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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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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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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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NCSW Spotlight: Noreen Neary, Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth

In reflecting on her ministry as a Sister of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Sister Noreen Neary describes herself as pragmatic and realistic. “I believe that your spirituality is best expressed by what you do.” Sister Noreen has been doing for others as a Sister of Charity for 35 years, cognizant

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NCSW Spotlight: Joan O’Keefe, Sisters of Charity Halifax

“I was very happy being a doula and a volunteer …”, says Sister Joan O’Keefe. And then came the Congregation’s General Chapter in 2014, when she was elected Congregational Leader. Sister Joan is quick to say that being Congregational Leader wasn’t on her bucket list. “But I once thought I’d

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NCSW Spotlight: Mary Ann Daly, Sisters of Charity New York

Looking back at 50 Years with the Sisters of Charity New York: God’s love is everlasting. Those words, like a melody, have underscored all the words of my life. During my 50 years of being a Sister of Charity of New York, God’s love has lit up my life in

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NCSW Spotlight: Sarah Mulligan, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

Sister Sarah Mulligan, Sister of Charity of Cincinnati, is the Director of the Daniel Comboni Community Clinic in Mixco, Guatemala. The clinic provides health services and community programs to the large population of indigenous people living in poverty in Mixco. Video created by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. More

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NCSW Spotlight: Annalee Faherty, Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul

How do you have faith in St. Louis? I have three different time periods in my life as a Daughter of Charity (62 years) in which I have been privileged as a Daughter of Charity to work as a social worker in two St. Louis, Missouri agencies (Guardian Angel Settlement

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NCSW Spotlight: Mary Sharon Verbeck, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth

When Sister Mary Sharon Verbeck tells Joe Monachino Jr., principal, that she wants to die with her boots on at St. Pius X High School where she’s worked and volunteered for 41 years, he is comfortable enough to quip back, “I hope that it’s not in front of all these

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NCSW Spotlight: Roma De Robertis, Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception

1. What led you to feel God was calling you to serve in consecrated life? Early in life, I experienced God’s presence and friendship. Our immigrant parents taught us about simplicity, compassion, dedication and integrity. Having experienced war and poverty, they emphasized attentiveness to those who are sick, suffering and

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