Federation Opening Ritual

Day 1: Hazard Yet Forward

Sixty-nine leaders of the Sisters of Charity Federation of North America are gathering from June 1st to 5th, 2017 in Tarrytown, NY for their annual meeting. They represent two provinces of the Daughters of Charity and eleven congregations of Sisters of Charity in the United States and Canada. Earlier in

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European Parliament to host reception honoring the 400th anniversary of Vincentian Charism

The Press Office of the international religious family of St. Vincent de Paul is pleased to share this news of the continuing celebration of the 400th Anniversary of its founding. (PHILADELPHIA: Vincentian Family Office) Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, announced that he will host a ceremony honoring the

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NCSW Spotlight: Sister Denise LaRock, Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul

Night after night, staff and volunteers at Casa RAICES find themselves housing new individuals seeking asylum, sometimes adding up to more than 800 refugee children and mothers every month. Why are so many people finding themselves here? Casa RAICES is the place where thousands of families stay after being released

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Daughters of Charity Conserve Energy, Go Solar

An energy audit was conducted at the Daughters of Charity Province of St. Louise Provincial Office in St. Louis, Missouri, a 30,000 square foot building. After several meetings with consultants, engineers, and facilities personnel, it was decided that the Provincial Office would take action to move forward implementing improvements to

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Daughters serving Native American populations in the Southwest

Meet Sister Catherine France. She ministers as the Director of Parish Outreach at St. Jude Church in Tuba City, Arizona. Since January of 2015, Sister has spent much of her time visiting parishioners at home or in the hospital, praying with them or simply keeping them company. Sister Catherine also

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Girls Can Change the World

UN Joins in Making Girls Count

Girls were among persons “left behind” by society in the time of St. Louise de Marillac. According to “Louise de Marillac: a Committed Woman,” [1] Louise took interest in educating poor country girls while others were unconcerned. Richelieu stated (in his last testament) that such education was useless and even

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A Nuns on the Bus Lesson: Community, The Dream and The Way

NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus is a proactive group of Catholic sisters who advocate for Mending the Gaps in income and wealth inequality in the United States through policies and political reform. Read their 2020 Vision: Mend the Gaps here.  The goal of their most recent bus tour was to bring a politics

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Charity Federation Archivists

Archives: You Never Know What You’ll Find

“Going down into the archives, you never know what you’re going to find.” Dee Gallo, Provincial Archivist for the Daughters of Charity, Province of St. Louise, has been working in the archives of the Emmitsburg, Maryland campus for five years, retrieving old photographs, letters and historical documents that relate to

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Day 4: Deepening Charity for the Life of the World

Liturgy was celebrated at 8:00am in the Federation Meeting Room by Reverend Patrick Griffin, C.M. Then Sister Maryanne Ruzzo, SC-H, opened the meeting by thanking the Daughters of Charity for the wonderful day of site visits they organized for the members on Thursday afternoon. The members expressed their appreciation with

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Day 3: Deepening Charity for the Life of the World

The day began with liturgy celebrated in the Federation Meeting Room by Reverend Patrick Griffin, C.M. After a short break, Sister Kathleen Byrnes, a member of the Planning Committee, invited Sister Rosemary MacDonald, CSM PEI, to tell of her experience of being a first-time attendee at a Federation meeting. Sister

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