Early years

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Early years
Edith Farkas
Bishop Ottokar Prohaszka
Benedictine spirituality
Margaret Slachta
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Our community, the Society of the Sisters of Social Service, as we know it today, bears the mark of several great personalities, all of whom were inspired by Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum, the first of the great encyclicals calling for social justice.

In Hungary, by the turn of the 20th century, there was already a growing Catholic Women's Movement, whose activities were in harmony with, and whose leaders were inspired by this document.