Letter from Livorno, Italy
Many of us have met Don Gino Franchi, pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish, Livorno, Italy, and Lara Bellagotti, his assistant. While on pilgrimage in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s footsteps, we may have celebrated liturgy in the beautiful, light-filled church in Livorno, prayed at the statues of Antonio Filicchi,
Where Do You Stand on Ending Homelessness?
“Am I passionate about ending homelessness?” That question was raised at the UN Commission for Social Development 58 this past February. It resonated with me since it was followed up by a speaker saying: “If we were passionate about ending homelessness, homelessness would end.” It was a WOW moment! What
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
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,
World Day for Consecrated Life
“In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed
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
Federation board meets in Los Altos
The Sisters of Charity Federation board of directors met last week at the Daughters of Charity, Province of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Los Altos Hills, California.
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.
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
New leadership teams announced
In March, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, New Jersey, and the Sisters of Charity of New York, Bronx, held chapters of elections and announced new leadership teams. On March 11, the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth announced the election of Maureen Shaughnessy, SC, general superior;