The Congregation of the Sisters of St.
John the Baptist (Baptistine Sisters) is an
international religious family of consecrated women in the
Catholic Church based in Rome, Italy.
It was founded by the Servant of God,
Bl. Alfonso Ma. Fusco, in Angri (Salerno),
Italy on September 26, 1878,
in response to the urgent needs and challenges of his
time. This original
inspiration of the Blessed Founder is embodied in the
(charism) of evangelization, education and human
promotion of children and youth --
especially the poor, abandoned, marginalized and at risk
The work started by the Holy Spirit in the
person of the Blessed Founder is now an international mission
spread throughout Italy, United States of America, Brazil,
Chile, Zambia, Canada, India, the Philippines, Poland, Korea,
Argentina, Mexico, South Africa, Madagascar and Moldova.
Philippine Mission was started
in April 23,