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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Discerning Through the Lives of Saints Louise and Elizabeth

In August, the Sisters of Charity Federation will host a series of Facebook Live presentations on the lives of Saints Louise de Marillac and Elizabeth Ann Seton. Both saints were born in August (St. Louise on Aug. 12 and St. Elizabeth on Aug. 28). The presentations will take place by

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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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‘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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Leavenworth shelter serves homeless during pandemic

Sister Vickie Perkins, SCL, is director of the Interfaith Community of Hope in Leavenworth, Kansas. The shelter is working with the community and the Leavenworth Health Department to continue to serve the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic. In compliance with the stay-at-home order, both she and Sister Pat Johanssen are

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Spring break at the House of Charity

Students from the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas, are in New Orleans this week at the House of Charity, participating in a service project. Joining them are sisters from several federation member congregations. There is time for work and time for play, as you can see from the photos!

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Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14

The sixth annual Catholic Sisters Week is March 8-14, 2020. This time is set aside to recognize women religious for their dedicated work with the poor and marginalized in education, social services, and health care. Catholic sisters are committed to caring for our Earth and promoting social justice issues that

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CCFP meets in New York

The Company of Charity Formation Personnel (CCFP) met this week at Bishop Malloy Retreat House in Jamaica Estates, New York. Participants included vocation ministers, formation directors, and associate directors from Sisters of Charity Federation congregations in the United States and Canada. The first day’s agenda included orientation for new members,

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FamVin2020: The Vincentian Family Moving Forward

International leaders from 150 branches of the Vincentian Family met Jan. 7-12 in Rome, Italy for FamVin2020: The Vincentian Family Moving Forward. Several Sisters of Charity Federation members participated in the meeting. Reports and more photos from the event are posted on the FamVin.org web site. Much of the event

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