06.22.2018
UN Grapples with Updating Definitions of ‘Migrant’ and ‘Refugee’
As the United Nations marks World Refugee Day today, the world body is grappling with crafting two new frameworks for its members in responding to the record numbers of refugees …
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06.19.2018
Supporting USCCB Statement on Family Separation
We, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in the United States of America, support the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ statement that separating children from their mothers and fathers …
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06.08.2018
How Would Foreign Policy Change if Women Held the Reins of Diplomacy?
In the high-stakes negotiations about nuclear arms on the Korean Peninsula, men are dominating the headlines. President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, North Korea leader Kim Jong Un …
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05.25.2018
Hydroponics Arrives at Seton Harvest
Before the first vegetable ripened in its fields on Evansville’s West Side, of the Daughters of Charity’s Seton Harvest Ministry had provided enough fresh vegetables – grown on-site – for …
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05.15.2018
MMI Funds St. Louis Based Housing Program
St. Lazare House, a permanent housing program in St. Louis, aims at giving older, homeless young adults with mental health needs a chance at stability. The 15-unit apartment building in …
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04.25.2018
Retiring After Lifetime of Helping At-Risk Children
Even on a cloudless day, sunshine isn’t the brightest light in Florissant, Missouri. Not when there’s someone bringing children out of the darkness. Sister Helen Negri runs the Marygrove campus …
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04.11.2018
Daughters Team with Nonprofit to Ship Birth Kits
The Southfield-based Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul International Project Services teamed up with Farmington-based Global Health Charities to donate 1,000 clean birth kits to poor women in …
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04.03.2018
Supporting Lawsuit Challenging Attempt to Rescind DACA
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul, USA, joined an amicus brief (friend-of-the court) submitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ninth District …
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03.29.2018
“Cornerstone” of Marygrove Helped Children Heal and Grow
In 1983, Msgr. Robert Slattery, then president of Catholic Charities of St. Louis, recruited Sister Helen Negri to become the chief operating officer of Marygrove. She began with seven residents …
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02.26.2018
Public Statement in Response to Florida Shooting
Loss of life through violence is never acceptable. It is particularly abhorrent when our young are taken at the dawn of their full potential. The Daughters of Charity of the …
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02.15.2018
In the Vincentian Way: Sister Mary Gilbart, D.C.
The Congregation of the Mission, Eastern Province is producing a series of videos throughout Lent that will reveal what being Vincentian means to its members. Their website states, “St. Vincent …
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02.01.2018
Prayer Service for Dreamers on Capitol Hill
A prayer service for Dreamers will be held outside the Capitol at 12 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6. The event aims to unite Catholics in a nonpartisan, prayerful setting to emphasize …
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01.15.2018
Call for Legislative Action to Protect Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status
On January 8, 2018 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for roughly 200,000 Salvadorans. TPS status was justifiably provided for this population in …
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01.04.2018
Ceremony Held for Seton Center
Sponsored by the Daughters of Charity, Province of St. Louise, staffed by sisters and lay employees who are local residents and myriad volunteers, the center provides services to all members …
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12.20.2017
Ladies of Charity Celebrate 400 Years
Founded by St. Vincent de Paul in 1617, the Ladies of Charity responded to the needs of the poor in 17th-century France. Together with St. Louise de Mariliac, they went …
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12.13.2017
Objections to US Withdrawal from UN Talks on Migration, Refugees
Women religious and Catholic bishops are criticizing a decision by President Donald Trump’s administration to pull out of United Nations-sponsored talks on two linked global compacts on migration and refugees, …
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12.06.2017
Call to Protect Haitians with Temporary Protected Status
On November 20, 2017 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti. TPS is a temporary, renewable, and statutorily-authorized humanitarian migration program that …
