History of the Charity Federation (recently enhanced video)

by | Jan 8, 2015 | Daughters of Charity, Sisters of Charity, Vincentian Family

Metz - Federation historyIn this recently enhanced version of a previously existing video recording, Sr. Judith Metz, S.C. (Cincinnati) tells the story of how the Charity Federation developed, in part to advocate for the Cause for Canonization for Elizabeth Ann Seton, but also to facilitate reconciliation between various congregations of the Sisters of Charity and the Daughters of Charity in North America. She explains how the Sisters formed a Conference in 1947, and remained loosely organized until 1965, after which they developed into a true federation in response to The Decree on the Adaptation and Renewal of Religious Life, Perfectae Caritatis, proclaimed by Pope Paul VI. She also presents details as to when each of the congregations joined the Federation.