Junior Ladies of Charity Connect With Their Heritage

by | Nov 13, 2014 | Daughters of Charity, International Association of Charities - Ladies of Charity, Vincentian Family | 2 comments

JLOC_Albany_Oak_TreeJunior Ladies of Charity Connect With Their Heritage

The Junior Ladies of Charity from Buffalo and New York City who met in a mini-assembly on Oct. 24-25, concluded their visit to the Albany area by visiting the Daughters of Charity retirement facility, St. Louise Home.There is a large oak tree behind the residence, originally planted with acorns collected from a tree in France which was planted by St. Vincent himself nearly 400 years ago.

Both groups of Juniors now have acorns of their own. The Vincentian heritage is communicated in many ways.

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Some perspective…

From Vincent’s birthplace in FranceBerceau, tree 02


… and through the centuries


to the 21st century and beyond…


  1. Kathleen Prager

    The students from St. John’s Prep have selected a spot where they will be planted on the Crescent Street campus. It was a great weekend thanks to all the Juniors, and the many
    Ladies of Charity, including Regional Vice-President Kathleen Sieracki, who travelled all the way from Buffalo with a group.

    • John Freund, CM

      As an alum (’55) and former Board member I am more than delighted to know that Vincentian connection will be firmly planted and look forward to visiting it in the coming years.