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
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.
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
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,
“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
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
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
A Mass of Christian Burial for the Superioress General of the Daughters of Charity Sister Kathleen Appler, DC, will be celebrated Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, 140 rue du Bac, Paris, France. Sister Kathleen died on March 18, 2020, at the
Students from the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas, are in New Orleans this week at the House of Charity, participating in a service project. Joining them are sisters from several federation member congregations. There is time for work and time for play, as you can see from the photos!