Feast Days

Renewal of vows of the Daughters of Charity explained

On the feast of the Annunciation (usually March 25 but this year celebrated on April 8), Daughters of Charity all over the world will renew their vows. Why do the Daughters take annual vows? Listen as Sr. Pauline Lawlor, D.C., explains.

February 7 – Feast of Blessed Rosalie Rendu, D.C.

A presentation: Five Faces of Rosalie Rendu by Fr. Robert Maloney, C.M.

Blessed Rosalie Rendu: Spiritual and Human Portrait (Feast Day: February 7)

Who was this simple country girl who became a great symbol of Our Lord’s loving mercy toward those who are poor?

January 7: Blessed Lindalva Justo de Oliveira, D.C.

From the International Daughters of Charity website, "Sister Lindalva was the first woman to be beatified in Brazil. She was still a young Daughter of Charity, 4 years vocation, when she was martyred. Her fidelity to her vocation and her love for everyone without...
May 9: Feast of St. Louise de Marillac

May 9: Feast of St. Louise de Marillac

In the article "The Concept of Consecration in the Writings of Louise de Marillac," Sr. Carmen Urrizburu, DC, notes that in the convent where Louise was placed as a child after the death of her father, she came to understand that 'consecration' implied silence and...

April 28: Feast of St. Gianna Beretta Molla

April 28: Feast of St. Gianna Beretta Molla

April 28 is the feast day of St. Gianna Beretta Molla (1922-1962), a doctor, wife, and mother who chose to continue with her fourth pregnancy, despite knowing that having this child could result in her own death. She is part of the Vincentian Family because in her younger years she served among the elderly and needy as a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Feast of St. Francis Regis Clet

Feast of St. Francis Regis Clet

Imagine being in your early 40s, in a comfortable enough job as director of novices at a seminary in Paris, and leaving everything behind to volunteer to go to China on mission. This was the decision of Father (Saint) Francis Regis Clet, C.M., whose feast day is next...

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