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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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Kenya VLM: Blessed is the FRUIT of your Womb, Jesus

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the FRUIT of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. While in a small village in Kenya, Africa called Chepnyal with the Vincentian […]

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Sr. Agnes Walsh, DC, Honored for Sheltering Jews from the Nazis

A religious Sister who sheltered Jews from the Nazis has been honored with a plaque in her home town of Hull. Sister Agnes Walsh, who died in 1993, helped to save a Jewish family from deportation while at a convent in southern France during the war. She was recognized as a “Righteous Among the Nations” […]

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Seton Harvest: Providing Locally Grown Food to Shareholders and the Hungry

Have you seen the Seton Harvest video?  It is an organic, sponsored farm in Evansville, IN. Food grown and harvested is shared with local shareholders and the poor in the surrounding community. Watch this 6-minute video below. Seton Harvest from StoryPoint Films on Vimeo.   From their website: Seton Harvest is a community-supported agriculture initiative sponsored by […]

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Vincentian Values in Govanhill: The Women Helping Glasgow’s Roma

A Daughters of Charity run project in one of Scotland’s most deprived areas is helping Glasgow’s Roma community build better lives and integrate fully into society. In a freshly-painted hall in Glasgow’s Govanhill neighborhood, Dorina Damian, one of the thousands of Roma people who have flocked to this vibrant but impoverished corner of Glasgow, is explaining […]

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January 7: Feast of Bl. Lindalva Justo de Oliveira, D.C.

Blessed Lindalva Justo de Oliveira (20 October 1953 – 9 April 1993) was a Brazilian Daughter of Charity who worked at a shelter where she was killed in 1993 after a man who was obsessed with her stabbed her 44 times when she refused his unwanted advances. Pope Benedict XVI pronounced that she was killed […]

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Provincial Councils of Slavic Provinces of the Daughters of Charity Met in Celje, Slovenia

On October 20, the members of the provincial councils of the Slavic Provinces of the Daughters of Charity held joint meetings at Saint Joseph’s House in Celje, Slovenia. At that time the participants introduced themselves to one another. The members of the various provincial councils were joined by the provincial directors.  The participants represented Poland, […]

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