The Daughters of Isabella (D of I) 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. The purpose of the D of I is to unite all Catholic women into a fraternal, beneficial, social society, in order to promote friendship and establish a bond of unity and truth that will be of mutual interest in times of trouble and distress. Devotion to Catholic interests is predominant. The D of I motto is unity, friendship, and charity.
The Ellis Daughters of Isabella was established in 1925.
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 Order of the Daughters of Isabella is open to all women, age 16 and over, who are Catholics.
For more information, visit the website www.daughtersofisabella.org