Daughters of Isabella

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Daughters of Isabella
Crown and Cross emblem
AbbreviationD of I
MottoUnity, Friendship, Charity
FormationMarch 29, 1897; 121 years ago (1897-03-29)
TypeCatholic fraternal service
HeadquartersInternational Circle,
New Haven, Connecticut
International Regent
Elaine M. Leger

The Daughters of Isabella is a female auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus. The first Daughters of Isabella circle was formed in New Haven, Connecticut in 1897 as a female counterpart to the Rev. John Russell Council of the Knights of Columbus. Its patroness and namesake is Queen Isabel of Spain.


A member must be a Catholic woman over the age of 16.[1]

The organization has about sixty thousand members.[citation needed] There are chapters in Canada and the United States.


The Daughters of Isabella is organized into three circles: local, state, and international. Local circles usually meet once a month and are the smallest in size. State circles meet once every two years to set goals and to elect new leaders. The international circle meets every other year and includes all members of the Daughters of Isabella.

The organization is founded on the principles of Unity, Friendship, and Charity.

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External links[edit]

  • Michigan State Circle Website [1]
  • Portland Diocese Daughters of Isabella Webpage [2]