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Day 3: Deepening Charity for the Life of the World

The day began with liturgy celebrated in the Federation Meeting Room by Reverend Patrick Griffin, C.M. After a short break, Sister Kathleen Byrnes, a member of the Planning Committee, invited Sister Rosemary MacDonald, CSM PEI, to tell of her experience of being a first-time attendee at a Federation meeting. Sister

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Day 2: Deepening Charity for the Life of the World

The Federation meeting opened last night at 7:00pm on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 with a welcome by the Daughters of Charity and by Sister Jean Rhoads, DC, chair of the Planning Committee. After practical housekeeping items, she noted two new exhibits prepared by the Federation archivists and a new exhibit

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Day 1: Deepening Charity for the Life of the World

One hundred leaders of the Sisters of Charity Federation of North America are gathered in Emmitsburg, MD for their Annual Meeting. They represent two provinces of the Daughters of Charity and eleven congregations of Sisters of Charity in the United States and Canada. Sister Teresa Kotturan, Sister of Charity of

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Vincentian Family Participation in 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference in S. Korea

Education for Global Citizenship – Achieving Sustainable Development Goals Together Written by Sister Teresa Kotturan, Representative to the United Nations for the Sisters of Charity Federation The 66th DPI/NGO Conference, held May 30-June 1, is the first in United Nations history to be held in Asia. This is organized in

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NDSCs make Moncton home for Syrian refugee families

Pope Francis continues to call on every parish, every religious community, and every sanctuary to take in refugee families. The sisters of Les Religieuses de Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur (NDSC) in Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada have taken that call to heart. The congregation was initially called on in December to help a sponsoring

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Sisters, Spuds & Sustainability: A New Partnership at Seton Hill

Nuns, Seton Hill volunteers plant potatoes to distribute to Westmoreland food bank BY JEFF HIMLER, Tribune-Review A handful of nuns raced against an approaching rainstorm Monday as they tucked pieces of potato into freshly tilled earth near Greensburg’s Seton Hill University campus. The women, who are members of the Sisters

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World Leaders Only Have One Choice: Humanity

Around the world over 100 million people are facing floods, droughts, rising sea levels, earthquakes, violence and wars every day. People are left with impossible choices. We have a moral and shared responsibility to act. There is need for a heightened sense of urgency and resolve. The upcoming World Humanitarian

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Homeowner Pam comes home, thanks to the Seton Homecoming Project

A very grateful and gracious homeowner Pamela addressed the crowd of 100 volunteers and staff gathered for the blessing of her home on May 11 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Pam and her family have been displaced since Hurricane Katrina ripped through their neighborhood in 2005, leaving 10-12 feet of standing

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Environmental Sustainability and Women Religious

Paula Gonzalez, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, grew up in a rural community near Albuquerque, New Mexico. Paula noted that both her parents were teachers but also raised all of their own fruits and vegetables for the family so from a very early age she took an interest in the

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Mother’s Day Reflections on Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Reflection by Regina Bechtle, Sisters of Charity of New York Mother’s Day – a time each year to remember the women who bore us and raised us. It’s also a time to reflect on the complex and emotion-laden relationship between mother and child, often loving, sometimes painful, always unique, even

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