10.21.2019
Sisters of Holmes County, Mississippi, Integral to Community
It’s a Wednesday, and three teenagers are in Sr. Sheila Conley’s tiny office, learning about finances. Less than a block away, Sr. Mary Walz, a social worker, is at the …
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10.08.2019
A Conversation with Sister Carol, Obama’s Favorite “Nun”
Before taking a seat onstage opposite Sister Carol Keehan, member of the Daughters of Charity order that launched early hospitals, orphanages and schools, VAHHS CEO Jeff Tieman described how working …
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09.30.2019
Archbishop Gregory Encourages Seton Students to Emulate Their Patron Saint
During an all-school Mass beginning their 60th anniversary on Sept. 17, members of the Elizabeth Seton High School community remembered the legacy of their patron saint and her commitment to …
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08.21.2019
Sisters Build Bonds in Effort to Assist Immigrants
Sr. Pat Connolly threads her way past dozens of families lining the third-floor halls of San Antonio’s Travis Park Church. In former Sunday school classrooms filled with blue and green …
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08.16.2019
More Than 660 LCWR Members Call on President to Stop All Divisive and Polarizing Rhetoric
On August 14, 2019, the Daughters of Charity in attendance at the 2019 Annual Leadership Conference for Women Religious affirmed a letter to President Trump. The Sisters asked for an …
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08.09.2019
Events for Day Against Trafficking Focus on Need for Action
Global efforts to combat human trafficking must focus on pressuring national governments to take action against traffickers and to eliminate systems of injustice that create the conditions for trafficking, sisters …
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08.05.2019
Sister Denise’s Work with Migrants
As a part of the Women, War, and Peace II series, PBS featured Sister Denise LaRock and her work with migrants. Sister Denise LaRock is a Daughter of Charity of …
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07.30.2019
Public Statement on Treatment of Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers
The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul of the United States of America are moved to speak out on behalf of those suffering along our borders and in …
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07.25.2019
St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago Celebrates 150 Years
When Sister Walburga Gehring was chosen to head up the first Catholic hospital on the North Side of Chicago, the beginning could hardly have been less auspicious. Sister Walburga was …
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05.20.2019
Sister Consuelo Tovar Working with Immigrants in San Antonio
A growing number of Americans are open to increases in legal immigration, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The survey found that few Americans believe undocumented immigrants take …
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05.08.2019
Duke Shareholders Strongly Support Proposal on Coal Ash Contamination
A shareholder resolution on the health and climate impacts of coal use filed at Duke Energy by shareholder advocacy group As You Sow and Daughters of Charity, Province of St. …
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04.04.2019
Catholic Agencies View Washington Archdiocese Through People, Not Power
When Daughter of Charity Sr. Mary Bader looks out over the Washington, D.C., skyline from across the Potomac River in Virginia, what draws her attention are not the national monuments …
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03.25.2019
UN Commission on the Status of Women to Focus on Social Protections
When thousands of women converge on the United Nations today, March 11, they will have a singular focus: exploring the ways the world can move forward in promoting social protections …
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03.11.2019
Council Praises Sister Margaret
In marking the International Women’s Day today, the council said they were grateful of the support provided by Sister Margaret. She is fondly remembered as the lady who patiently taught …
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02.14.2019
Working Group Urges UN to Step Up Fight Against Homelessness
The United Nations is no stranger to the issues of poverty, women’s rights, climate change, the nuclear arms race and other pressing challenges. But the global body has yet to …
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02.05.2019
Elizabeth Seton’s President Reflects on High School’s Impact and Mission
(Elizabeth Seton High School – an all-girls Catholic school in Bladensburg, Maryland, sponsored by the Daughters of Charity – is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2019, and in an interview …
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01.23.2019
“Joan of Ark.” Moves, Leaves Behind Legacy
In the middle of her senior year in nursing school, Joan Pytlik, 20, boarded a train in Milwaukee bound for St. Louis to become a postulant with the Daughters of …
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11.15.2018
St. Vincent Early Learning Center Celebrates 100 Years
St. Vincent Early Learning Center in Evansville, IN is celebrating 100 years! Click here for a video of the celebration.
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07.16.2018
Seton Center Ribbon Cutting
On Tuesday, July 10 at 3 PM, Seton Center, Inc., in collaboration with Morgan-Keller Construction and the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, hosted a Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony to …
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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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