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New Executive Director for the Sisters of Charity Federation

The Sisters of Charity Federation is pleased to announce that Sister Grace Hartzog, a Sister of Charity of Seton Hill, has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Federation, effective September 5, 2017. In this capacity she will represent the two provinces of the Daughters of Charity and eleven congregations of Sisters of Charity […]

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What are Catholics Doing to Welcome the Stranger?

The theme of the 400th Anniversary year of our Vincentian Family, Welcoming the Stranger, is becoming a more urgent focus of our Catholic Faith, especially in the United States where immigration reform is occurring. So, what are other Catholics doing? In his National Catholic Reporter Article, “Parish Roundup,” Peter Feuerherd offers some links to articles […]

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A First-Hand Account of the Diversity of Religious Life

The former chapel in the convent building at Our Lady of the Presentation Church years ago was subdivided into two small rooms, an informal entry/waiting area and an office. Nothing extraordinary about it…except God’s work still happens in that space. Whereas the sounds of Mass or the silence of prayer once dominated, the musical notes […]

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Truly Welcoming the Stranger

YOUTH MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT THE UNITED NATIONS Youth imbued with the Vincentian spirit have little time for empty rhetoric. Human need calls them to propel values into vibrant action. The Daughters of Charity at the UN find that admirable quality in intern Joanna Mendez, a final year student at St. John’s University.  In this week’s article, […]

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Systemic Change: India Workshops

The Vincentian Family in India celebrated its 11th annual meeting of the major superiors of the Family on March 11 and 12 at the Niveditha Center for Faith and Fellowship in Kerala. The first day was dedicated to formation, and the topic was systemic change (SC); the second day was devoted to their ongoing business issues and planning. […]

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Pope Francis Grants Vincentian Family a Plenary Indulgence #famvin400

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian charism, the Holy Father, through the Apostolic Penitentiary, has granted the whole Vincentian Family, a Plenary Indulgence (Confession, Communion, and Prayers for the Pope). Those will receive it who participate in the Eucharist or in some public or private prayer service (Our Father, profession of faith, […]

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AIC International Assembly in Châtillon #AIC400

The AIC International Assembly, celebrating their 400th Anniversary, began on Sunday, March 12 in Châtillon, France. Updates and photos have been shared all week on the Ladies of Charity USA and AIC International Facebook pages (click photos to see captions): Below is the Commitment prayer used for the Reconsecration at Church of St. André with Cardinal Philippe […]

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