The origin of the Ladies of Charity in the United States is featured in a new book titled Famous Firsts of St. Louis– A Celebration of Facts, Figures, Food & Fun. In 1857, Catherine Harkins founded the first American association of the Ladies of Charity at St. Vincent De Paul parish in St. Louis. To […]
This month’s reflection, “Martha and Mary: Contemplation and Action”, is provided by Selina Suárez Fermín. AIC is an Association that is composed primarily of women and for the most part, our service is directed toward women. That reality leads us to reflect on what we can learn from the women of the Bible.
Sr. Germaine Price, DC, will speak on Vincentian spirituality and how it is connected to the theme of the assembly. Sr. Germaine was a missionary in Burundi, Puerto Rico and Romania, and for the past eight years has been a representative of the Daughters of Charity at the United Nations. Kathryn O’Dell will lead a […]
Let’s celebrate Mother’s Day by asking Congress to pass higher wage standards that could lift hardworking mothers and their children out of poverty. Women make up two-thirds of the minimum-wage workforce in America, and millions of the minimum-wage-earning moms are primary providers with young children. If Congress acted to pass a minimum wage increase and […]
The documents for registration and information for the 2014 LCUSA National Assembly which will be held September 11-13 in Milwaukee, WI are now available.
Sister Frances Ryan, DC, Ph.D., of the LCUSA Spirituality Committee, shares: Incarnational Spirituality, as viewed in the French School of Spirituality, influenced St. Vincent DePaul and St. Louise de Marillac. It is the basis of Vincentian spirituality.
The Annual Spring Meeting of the LCUSA (Ladies of Charity of the US) Board of Directors was held April 10-12 at the Mater Dei Retreat and Spirituality Center in Evansville, IN. Members evaluated 2013 activities and refined the strategic plan. They also reviewed grant applications and decided on award amounts. Watch your email, the Servicette, […]
“Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ,” according to Pope Francis. “It is a crime against humanity.” These are his comments after meeting with four former sex slaves during a Vatican conference against human trafficking. Church workers, charity representatives, and police chiefs from […]
Junior Ladies of Charity at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in the Buffalo Diocese hosted an Easter Bunny Brunch for over 100 children on Saturday, April 22. The members organized refreshments, decorations and games. The goal of the annual party is to introduce young families to the church and the school.