“the charity of Christ urges us on, urges us to collaborate”

by | Jun 7, 2015 | Daughters of Charity, Formation, Vincentian Family


Sister Odette Léger, NDSC … explored the theme of collaboration and dreaming of Saint Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac. She emphasized: «…the charity of Christ urges us on, urges us to collaborate today and dream our future». Her presentation was an excellent source to ready the group for their group discussion and find how we are called to collaborate and how we can put that collaboration in practice for today and dreaming our Future.

Collaboration and Charism: Dreaming our Future » was the theme of the 2015 annual gathering of the Company of Charity Formation Personnel (CCFP) held on April 15-19 at the motherhouse of the Religieuses Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur. The website of the Federation offers the following report.

The CCFP group includes sisters in vocation and formation ministries as well directors who co-ordinate congregational Associates.

Twenty-nine sisters from eleven congregations of the Federation: Daughters of Charity, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, KS, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, KY, Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ, Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul, Halifax, Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul, NY, and Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, Greensburg, PA, Les Religieuses de Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur, NB, Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception, NB, attended the meeting.

Planners were Sisters Stella Arsenault, Céline Belliveau, Maryanne Ruzzo, Monica Gundler and Associate Director Mary Jo Mersmann.

Sister Julie Cutter, DC, executive director of the SC Federation, offered a presentation about the Sisters of Charity Federation.

During the meeting, the group visited Enviro Plus-Seconde Chance, a new project which offer training program to help persons re-enter the labor force.

Pictured is the CCFP group at the NDSC’s cottage at Grande-Digue.

The next CCFP meeting will be held with the Leadership in Emmitsburg MD on June 15-19, 2016.

Photo by: Terri Butel