In January 2023, the Daughters of Charity began the Vincentian Encounter program to encompass their young adult ministry efforts. Vincentian Encounter includes the Vincentian Small Faith Community program, an exciting new pilot that supports young people who meet monthly to pray, learn about the Vincentian charism, and talk about how their faith connects to important current topics. Anti-racism and anti-oppression training is incorporated into the groups to help participants build desegregated, inclusive faith communities.
who we are
Sister Mary Bader, D.C.
A Washington, D.C., native, Sister Mary most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth, and Families in Hyattsville, Maryland. Sister previously served as Principal and Teacher at Mother Seton Academy in Baltimore, Maryland, and at St. Patrick School in Richmond, Virginia. Until her appointment as a Councillor, she served on the board of Mission and Ministry Impact, the Province initiative that advances the mission and priorities of the Daughters through collaborative initiatives, financial assistance, and support services.
Mary began working with Vincentian young adults when she became the Director of the Vincentian Mission Corps in 2017. She did her own year of service in Syracuse, New York, working with American and refugee children and teens. Mary has worked in several non-profits around the country and holds an M.A. in Social Justice from Loyola University.