As superior general, James Richardson was devoted to the service of the Daughters of Charity. He made sure their distinctive identity was preserved in the new Code of Canon Law and was particularly concerned that their vows would not be seen as religious. He also made sure that the Daughters themselves decided whether the superior general of the Congregation would continue as the superior general of the Daughters. Richardson was careful to respect the Daughters’ independence. His work during their general assemblies is described, as is his great concern for their spiritual assistance and pastoral care.
Flores, Miguel P. C.M.
"Father Richardson and the Daughters of Charity,"
Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 17
, Article 7.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol17/iss2/7