11.23.2020
Solving Homelessness takes Political Will, Money, and Individualization
Grand Valley Catholic Outreach recently completed a handsome new 34-unit apartment building for youth experiencing homelessness in Grand Junction, Colorado. Benedictine Sr. Karen Bland, the agency’s executive director, is justifiably …
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11.06.2020
A Life of Mission
Sister Gloria Esposito, DC, was working at St. Mary’s School in Troy in 1958, when she got the news that she was missioned to Bolivia. The Daughters of Charity sister …
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09.15.2020
“Eye on Eternity”: The Legacy of Mother Seton
“The day dawned with a beautiful blue sky, bright sun and no clouds — a result of prayers for good weather,” remembers Daughter of Charity Betty Ann McNeil about Sept. …
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08.19.2020
Sister Ann Recalls ‘Mass of People … on Stretchers’ in Lebanese Hospital
U.S. Daughter of Charity Sister Ann Sauvé, a member of the administrative staff at the order’s Sacred Heart Hospital in this Beirut suburb, will not easily forget Aug. 4 and …
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06.05.2020
Statement on the Death of George Floyd
We, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul USA, unite our hearts, voices, prayers, presence, and action with those of people of goodwill around the globe in affirming …
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05.20.2020
Sisters’ Work During 1918 Spanish Flu Seen as Model for Today
Catholic nuns emerged as the unexpected heroes in the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic that killed hundreds of thousands in the United States and millions worldwide. “While praise must be given …
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04.30.2020
Adapting Migration Ministries in the Face of COVID-19
Being home all day, every day is a new phenomenon for Sr. JoAnn Persch. The Sister of Mercy has spent every Friday morning for the past 14 years at a …
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03.19.2020
Celebrating 6th Annual Literacy Week
Reading is something we can all connect with, regardless of our faith, according to Daughter of Charity Sister Joanne Vasa. Sister Joanne, Director of Mission Integration for St. Vincent Early …
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03.03.2020
Sister Phylis Peters is Called to Help the Poorest Among Us
They may be on the other side of the world from each other, but the people of Ethiopia and the Rio Grande Valley have a lot in common. That’s according …
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02.20.2020
Persons Experiencing Homelessness Have Their Say at UN
Energy was stirred by voices of persons experiencing homelessness and by the sense of collaboration among civil society, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and nations in focusing …
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01.16.2020
History Shows Educators Use All The Help They Can Get
When a place has been around 190 years, it’s tempting to say “if these walls could talk,” you would know everything you need to know about it. Sister Donna Smith …
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12.13.2019
Working & Living for Others
BREATHING NEW LIFE It was an age when the poor were reviled. At best, peasants were seen as a nuisance; at worst, they were the scapegoats for the country’s societal …
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12.03.2019
Nonprofit Helps Poor and Vulnerable Populations
Like many senior citizens, South Side resident Sabina Suarez does her best to make ends meet each month. Suarez, 75, lives on a fixed income. She recently learned that she …
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11.14.2019
Serving People Who Are Homeless in Macon
Sr. Theresa Sullivan is the director of Daybreak Day Resource Center, a day shelter for people experiencing homelessness in Macon, Georgia. Sullivan, a Daughter of Charity and experienced health care …
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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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