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Collaboration Between Two Exceptional People

J. Patrick Murphy reminds us in his booklet Mr. Vincent of the collaboration of two exceptional people – Vincent and Louise. In Louise de Marillac Vincent found the perfect partner to build his business model and bring about change that shocked the world. Louise, like Vincent, was imperfect and troubled but together they were inspirational. Lesson: Imperfect people […]

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Can You Say No to Pope Francis on September 1?

September 1, Pope Francis asks us to pray for creation. Last year Pope Francis declared September 1st as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Pope Francis states that “The annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation offers…a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as custodians […]

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Committing Globally to Another World

Three Canadian women religious from the Sisters of Charity Federation participated in the 2016 World Social Forum (WSF) August 9-14 in Montreal, Quebec with thousands of people from around the world. The two Acadian (French-speaking) women religious were Sisters Hélène Allain of Moncton, New Brunswick (photo above left) and Irène Leger of Pointe-de-l’Église, Nova Scotia […]

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Pray for Sisters Found Dead in Mississippi

News released from the Sisters of Charity Federation today, August 25, 2016: 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 […]

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Transforming Institutions Through Leadership: Exemplars

Institutions and organizations have a character all their own. Some call it a culture. Among the many factors which can transform institutions (or keep them faithful to their core values) is the presence of what Jon Katzenbach, Carolin Oelschlegel, and James Thomas call “authentic informal leaders.” Pride builders are master motivators of other people, and […]

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Humanization and Evangelization: Two Synonyms for the Vincentian Charism

“Many times I am ashamed to be part of this inhumane humanity”[1] Without a doubt the most hurtful aspect of our world today is the continuous dehumanization of reality. The violence, hunger, the marginalization, the ever growing inequality, and the lack of opportunities for the majority, along with the persistent deterioration of the ecosystem today […]

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