“Make it a practice to
judge persons and things
in the most favorable light
at all times and under
all circumstances.”

St. Vincent de Paul

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Day Against Violence Toward Women

Since 1981, activists have marked Nov. 25 as a day against violence toward women. This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960 of three Mirabal Sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961).

World Food Day

In 1945 the United Nations recognized food as not a privilege, but a right. World Food Day, Oct. 16, is a day of observance to draw attention to the plight of those who experience hunger.

Ensure Your Vote is Counted

Here are several scenarios you may wish to explore to ensure your vote is counted. Pass this information on to family, friends, and young people you may know.

International Day of Peace

September 21 is the International Day of Peace. The United Nations General Assembly declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. It is a day of nonviolence and ceasefire.

Women’s Equality Day

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day. The date was selected to commemorate the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting U.S. women the right to vote in 1920.

2020 Lenten Collection

Do you remember the 2020 Lenten Collection for our sisters and brothers experiencing homelessness? Despite having been abruptly cut short due to COVID-19, there is a happy ending!

Contact Information for your U.S. Elected Officials

Federal Elected Officials

President – To contact the U.S. President online, click here.
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500
Switchboard: 202-456-1414

Members of the U.S. Congress:

U.S. Senators – To find specific contact information, such as email addresses, for your U.S. Senators, click here.
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Switchboard: 202-224-3121

U.S. House of Representatives – To find specific contact information, such as an email address, for your U.S. Representative, click here.
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Switchboard: 202-224-3121

State Elected Officials

State Governors – To learn how to get in touch with your state governor, click here.
State Legislators – To find the names and current activities of your state legislators, click here.

Local Elected Officials

U.S. Mayors – To locate mayors by name, city, or population size, click here.
County Executives – To search on a map or by your zip code to find the head of the executive branch of government in your county, click here. (The county executive may be an elected or an appointed position.)
Other Local Government Officials – To find contact information for your city, county, and town officials in your state, click here.

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Mass for the Motherhouse Sisters
Nov 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mass at the Motherhouse will temporarily be for the Motherhouse Sisters only but will livestreamed for everyone. You will be able to view the mass at 4 p.m. by CLICKING HERE or watch the archived mass on the Sisters password-protected section of the website.

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Love, Laughter and Learnings: A tribute to Seton Hall

As Sisters and employees prepare to move from Seton Hall on the Mount St. Joseph campus, it seems appropriate that we offer the building a special send-off. Over its 93-year history Seton Hall has been ‘home’ to many. As we anticipate the building leaving us early in 2021, we share the following poem written by S. Carol Leveque. …

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28
Sat
Mass for the Motherhouse Sisters
Nov 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mass at the Motherhouse will temporarily be for the Motherhouse Sisters only but will livestreamed for everyone. You will be able to view the mass at 4 p.m. by CLICKING HERE or watch the archived mass on the Sisters password-protected section of the website.

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Love, Laughter and Learnings: A tribute to Seton Hall

As Sisters and employees prepare to move from Seton Hall on the Mount St. Joseph campus, it seems appropriate that we offer the building a special send-off. Over its 93-year history Seton Hall has been ‘home’ to many. As we anticipate the building leaving us early in 2021, we share the following poem written by S. Carol Leveque. …