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11.28.2017
Sister Carol Speaks Against Excessive Treatment
Pope Francis this week called for a “withdrawal of ‘overzealous treatment’,” saying that it “responsibly acknowledges the limitations of our mortality.” Sister Carol Keehan, D.C., president of the Catholic Health …
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10.23.2017
Sisters of Charity Federation Turns 70
Friday, October 27 is 70th anniversary of the Establishment of the Federation of the Sisters of Charity in 1947. Rather than focus on the history of the Federation, interesting as that …
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10.10.2017
National Public Statement: Dream Act of 2017
We, the Daughters of Charity of the United States of America, stand with our Catholic Bishops in support of The Dream Act of 2017 (S1615). Along with many others, we …
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09.05.2017
Daughters Aim to Fill Gap Left by Martyrs of Charity in Mississippi
The sun was rising on an early March morning in 2016, and Rosemarie Merrill was in the driveway, getting ready to leave for the long trek from Durant, Mississippi, to her home …
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08.22.2017
Seton Center in Emmitsburg Breaks Ground for New Center
Seton Center, Inc., a sponsored work of the Province of St. Louise and a leading community resource for residents of northern Frederick County, Maryland, held a groundbreaking ceremony (indoors because …
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07.24.2017
Seton Harvest Veggie Van Makes Produce More Accessible
The availability of locally-grown produce has never been better in our area. Permanent market buildings right at the growing sites, seasonal roadside stands with produce from Daviess County, weekly summer …
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06.12.2017
Statement on Paris Agreement
Sr. Margaret O’Dwyer, D.C., representative of the Company of the Daughters of Charity at the U.N., told Global Sisters Report, “It is profoundly sad that there is a loss of …
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06.05.2017
Seton Center Receives Grant to Help with Dental Program
Good dental hygiene is important not only for appearance but as well as health. However, it can be a bit hard on the pockets too. The Seton Center in Emmitsburg …
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05.22.2017
Sister Natalie Marengo Leaves Mark on Reicher
Short in stature but never short of what her co-workers call “sports chutzpah,” Sister Natalie Marengo is Reicher Catholic High School’s biggest fan, they said. An Italian nun from Chicago, …
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05.17.2017
Pensacola Healthcare A Century in the Making
Despite its strong economy of the early 20th century, Pensacola fell well behind similar communities in facilities for delivering health care. A series of small, proprietary institutions had come and …
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05.12.2017
Honoring Daughters’ 95-Year Ministry in Perryville
The Association of the Miraculous Medal (AMM) in Perryville, Missouri is launching a much needed, major restoration campaign which will also include some beautiful new features. Time has taken its …
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05.08.2017
Daughters at Lourdes Say Goodbye in Binghamton
A special mass held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Binghamton on Friday gave thanks to the Daughters of Charity, who have given so much to Lourdes Hospital and the local …
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04.28.2017
Seton Harvest Welcomes Growing Season with Mass, Blessing
Those attending the April 24 Mass and blessing that formally opened the eleventh season of the Daughters of Charity Seton Harvest community-sponsored agricultural initiative had a chance to sample strawberries …
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04.03.2017
Daughters Recognized by UMSL College of Nursing
On March 30, the University of Missouri–St. Louis invited the Daughters to help celebrate UMSL’s College of Nursing’s 35th anniversary. The UMSL College of Nursing and the UMSL Honor College …
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03.28.2017
Sister Carol Reflects on Potential Health Care Changes
We are strongly opposed to the House Republicans’ efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act with legislation that requires the most vulnerable in our country, including those with low …
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03.07.2017
DePaul Dax Host Home Program Helps Students
After he had to leave an uncle’s home to make room for other relatives, Tony, an accounting major at DePaul University, found himself living on the streets of Chicago. On …
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02.20.2017
How Sister Mary Rose Saved Covenant House
In September of 1990, Fordham graduate and Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Sister Mary Rose McGeady, D.C., was made captain of a swiftly sinking ship. Sister McGeady was …
