Vincentian Family Participation in 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference in S. Korea

Education for Global Citizenship – Achieving Sustainable Development Goals Together Written by Sister Teresa Kotturan, Representative to the United Nations for the Sisters of Charity Federation The 66th DPI/NGO Conference, held May 30-June 1, is the first in United Nations history to be held in Asia. This is organized in

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NDSCs make Moncton home for Syrian refugee families

Pope Francis continues to call on every parish, every religious community, and every sanctuary to take in refugee families. The sisters of Les Religieuses de Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur (NDSC) in Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada have taken that call to heart. The congregation was initially called on in December to help a sponsoring

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Sisters, Spuds & Sustainability: A New Partnership at Seton Hill

Nuns, Seton Hill volunteers plant potatoes to distribute to Westmoreland food bank BY JEFF HIMLER, Tribune-Review A handful of nuns raced against an approaching rainstorm Monday as they tucked pieces of potato into freshly tilled earth near Greensburg’s Seton Hill University campus. The women, who are members of the Sisters

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World Leaders Only Have One Choice: Humanity

Around the world over 100 million people are facing floods, droughts, rising sea levels, earthquakes, violence and wars every day. People are left with impossible choices. We have a moral and shared responsibility to act. There is need for a heightened sense of urgency and resolve. The upcoming World Humanitarian

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House of Charity House blessing

Homeowner Pam comes home, thanks to the Seton Homecoming Project

A very grateful and gracious homeowner Pamela addressed the crowd of 100 volunteers and staff gathered for the blessing of her home on May 11 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Pam and her family have been displaced since Hurricane Katrina ripped through their neighborhood in 2005, leaving 10-12 feet of standing

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Sister Paula Gonzalez Sisters of Charity Cincinnati environmental sustainability

Environmental Sustainability and Women Religious

Paula Gonzalez, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, grew up in a rural community near Albuquerque, New Mexico. Paula noted that both her parents were teachers but also raised all of their own fruits and vegetables for the family so from a very early age she took an interest in the

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Regina Bechtle Sisters of Charity New York

Mother’s Day Reflections on Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reflection by Regina Bechtle, Sisters of Charity of New York Mother’s Day – a time each year to remember the women who bore us and raised us. It’s also a time to reflect on the complex and emotion-laden relationship between mother and child, often loving, sometimes painful, always unique, even

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World Leaders Invited to Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony

“The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all. At the global level, it is a complex system linked to many of the essential conditions for human life. A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system

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Martyred churchwomen of El Salvador

The 35th Anniversary of the Martyrdom in El Salvador

As 35 years have gone by since the tragic martyrdom of four churchwomen in El Salvador, memories of the country remain vividly alive for Sister Christine Rody, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, who went to minister there with her students in mind. “I was teaching high school religion,” remembers S.

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United Nations

Women’s Empowerment and its Link to Sustainable Development

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 60) began today, March 14, and concludes March 24, 2016. Commitment to the advancement of women at the United Nations began with the signing of the United Nations Charter in 1945. The Preamble declared faith “in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and

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