“Vincentian Collaboration– Joy and Hope” was the theme of a Day of Reflection held on October 22 for the Ladies of Charity of the Diocese of Buffalo. Discussion followed the viewing of the thought-provoking video “The Line: Poverty in America, it’s not what you think.” Mass included installation of officers and enrollment of new members. Members of the Advisory Board reported during a general meeting and President Marilyn Leslie presented a reflection on collaboration as a way to further the mission. Periods for group and personal reflection completed the day and led to a discussion of the need for systemic change and how to achieve it.
Enjoyed reading about Buffalo’s Ladies of Charity Day of Recollection. Seeing that it included a message about collaboration seemed to round out this special day for special women who serve their community with the hope and joy that brings the message of Christ to all they serve. Happy to say that the Archdiocese of Washington also held a Day of Recollection on Halloween that carried the message of hope and joy to their members also. I really think the Holy Spirit is working in all of us in order to spread that message of joy and hope to those we meet. What a spiritual uplifting we all enjoy as Ladies of Charity reflecting on our mission and service.