Day 3: Hazard Yet Forward

On Saturday morning, June 3, 2017, Sister Mary McCormick, SCNY welcomed the Sisters for the third day of the Federation annual meeting. Facilitator Sister Florence Hee, OSF led the morning prayer and faith sharing session. Sister Mary started the first session of the day with a reminder of the three intentions

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Day 2: Hazard Yet Forward

Following the morning liturgy, Kathy Byrnes, SCNY welcomed Sisters and Federation NGO representative and liaisons from the congregations to the first full day of the Sisters of Charity Federation annual meeting. Jaime Carrera, Westchester Marriott, spoke of the corporate initiative to train staff in identifying human trafficking. Sister Kathy introduced

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Federation Opening Ritual

Day 1: Hazard Yet Forward

Sixty-nine leaders of the Sisters of Charity Federation of North America are gathering from June 1st to 5th, 2017 in Tarrytown, NY 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. Earlier in

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NCSW Spotlight: Sister Ann Margaret Boone, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Ann Margaret Boone, SCN, recently began a new ministry as one of the Motherhouse Coordinators. When she is not tending to the needs of the Sisters who live at the Motherhouse, Sister Ann Margaret volunteers her time at the St. Vincent De Paul Society Mission Store and Food Pantry. She

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Serving People With Joy: Sister Alice, SCN

A poster read, “Do you love God enough to serve His people with joy?” To a young girl, this question stuck. Now, Alice O’Connell, SCN, serves people in one of the poorest counties in Pennsylvania. She does so with her compassionate presence. She does so joyfully. Sister Alice stood inside

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Pray for Sisters found dead in Mississippi

Charity family, We regretfully inform you that earlier today, Sister Paula Merrill with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, and Sister Margaret Held with the School Sisters of St. Francis, were found dead in their shared home in Durant, Mississippi. The Durant police and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are investigating. Please pray

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Recovering after Hurricane Earl

Hurricane Earl, which made landfall south of Belize City just after being upgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane on August 4, resulted in major flooding in the central and coastal areas of Belize. Belize City and surrounding villages were among the most affected. Sister Carlette Gentle and five other Sisters

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Day 4: Deepening Charity for the Life of the World

Liturgy was celebrated at 8:00am in the Federation Meeting Room by Reverend Patrick Griffin, C.M. Then Sister Maryanne Ruzzo, SC-H, opened the meeting by thanking the Daughters of Charity for the wonderful day of site visits they organized for the members on Thursday afternoon. The members expressed their appreciation with

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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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