Federation at United Nations Social Development Commission

UN Social Development Commission Addresses Global Poverty

The United Nations’ 54th Session of the Commission on Social Development (CSocD54) met February 3-12 in New York to consider how nations could work together in “Rethinking and Strengthening Social Development in the Contemporary World.” The commission approved three draft resolutions for adoption by the Economic and Social Council, and

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Saint Louise de Marillac

Feast of Saint Louise changes date to May 9th

Effective immediately, Saint Louise de Marillac’s feast will now be celebrated on May 9. Her feast day was formerly March 15. Read the formal letter from Superior General of the Vincentians, Fr. Gregory Gay, C.M.: May the grace and peace of Our Lord Jesus Christ fill your hearts now and

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Vincentian Family in Rome

International Vincentian Family Leaders meet in Rome

Vincentian Family Leaders from all around the world met in Rome, Italy for a three day Vincentian Family International and National Leaders’ Gathering January 22-24, 2016. Seventy-two people from 31 countries were present at the gathering, representing 19 branches of the Vincentian Family. Among them were three representatives of the

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Charity Earth Network

Get Involved: Charity Earth Network

Congregations in the Sisters of Charity Federation are growing in awareness, concern and action in favor of our beleaguered home planet Earth. Certainly Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si has given a special impetus to learn ways of living more sustainably on Earth. We believe that our Congregations and the richness

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Welcome Central Leavenworth Ministries

Putting Faith into Action in downtown Leavenworth

After taking a needs-based assessment of the city, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth discovered a few things: there was no central clearing house for those in need, there was a real lack of public transportation, and there was no homeless shelter. So the sisters stepped out in faith and

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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

January 4: A Day for a Saint

The founding congregations of the Sisters of Charity Federation trace their roots to the first sisterhood native to the United States, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph’s (S.C.), founded in 1809 by Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (Mother Seton) near Emmitsburg, Maryland. In a letter dated March 23, 1809, Elizabeth

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Marthas welcome Syrian refugees to old convent

Marthas welcome Syrian refugee family to St. Andrew’s

The Sisters of St. Martha of Antigonish in Nova Scotia, Canada are responding to Pope Francis’ call to care for refugees in a very real and tangible way. The Marthas have collaborated with the TRI-Heart Society to bring a privately-sponsored family of Syrian refugees to live in their 87-year-old convent, a

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The Stand Against Climate Change

The Stand Against Climate Change

The road to Paris has been a long one, faced with global and local difficulties. The 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference, also known as COP21, aims to create a universal and applicable legal and non-legal instrument with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Serving the marginalized in Charleston, South Carolina

Led by general superior Sr. Mary Joseph Ritter, the small but mighty women religious congregation of Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy in Charleston, South Carolina continues to do outstanding ministry in their mission field. The 14 sisters run the Charleston Neighborhood House, which provides many people each

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Sustainable Development Goals

UN Adopts Sustainable Development Goals

World leaders at the United Nations officially adopted the 17 sustainable development goals at their September 25 meeting, which will seek to address climate change, education, hunger, gender inequality and poverty on a global level. The goals in the document, Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, can

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