Emerging stronger from the pandemic: A message from leaders of Canada’s religious communities

The second wave of COVID-19 is spreading and forcing us to make new efforts of solidarity. Like you, we have gone through the last months of the pandemic facing the same challenges as you have been facing. The outbreaks in our infirmaries and residences have caused us to lose sisters

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Sisters of St. Martha unveil plans for Bethany Centennial Garden

On Sept. 21, the Sisters of St. Martha of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, unveiled plans for Bethany Centennial Garden, the site on which Bethany, their motherhouse stood for almost 100 years. Sept. 21 marks the anniversary of the congregation moving from their original motherhouse on the campus of St. Francis

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Virtual Concert for Feast of St. Vincent de Paul

On the day when the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul, the Vincentian Family, with its 170 branches present in 158 countries and over 4 million members in five continents, remembers him together with the musical group, Gen Verde. The group will hold a concert

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House of Charity welcomes Sisters Patty and Vivien

Last weekend, Sisters Patty Huffman, DC, and Vivien Linkhauer, SC (Seton Hill) received a warm welcome at the House of Charity in New Orleans. Despite the challenges of hurricane weather and COVID-19 restrictions, they made the journey safely and are settling in to their new community. Sisters Patty and Vivien

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New Orleans and Seton Hill sisters’ bond stays strong after 99 years

In 1921, the Sisters of the Holy Family were in a bind: They were primarily teachers, and the state of Louisiana had begun requiring certification. But the sisters couldn’t take the classes required for certification because schools were segregated, and Blacks were not allowed. A call for help went out

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Daughters of Charity goes virtual for assembly

In past years, for provincial meetings and assemblies, the Daughters of Charity Province of St. Louise (St. Louis, Missouri) has taken advantage of technology and “gone live” with segments. It also has videotaped, for playback by non-attending sisters, parts of meetings. This year, for the first time and because of

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Sister Tracy Kemme professes final vows

Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Tracy Kemme professed perpetual vows during a Communion service on Saturday, July 25 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse (Delhi Township, Ohio). Due to the current precautions, a small group was present with Sister Tracy in the chapel

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Sister Tracy Kemme to profess final vows

The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati will celebrate Sister Tracy Kemme’s profession of final vows during a Communion service on Saturday, July 25 at 2 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse (Delhi Township, Ohio). Due to the current precautions, the vow ceremony will be

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Federation hosts virtual prayer event

On Sunday, June 14, the Sisters of Charity Federation hosted a virtual prayer event via Zoom videoconferencing. More than 200 sisters, associates, and others participated. Sister Grace Hartzog, SC, executive director of the federation, welcomed people to the prayer event with these words: “It is not a coincidence that we

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FamVin statement on racial discrimination

As members of the Vincentian Family, we do not want to nor should we remain impassive in the face of the discrimination that millions of people still suffer today as a result of the color of their skin, their national origin, their gender, their sexual orientation, their beliefs or their

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