Daughters of Charity Statement on the Death of George Floyd

We, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul USA, unite our hearts, voices, prayers, presence, and action with those of people of goodwill around the globe in affirming that black lives matter. We. Are. Outraged. The charity of Christ impels us to speak out, as yet another black

Continue reading

‘Consider our role in overcoming racism’

John Shively, coordinator of the Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation for the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, wrote a personal reflection on the tragic death of George Floyd.  In 1966, James Baldwin wrote his famous essay, “A Report from Occupied Territory.” In it, he recounts the story

Continue reading
Jack Rodgers Minnesota Daily

LCWR condemns killing of George Floyd

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious strongly condemns the police-killing of another black man on the streets of our nation. Our hearts are breaking as we mourn with the family and friends of George Floyd and with all who have lost loved ones to law enforcement violence, all who live

Continue reading

Living in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic

Sister Teresa Kotturan, SCN, is the NGO representative at the UN for the Sisters of Charity Federation. This was written on April 22 from her apartment in the Bronx.  Living in New York during the COVID -19 pandemic is a unique experience–a desert experience in a city that never sleeps.

Continue reading

Leavenworth shelter serves homeless during pandemic

Sister Vickie Perkins, SCL, is director of the Interfaith Community of Hope in Leavenworth, Kansas. The shelter is working with the community and the Leavenworth Health Department to continue to serve the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic. In compliance with the stay-at-home order, both she and Sister Pat Johanssen are

Continue reading

Blessed Miriam Teresa: A saint from New Jersey

Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, SC was a Sister of Charity of Saint Elizabeth who died as a novice in 1927. Because of the holiness of her life, the Catholic Church is determining if she should officially be declared a saint. She was beatified in 2014. One more miracle is needed

Continue reading

Letter from Livorno, Italy

Many of us have met Don Gino Franchi, pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish, Livorno, Italy, and Lara Bellagotti, his assistant. While on pilgrimage in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s footsteps, we may have celebrated liturgy in the beautiful, light-filled church in Livorno, prayed at the statues of Antonio Filicchi,

Continue reading

Where Do You Stand on Ending Homelessness?

“Am I passionate about ending homelessness?” That question was raised at the UN Commission for Social Development 58 this past February. It resonated with me since it was followed up by a speaker saying: “If we were passionate about ending homelessness, homelessness would end.” It was a WOW moment! What

Continue reading

Living in liminal space

Reflection by Sister Mary Ann Connolly, SC Every morning and evening, I have the luxury of connecting with a meditation group that helps me during this time of great sadness with the devastation of the coronavirus. These video meetings are the bookends of my days, connecting me deeply with the

Continue reading

Update from sisters in South Korea

March 26, 2020 Greetings from Seoul, South Korea! Concerning the situation and life of our Korean sisters here… it has been almost one month since our government initiated urgent measures for coping with COVID-19 in South Korea. For our community, the perpetual vows Mass and missioning ceremony were restricted and

Continue reading