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Nov. 11, 1858: First Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth

Mother Xavier Ross was the Foundress and First Mother of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas. She was part of a band of sisters in Nashville, Tennessee who had originally separated from the Mother House in Nazareth, Kentucky. Mother Xavier and her Sisters were having many problems in Nashville due to a financial burden: […]

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Connect and Learn: Sisters of Charity – Zagreb

The history of Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul – Zagreb began in 1845 when six Sisters of Charity from the Austrian Province of Tyrol came to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. The province had its motherhouse in Zams, and traced its origin to Strassburg. The crucial person for the spreading of Vincent […]

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Feeling connected

Feeling connected! When did you feel connected in a powerful way to some place in our Vincentian Heritage? Reading the reflection below reminded me of an experience over 30 years ago when at the mid-point of a 30 day retreat at Mt. Manresa on Staten Island my retreat director, a Sister of Charity of Halifax, Maureen […]

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Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth on “Laudato Si”

The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth have spoken out on Laudato Si. In a July 2 article that just came to our attention, the Leavenworth Diocesan paper ran an article  “Local Catholics weigh in on ‘Laudato Sí’” Jessica Langdon (jessica.langdon@theleaven.org) wrote “When everything is connected, any action is bound to create a ripple effect.” Sister Eileen […]

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Serve: the Vincentian Family in Slovakia – Fight against Hunger

The Vincentian Family in Slovakia is mostly bound together thanks to the nationwide collection called Fight against Hunger which is realized via selling gingerbread hearts. The yield from the selling is meant to support the poor from Haiti, Honduras, Ukraine, Albania and Russia – i.e. the countries in which there are Slovak Vincentian missionaries – […]

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Connect and Learn: Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul – Vincentgiri, Mananthavady (SCV)

A third of the world’s poor live in India, one of the most unequal societies in the world where poverty remains entrenched and widespread. Realizing the need in India the Congregation of The Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul started their mission in India, Kerala, at Mananthavady on January 1st 1976. It has […]

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Take this ring!

Tracy Kemme, soon to make her vows as a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati, shares a moving reflection that bridges a span of over 60 years. (Global Sisters Report) After Mass and breakfast at the Motherhouse one morning a few weeks ago, Sister Flo asked me to stop by her room with her; she had […]

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