THE SISTERS OF CHARITY of St. Vincent de Paul in Banja Luka came in 1872 and established their convent in the center of town (in today's “Serbian street”). Other than their rather specific way of living, filled with prayer and work, they are especially dedicated to the upbringing of children and female adolescents. In that context, they used to run a highly respected primary school, which was attended not only by Catholics, but also children of other religious backgrounds and confessions.
Also, until recently, they have been highly recommended and requested nurses. Exiled from their convent in 1995, they still have not returned there. Over the past few years, the convent itself got so rundown, that it became a danger for the passersby. For that reason, it was recently torn down and should be reconstructed soon. Meanwhile, two sisters of the community have started to work at Caritas of the Banja Luka diocese. Up to 1995, two others were active in the parish of Presnače. Then, one of them was murdered and the other one died a few years later.
The address of the sisters is at Caritas, since the convent was torn down:
Sisters of Charity Kralja Petra I. 125
BiH - 78000 Banja Luka