Sister Blandina Segale Sister of Charity of Cincinnati

USCCB Approves Canonical Step for Sister Blandina Segale

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016 the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) was consulted on the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Sister Blandina Segale, SC, Servant of God. Archbishop John C. Wester of Santa Fe presented the biography of Sister Blandina Segale to the USCCB members during their annual

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Solar-paneled parking lot goes ‘live’ on SCL campus

The new solar-paneled, 50-space parking lot on the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCLs) Mother House campus – a first in Leavenworth – officially went “live” on Friday, Nov. 11. The SCLs hosted a transfer of energy ceremony that day to flip the switch to activate the new solar power

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Sister Ann Billard Our Lady of Mercy

Transformative Aging

‘In the first half of life, we are really creating the text of our lives. And in the second half, we are creating the commentary’ – Richard Rohr Sister Ann Billard, OLM has spent the last 15 years of her life traveling all over the United States, Canada and Australia

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Girls Can Change the World

UN Joins in Making Girls Count

Girls were among persons “left behind” by society in the time of St. Louise de Marillac. According to “Louise de Marillac: a Committed Woman,” [1] Louise took interest in educating poor country girls while others were unconcerned. Richelieu stated (in his last testament) that such education was useless and even

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9th Annual Nuns Build in New Orleans with SBP

Each year Sisters from across the country, along with their friends and families, come to help rebuild the city of New Orleans, now in the 11th year of its projected 20-year recovery. We invite you to be a part of Nuns Build 2016: Women Religious Making a Difference!, which will

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Global Response to Large Movements of Refugees & Migrants

An astonishing number of people – 65.3 million, were displaced at the end of 2015, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. It does not take into account the constant stream of people who have been displaced from their homes due to conflicts, wars, persecution and climate related disasters

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A Nuns on the Bus Lesson: Community, The Dream and The Way

NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus is a proactive group of Catholic sisters who advocate for Mending the Gaps in income and wealth inequality in the United States through policies and political reform. Read their 2020 Vision: Mend the Gaps here.  The goal of their most recent bus tour was to bring a politics

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A Chance Meeting with Mother Teresa

In September 1997, Sister Therese Bangert of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth wrote the following reflection on her accidental encounter with Mother Teresa of Calcutta almost 30 years earlier (March 1969). As Mother Teresa is canonized in Rome on September 4, this remembrance captures the simplicity characteristic of her life

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Seeking Healing & Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

Through awareness, advocacy, prayer and ritual, Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception (SCIC) and Associates seek to participate in the process of healing and reconciliation with Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. Aboriginal refers to Indigenous peoples as well as Métis peoples who are of mixed Indigenous and European ancestry. A 2015

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Who will be the next Secretary General of the United Nations

Who will be the next Secretary-General of the UN?

The United Nations is now 70 years old: What kind of person would we like to see as the next Secretary-General (SG) of the United Nations? The SG’s role is to be “equal parts diplomat and advocate, civil servant and CEO. The Secretary-General is a symbol of United Nations ideals and

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