Sr Judy Hayes SCL on phone

NCSW Spotlight: Sister Judy Hayes, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth

Sister Judy Hayes never wanted to be anything but a teacher. With only a few hours’ advance notice, she began her first teaching assignment as a young Sister of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL) in 1961. She’s been at it – and loving it – ever since. “I’m where God wants

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DC Sister Beth Marie Ruder

NCSW Spotlight: Sister Beth Marie Ruder, Daughters of Charity

Sister Beth Marie Ruder, DC, ministers in East St. Louis, Illinois at the John de Shields Public Housing after-school site. Pictured here giving cooking lessons, Sister Beth Marie is the Local Community Superior at the Daughters of Charity Province of St. Louise’s Marian Residence in Belleville, Illinois. She has served

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SC-Cinti Sister Juana Mendez

NCSW Spotlight: Sister Juana Mendez, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

In this year of action and awareness-raising for Pope Francis’ Share the Journey campaign, Sister of Charity Juana Mendez stands as an example of an open mind and heart to the migrant. A native of Puerto Rico, S. Juana says she “knows what it’s like to move to this unknown

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Dollhouse by Inez Mela SCNY

NCSW Spotlight: Sister Inez Mela, Sisters of Charity of New York

It’s safe to say that no other Sister of Charity has a resumé quite like Sister Inez Mela: elementary and high school teacher, principal, college professor of Italian – and dollhouse maker! Over the years, Sister Inez has carefully built and meticulously furnished several dollhouses since the first one she

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SCSH Sister Hyeon Lee

NCSW Spotlight: Sister Hyeon Lee, Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill

Sister Hyeon Lee — Supporting Life in Progress for Seniors Elizabeth Seton Center, an apostolic work of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, is grounded in the tradition of human service handed on by Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. Seton Center’s intergenerational programs are based

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NCSW Spotlight: Sister Peggy Nulty, Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth

“Courage, Hope, Change, Journey … Toward Boundless Charity.” These words appear below a picture of a nautilus as the chosen symbol of the 2015 General Assembly of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth. The words are also a fitting subtitle for a story about Sister Peggy Nulty. Sister Peggy

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NCSW Spotlight: Sisters Sunila Erumangalathu & Vinaya Chalil

In Metsimotlhabe, a village north of the capital of Gaborone, Botswana, Sisters Sunila Erumangalathu and Vinaya Chalil administer a one-of-kind hospice for the sick called Pabalelong. It means a place of love and care. Counseling, physical, spiritual, respite, and terminal care are what the hospice provides. A short walk from

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NCSW Spotlight: Sister Ann Margaret Boone, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Ann Margaret Boone, SCN, recently began a new ministry as one of the Motherhouse Coordinators. When she is not tending to the needs of the Sisters who live at the Motherhouse, Sister Ann Margaret volunteers her time at the St. Vincent De Paul Society Mission Store and Food Pantry. She

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NCSW Spotlight: Sister Peggy Deneweth, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

Following in Elizabeth Seton’s footsteps, S. Peggy Deneweth says Elizabeth’s belief in empowering through education motivates and encourages her to carry out her ministry daily. Sister ministers at the Santo Niño Project in Anapra, Mexico, a ministry she and three other Sisters of Charity began in 2002 for poor children

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NCSW Spotlight: Sister Angela Marie, Sisters of Charity of New York

In 1917, the Sisters of Charity of New York were celebrating the 100th Anniversary of our arrival in New York City. On February 22 of that year, Catherine Cecilia was born to Hugh and Bridget Hearty Rooney in Manhattan. Catherine entered the Sisters of Charity on February 2, 1939, receiving

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