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02.10.2017
Convent Crawl Gives An Experience of Diversity in Religious Life
The former chapel in the convent building at Our Lady of the Presentation Church years ago was subdivided into two small rooms, an informal entry/waiting area and an office. Nothing …
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11.22.2016
Sisters Take Action to Increase Access to Nutrition
At about 7:30 in the morning, Daughter of Charity Sr. Maureen Houlihan drives over to Seton Harvest farm, pulls on a pair thick, rubber boots and carries feed over to her chickens. …
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08.22.2016
Daughters of Charity Play a Role in 30 Years of Success
When Sister Julia Huiskamp, D.C. arrived from Chicago 30 years ago in June, she wanted to work with children and families in East St. Louis, and the best way to …
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08.16.2016
Summer Play and Healthy Habits at Daughters of Charity Day Camp
For two weeks in late June, in an area of south Bexar County, Texas, about 40 children gather at the sports field and playground areas at El Carmen Catholic Church …
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07.29.2016
Urging UN to Remember Grassroots Works
Leaders of the United Nations say the global body’s ambitious agenda to eliminate global poverty and other ills is off to a good start but are reiterating the need for …
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07.22.2016
Deciding on Consecrated Life Through Speed Dating
As the seconds ticked away, the timekeeper cast her eyes across a student lounge on the Notre Dame campus and announced it was time for the speed daters to change …
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07.08.2016
The Seton Dubois Initiative
Mount St. Mary’s University and the Daughters of Charity have launched a new joint endeavor in Emmitsburg, Maryland–the Seton Dubois Initiative. Named for their Emmitsburg founders (Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton …
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06.06.2016
Seven Graduate from Proyecto Juan Diego Child Development Program
The following article was originally published in the Brownsville Herald. Seven students graduated from the Proyecto Juan Diego Child Development program on May 26. Proyecto Juan Diego, a sponsored work …
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06.01.2016
Vincentian Mission Corps Volunteer Program Seeks Young Adult Volunteers
Following many years of service to the needy in St. Louis, Mo., the volunteers of the Daughters of Charity’s Vincentian Mission Corps Program will begin to serve in Philadelphia, Penn., this …
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05.16.2016
Sister Carol Helps To Transform Fathers At Fathers’ Support Center
The following article was originally published in the Missouri Catholic Conference Messenger Online. View entire story here. Sometimes the most extraordinary stories are the most ordinary moments. A father spends …
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04.25.2016
Affiliate Pat Hogrebe Helps Many at East St. Louis St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop
The following article was originally published in the Belleville News Democrat. View entire story here. Lenorris Delaney volunteers just about every day at St. Vincent de Paul’s thrift store in …
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03.07.2016
Sister Liz Sjoberg: What Brought Her to Be a Daughter of Charity
The following article was originally posted on the Global Sisters Report website by Elizabeth Eisenstadt Evans. View the story here. Sr. Elizabeth Sjoberg: Joy and purpose lead to the Daughters of Charity …
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02.12.2016
Macon Ministry Client Gifted with Use of Car
Sister Roberta Treppa, D.C. ministers as Director at Family Advancement Ministries in Macon, Ga., where a client was recently gifted with the use of a vehicle to aid in transportation for …
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02.02.2016
Vincentian Mission Corps Alumni Continue Service of the Poor
The following article was originally posted on the Riverfront Times website by Doyle Murphy. View the story here. Vincentian Mission Corps alumni Nathan Dell and Nelson Perez are featured for their work …
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01.29.2016
Daughters of Charity Respond to Supreme Court Decision to Hear United States v. Texas
Following the Jan. 19 announcement by the Supreme Court of the United States that it will consider the Obama administration’s appeal of United States v. Texas, Sister Louise Gallahue, D.C., provincial …
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01.06.2016
EWTN Features National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton for Feast Day
The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was featured on EWTN’s nightly newscast to commemorate St. Elizabeth Ann’s feast day Jan. 4, 2016. The segment highlighting the Shrine is …
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