So many things to celebrate…. December 8 marks not only the Feast of the Immaculate Conception but also
- the canonical establishment of the Confraternity of Charity- 1617;
- the day on which the first group of the Ladies of Charity in the United States (Fr. Gregory Gay presentation) begins at St. Vincent’s Church in St. Louis – 1857
- one of the significant feasts chosen by the Society of St. Vincent DePaul in 1834
- the day on which many groups of the Sisters of Charity Federation renew their vows.