Discernment retreat at House of Charity

The Sisters of Charity Federation Vocation Core Team consisting of Sisters Tracy Kemme, SC (Cincinnati); Chris Kunze, SCN, and Regina Hlavac, DC (St. Louise) hosted a wonderful discernment retreat April 29 to May 1 at the House of Charity in New Orleans! Four young women joined us for this event.

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House of Charity feeding souls

Literally. With gallons of red beans and rice and mac and cheese, all made by loving hands in the House of Charity kitchen and delivered in person (while observing COVID precautions). Sisters Monica Gundler, SC (Cincinnati); Peg Johnson, SCL; Vivien Linkhauer, SC (Seton Hill) and Patty Huffman, DC (St. Louise

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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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Nuns Build 2019

The House of Charity is host to several sisters and associates who are volunteering this week in New Orleans as part of Nuns Build 2019. Federation congregations participating include the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Sisters of Charity of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; and the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth,

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House of Charity hosts students in NOLA for service project

This week, the House of Charity is hosting students from Creighton University. The students are in New Orleans for a fall break service project with SBP USA. Sister Vicki Lichtenauer, SCL, described the students as compassionate, hard workers. “They are helping to build opportunity housing in neighborhoods where people did

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Nuns Build 2017 in New Orleans

Changing Disaster Recovery in America

Nuns Build 2017 offered Sisters an opportunity to work alongside friends, family and the St. Bernard Project to help rebuild homes in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Federation group (see photo album here) joined 45 other women religious and several AmeriCorps volunteers for the week of November 13-17 to help repair the home of a

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Day 4: Hazard Yet Forward

Sister Deborah Humphreys, SC-StE welcomed the Sisters to the fourth day of the Federation annual meeting. After introductions at the table, Sister Florence Hee, OSF presented the theme of the morning prayer and faith sharing: confronting racism. In the first session of the morning, Seton Heritage Ministries Board Chair Sister

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S Theresa Joseph Kramer SCH and Sister Idea Rowlan NDSC

Nuns Build 2016: Women Religious Making a Difference

The 9th Annual Nuns Build took place in New Orleans last week, November 14-17. Sisters from across North America came with friends and family to New Orleans to help rebuild the city in its 11th year of projected 20-year recovery. Among those participating were Ida Nowlan NDSC, Peg Finch SCL, Pat Wittberg

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9th Annual Nuns Build in New Orleans with SBP

Each year Sisters from across the country, along with their friends and families, come to help rebuild the city of New Orleans, now in the 11th year of its projected 20-year recovery. We invite you to be a part of Nuns Build 2016: Women Religious Making a Difference!, which will

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House of Charity House blessing

Homeowner Pam comes home, thanks to the Seton Homecoming Project

A very grateful and gracious homeowner Pamela addressed the crowd of 100 volunteers and staff gathered for the blessing of her home on May 11 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Pam and her family have been displaced since Hurricane Katrina ripped through their neighborhood in 2005, leaving 10-12 feet of standing

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