Fondation Ste Zithe

Carmelite Sisters

A Community of ZithaSisters in Africa

The missionary work of the ZithaSisters in Malawi has inspired many young African women to follow the guiding principles of the Sisters and join the Order. Today the Carmelite Sisters are the African branch of the ZithaSisters.

About us

Alongside their work at St. Gabriel’s Hospital, the ZithaSisters founded an offshoot of their own order, the Carmelite Sisters, officially known as the Sisters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The young African sisters live together in five communities in Malawi, continuing the work of the ZithaSisters in their country.

Our work

A separate branch of the ZithaSisters, the Carmelite Sisters want to actively shape the future of Malawi, striving for positive change. Following the example and guiding principles of the ZithaSisters, the Carmelite Sisters are to be found working in healthcare, education, pastoral care and social work. The African sisters run two kindergartens, a health centre, a house of prayer, a visitors’ centre and a holiday home.



Your contact

Help us to help others.

In accordance with its statutes, the Fondation Ste Zithe supports Zitha operations in Luxembourg and Malawi. You can help too.


Seit 1872 folgt die Zitha auf Basis christlicher Werte den Idealen Hilfsbereitschaft, Mitgefühl und Menschlichkeit, um in Luxemburg und Malawi ihren Dienst am Menschen zu erfüllen. Helfen auch Sie.

Jede Hilfe zählt

Wir hören einander offen, ehrlich interessiert und einfühlsam zu. Dazu gehört eine Haltung der Freundlichkeit, der Aufrichtigkeit und des respektvollen Umgangs miteinander.


Established in 1872, Zitha is guided by the ideals of helping those in need and offering compassion and humanity on the basis of Christian values, fulfilling its service to people in Luxembourg and Malawi. You can help too.

Every donation, every help counts

We listen to each other, with an open mind, with honest interest and empathy. This includes behaving kindly, sincerely and respectfully.