Twenty two branches of the Vincentian Family and four universities sent representatives to the North American Vincentian Family Gathering to explore the 400th Anniversary theme of Welcoming the Stranger. On the first evening, the 213 participants engaged in table processes around their own experiences of being welcomed and welcoming others.
In 1617, Vincent de Paul, a Catholic priest in France, had two conversion experiences that dramatically shaped his life and spirituality, and subsequently influenced many religious congregations and organizations that trace their roots to him, including the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCLs). In this 400th anniversary year of the
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
The Global Community has an ambitious agenda to transform our world by 2030 – “we are determined to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.” (Transforming our
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
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
The Federation meeting opened last night at 7:00pm on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 with a welcome by the Daughters of Charity and by Sister Jean Rhoads, DC, chair of the Planning Committee. After practical housekeeping items, she noted two new exhibits prepared by the Federation archivists and a new exhibit
One hundred leaders of the Sisters of Charity Federation of North America are gathered in Emmitsburg, MD 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. Sister Teresa Kotturan, Sister of Charity of
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
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.