Welcome to four new Daughters of Charity!

[Province of St. Louise – USA
Province of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – USA]

The two Provinces of Daughters of Charity in the United States share an Inter-provincial Seminary which is located in St. Louis, Missouri. On August 22, 2020, in the Provincial Houses in Los Altos Hills, California and St. Louis, Missouri, the Sisters welcomed four new Daughters of Charity who then began their Seminary (Novitiate) on August 23. The four Sisters join one other Seminary Sister, the Seminary Directress and two Sister companions in their local community. During their time in the Seminary they will learn about the Company of the Daughters of Charity in weekly classes. They will also join novices in several other religious congregations in an “inter-community novitiate” where they will have classes in theology, human nature and various other topics such as social justice and the history of the Church.

We ask your prayers for these new Daughters of Charity!

The Fight Against Human Trafficking: What Must I Do?

[Province Of St. Louise-USA] Approximately 60 people gathered at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Macon, GA on Saturday, November 3 for a workshop on Human Trafficking sponsored by the Daughters of Charity and the local Vincentian Family. Drawing from the ultimate Vincentian question in the face of human suffering, “What must be done?” the title of the gathering was The Fight Against Human Trafficking – What Must I Do? Read More

Eclipse of the sun in St. Louis, USA

[Province of St. Louise – USA] On August 21, 2017 the moon travelled in a path that crossed the sun and made a total eclipse of the sun.  The path of the total eclipse went across the United States but only in certain areas could one see the total or near-total eclipse.  The area close to St. Louis, Missouri was in the path of totality.

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ANNOUNCING…an app for Daughters of Charity Vocations

DOC app Appstore[Provinces of St. Louise and Los Altos Hills, USA] Trying to attract young people to enter the Company these days is hard work. The Sisters doing vocation ministry use many ways of contacting young people today including the use of social media. To help with that, they had an app developed so that young people can click once and be directed to the many ways the Company is present on the internet. The following announcement was used to spread the word about this new app: Read More

Discernment Retreat and the Visit of Pope Francis

D RetreaT 4[Provinces of Los Altos Hills and Saint Louise – USA] During the week-end of September 25 – 27 nine young women seriously discerned becoming Daughters of Charity along with four Postulants and pre-Postulants by participating in the weekend of activities in Philadelphia, PA for the visit of Pope Francis. One of the women shared her reflections on the experience: Read More

Four sisters who were all Daughters of Charity.

[Province of St. Louise, USA] Sister Jean Marie Wheeler, 98, and Sister Elaine Wheeler, 96, died a day apart last week in St. Louise House, a retirement community for the Daughters of Charity, Province of St. Louise.  The two were blood sisters and were preceded in death by Sister Madeleine Wheeler, Sr. Elaine’s identical twin, and Sister Zoe Wheeler.  A fifth sister was a Religious of the Sacred Heart, making 5 of the 7 girls in their family who entered religious life.  Their other two sisters married and had children. Read More

Province of St. Louise, USA – Provincial Meeting

[USA – Province of Saint Louise] The Daughters of Charity Province of St. Louise, USA, concluded its 2012 Provincial Meeting on Sunday, July 22.  Focused on the theme, Transforming the Mission, the Sisters of the Province gathered in Indianapolis, Indiana, July 19 – 22.  More than 325 Daughters were in attendance.  The Province focused on its continued development of missionary priority plans and the continued revision of works and ministries. Read More