In celebration of the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul on Sunday, Sept. 27, the Vincentian Family is hosting a virtual concert by international performing arts group Gen Verde. The members of Gen Verde include 22 women from 14 different countries. They began an arts and music project for youth called Start Now, which promotes peace and dialogue. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. Eastern time.
This will be transmitted on the facebook channel of Gen Verde, 15:00 hours Eastern Daylight Savings Time (USA). In order to find the exact time of broadcast in your area, click here.
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Sisters and employees celebrated their own Oktoberfest on Thursday, Sept. 21 in Mother Margaret Hall. In addition to pretzels and root beer floats, S. Monica Gundler and the Employee Activity Committee led participants in the chicken dance.
The Peace and Nonviolence Justice Circle organized a prayer service for Sisters and Associates on Thursday, Sept. 21 in honor of International Day of Peace. Following a drum chant, members of the committee led participants through the service in prayer and song. Handmade origami doves were placed on a peace tree and guests were asked to write an intention for peace or a peace-related quote or word that is meaningful to them. The tree is currently placed outside of the Motherhouse chapel for intentions to be added until Oct. 2, the International Day of Nonviolence.
The Sisters of Charity were honored to participate in the ribbon cutting for the Warsaw Avenue Creative Campus (WACC) opening on Wednesday, Sept. 6.
On Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, the Sisters of Charity Community celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Associate program. It was in 1973 that Community members looked at possible envisioning of new ways to embody the SC mission and spirit. Lay women and men were seeking a deepened spiritual life and a desire to join the Community in mission and ministry. The life of St. Elizabeth Seton attracted and informed these seekers and the Sisters of Charity are grateful for all those who responded to the call then and since. The weekend liturgy in the Motherhouse chapel, welcoming three new Associates in Mission and a shared meal were all a most fitting way to celebrate 50 years of being “Called by Spirit, United by Love.”