After taking a needs-based assessment of the city, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth discovered a few things: there was no central clearing house for those in need, there was a real lack of public transportation, and there was no homeless shelter. So the sisters stepped out in faith and
The founding congregations of the Sisters of Charity Federation trace their roots to the first sisterhood native to the United States, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph’s (S.C.), founded in 1809 by Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (Mother Seton) near Emmitsburg, Maryland. In a letter dated March 23, 1809, Elizabeth
The Sisters of St. Martha of Antigonish in Nova Scotia, Canada are responding to Pope Francis’ call to care for refugees in a very real and tangible way. The Marthas have collaborated with the TRI-Heart Society to bring a privately-sponsored family of Syrian refugees to live in their 87-year-old convent, a
The road to Paris has been a long one, faced with global and local difficulties. The 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference, also known as COP21, aims to create a universal and applicable legal and non-legal instrument with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Led by general superior Sr. Mary Joseph Ritter, the small but mighty women religious congregation of Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy in Charleston, South Carolina continues to do outstanding ministry in their mission field. The 14 sisters run the Charleston Neighborhood House, which provides many people each
World leaders at the United Nations officially adopted the 17 sustainable development goals at their September 25 meeting, which will seek to address climate change, education, hunger, gender inequality and poverty on a global level. The goals in the document, Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, can
With the help of the Federation’s 12 sister congregations, volunteers and friends, the House of Charity New Orleans has raised enough money to surpass their goal of $25,000! In partnership with the St. Bernard Project, the money will finance the rebuilding of Pamela’s house in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,