congregational Leader
Ellen Kelly
Websitehttp://rgs.gssweb.org

The Congregation has a representative at the United Nations, and has spoken out against human trafficking.[1] In several countries laundries and other institutions that were run by the Sisters have been found to have incarcerated young girls, forcing them to do unpaid industrial work, with much mistreatment.[2][3][4]