Celebrating CWR’s 25th anniversary

The Sisters of Charity Federation was well represented at the 25th anniversary conference of Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) in Mesa, Arizona, this week. Those attending included communications and development personnel from seven federation member congregations; Sister Grace Hartzog, SC (Greensburg), federation executive director; and Susan Oxley, federation communications coordinator.

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Running to fight human trafficking

Sister of Charity of Leavenworth Melissa Camardo and Associate Elena Miranda were among those participating in LifeWay Network’s 5K Run this past weekend in New York. LifeWay Network, founded in 2007 by Sister Joan Dawber, SC (Halifax), fights human trafficking through education and collaboration, and supports survivors through its Safe

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Lenten Video Reflections

Christians worldwide are anticipating the liturgical season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6. But what does it really mean to observe 40 days of Lent in 2019? What is the relevance today of the traditions and practices of fasting and almsgiving? How does prayer work into all

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Traditions Fill SCL 160th Anniversary Observance

From start to the finish, the Aug. 1 observance of the 160thanniversary of the founding of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCLs) resounded with traditions. Theme for the one-day celebration was “Moments of Grace.” The day began with morning prayer in Annunciation Chapel followed by Mass. The prayer included

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Day 4: Creating a Shared Future — Now is the Time

Daily update: June 16, 2018 Mary McCormick, SCNY opened the meeting, thanking the Halifax congregation for the dinner cruise the evening before. Pat Wilson, SCH led the Federation in prayer, which included a Danish video, All that We Share, about seeing beyond differences to the commonalities among people. Joan Cook,

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Day 2: Creating a Shared Future — Now is the Time

Daily update: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Deborah Humphreys, SCSE opened the meeting by introducing facilitator, Florence Hee, OSF. Florence outlined the process for the meeting, reminding the leadership of the Intentions: “ Through contemplative dialogue and deep listening we, as Federation will: Continue to identify and honor the diversity among

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Day 1: Creating a Shared Future … Now is the Time

Daily update: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 As Sisters representing 14 congregations gathered in Halifax for the Sisters of Charity Federation Leadership Gathering, Maryanne Ruzzo, SCH introduced the members of the planning committee and the Sisters of Charity Halifax and their support staff. After recognizing the Mi’kmaw nation, the aboriginal people

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Sister of Charity on Panel at UN

Sister Melissa Camardo, SCL, had the incredible opportunity to speak on a panel with world leaders in the movement to eradicate human trafficking during a meeting at the United Nations on May 22. Co-sponsored by the Holy See and the Santa Marta group, the event’s title was “Police and Religious

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