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March 25: Establishment of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

In 1809, the Sisters of Charity were founded by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, MD. Four of the Sisters started a mission in Cincinnati in 1829. By 1852, Mother Margaret Farrell George had founded the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Her story is told in the YouTube video below. It is very moving to […]

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SSVP Resource for 2017 – Year Dedicated to Bailly

In his first Circular Letter as President General of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Renato Lima de Oliveira announced that 2017 is the “Year Dedicated to Bailly.” Emmanuel Joseph Bailly was the first President of the SSVP. This memorable man created the appropriate conditions for a group of young people to organize and […]

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Lenten Reflection: Resurrection Faith

During Lent we orient ourselves toward Jerusalem/Calvary, where we’ll follow Jesus through the last week of his life. This Slideshare, based on one of the Lenten letters of Fr. Robert Maloney, C.M., invites each of us to ponder our own life and death. Español · Français St. Vincent’s correspondence says a lot about being vigilant […]

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Advice from Saint Vincent

When St. Vincent and St. Louise co-founded a new type of religious community, the Daughters of Charity, in 1633: Louise was the prime organizer for the fledgling community, but Vincent, with his spirituality, his warm heart, and his great common sense, played an essential role in training the women.” – from Praying With Vincent de […]

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