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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LCWR welcomes SCOTUS decision on DACA

The Sisters of Charity Federation supports Dreamers, and rejoices with LCWR in this recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. The Leadership Conference of Women Religious is grateful that the Supreme Court struck down President Trump’s attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Court’s ruling safeguards the right of

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Vincentian Family selects convener for 2021 gathering

“Do not worry over much. Abandon yourself to the Providence of God and be very careful not to run ahead of it.” –St. Vincent de Paul “Do not be upset if things are not as you would want them to be for a very long time to come. Do the

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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

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‘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

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