Assumption College for Sisters was born from the heart of Blessed Pauline von Mallinckrodt, foundress of the Sisters of Christian Charity, a woman who strongly believed that her Sisters should not only be spiritually prepared for their ministries, but also educationally and professionally prepared.
Assumption College for Sisters, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Christian Charity in 1953, is a Roman Catholic, independent center of higher learning, accredited by the Middle States Commission of Higher Education since 1965. Assumption Junior College was established in Mendham, NJ, to educate the young women entering the Sisters of Christian Charity. By 1961, the College, separately incorporated and licensed by the State of NJ to confer an Associate in Arts degree, became Assumption College for Sisters.
In subsequent years, the College opened its doors to religious women from neighboring congregations as well as to lay men and women. In the late 1990s the College began receiving requests from religious congregations in developing nations for assistance in educating their young Sisters.
In response to that need, Assumption College for Sisters now totally sponsors 20 Sisters from developing nations each year, providing education, room, and board plus a wonderful sense of community.
In order to do this, the College depends on the “Caring Basket Gala” and the generosity of our honorees, sponsors, and those who attend. The “caring basket” is reminiscent of Mother Pauline’s own basket, her constant companion even before founding the Sisters of Christian Charity.
Thus, the Caring Basket Gala, allows us all to follow in her footsteps, providing professional preparation and an academic degree in a religious environment. Your support enables Assumption College for Sisters to continue the mission so dear to the heart of Mother Pauline.