LCUSA/AIC Madagascar Twinning News

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By Molly Siedlarczyk, Committee Chair Rose daLima, National President of AIC Madagascar, has stated below the work that has been done in various regions of Madagascar. A collection was taken during Friday’s Mass at the Kansas City National Assembly. Those receipts, in addition to what had accumulated in LCUSA’s treasury from donations made by our members […]

Reaching Out Around the Globe

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By Kathleen Sieracki, Servictte Editor In the last issue of the Servicette, you read Maureen McMillan’s report on collaboration within the Vincentian Family in the St. Louis area. Mary Ann Dantuono also contributed an article about Vincentians working together on the national level. Here is a story which illustrates we are truly members of a global […]

AIC Joins Cor Unum in Meeting with Pope Benedict XVI

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By Gayle Johnson, LCUSA President-Elect and AIC Board Member Six members of AIC joined a delegation representing Cor Unum, a Pontifical Council of Volunteers worldwide, in a meeting in Rome the week of November 7. Christa Foelting, AIC Germany; Maria Loers, AIC France; Michele de Precourt, AIC Italy; Maria Cristina Cambaggio, a volunteer from Italy; […]

President’s Message

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I extend special thanks to each of you who have made this past year fruitful and full of hope to those you serve. As we prepare for the Lenten Season, we now focus on the trials and tribulations that lead to our redemption. What better time than this to show unconditional love to our brothers and […]

The Future of the Ladies of Charity

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By Albe McGurk, Past President May you live in interesting times. That common Chinese saying suits today’s society. Whether we like it or not, we are living in interesting times full of challenge for a future that demands innovative thinking. Like France in the late 1600’s, our society is becoming more divided into the haves […]

Book Review: Heaven is for Real

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By Todd Burpo Reviewed by Mickie Zoratti, Diocese of Buffalo You have seen the bright yellow cover, heard the buzz, and perhaps have an inkling of the controversy surrounding the #1 New York Times bestseller Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back. Even during this busy […]

Innovative Retreat for Ladies in St. Louis Area

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by Sister Carol Schumer, D.C. “If God is bigger than us and lives in us, wouldn’t God show through?” the little girl asked her mom.  This final line in an internet story captures the theme of a retreat held in Perryville, MO, for the Ladies of Charity of the four associations in the St. Louis […]

Thistle Farms

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Lucky Van De Gejuchte Communications I’m sure that everyone who attended the national assembly in Nashville, 2010, remembers the wonderful presentation given by the Reverend Becca Stevens and her women from Magdalene/ Thistle Farms.  For anyone who did not hear her talk, I would like to tell you a little about Magdalene Farms. The Reverend […]