Remembering Our Sisters on All Souls Day

Dear Friends,

In today’s world, it can be hard to find support when we’re mourning the loss of a loved one. We all need a spiritual community that helps us feel less alone in such times, and more at peace with God and with our dear departed.

The Sisters of Charity have our eyes and hearts open for people in their hour of need—including those who are grieving. It is a privilege for us to help others find their way to a place of peace. Of course, this includes good friends like you.

The Sisters would like to pray for your departed loved ones at Mass on All Souls’ Day, November 2. Please add the names for remembrance in the comment section below.

Though those who have passed and are no longer present among us, we hold them in our heart and memory. We celebrate this powerful truth on All Souls’ Day, when we will share heartfelt prayers that God may embrace the departed in Heaven for eternity.

As the Sisters pray for your friends and family, I ask that you join us in remembering our thirteen Sisters who have died over the past year. They were phenomenal educators, caring nurses, and tireless advocates for justice whose impact continues to unfold. As a former student wrote in tribute to the late Sister Mary Christopher Ludden, SC, “The Sisters provided us with an indelible stamp that nothing can erase… I learned about kindness, generosity… I learned that the most beautiful things in life are those that we cannot see.”

Below are the names and faces of our recently deceased Sisters. They are deeply missed by our entire Congregation and by the thousands whose lives they touched. Perhaps you were once their student, or their patient. And even if not, the world you live in today is a better place thanks to their loving service. 

These women gave so much and asked nothing in return; now we are called to carry on their work. Please help us honor and continue their legacy with a gift for the Sisters’ ministries. Consider supporting Charity in tribute to a loved one—a kind gesture that will mean new life for someone in need. (Click here to make an online donation.)

With gratitude, we will be with you in prayer on All Souls’ Day. May God bless you.

In Christ,



Click here to learn more about these Sisters and their lives of service.

9 Responses to Remembering Our Sisters on All Souls Day

  1. Rose Vermette, RCD October 4, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

    My brother Albert Vermette just died September 22nd. Thank you

  2. Mary Ellen O'Boyle, SC October 4, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

    Kathleen Farrell, my cousin who died 3 weeks ago.

  3. Christine Thomson October 4, 2017 at 5:59 pm #

    Please pray For my Aunt and Best friend who died May 25th, Frances Knecht.

  4. Eileen Kilcommons-Meehan October 4, 2017 at 6:07 pm #

    Please pray for both my Aunts -Sister Martin Sister John, my mom & dadJohn & Margaret Meehan and my birth mother Eileen Kilcommons’s

  5. Arlene Shako October 4, 2017 at 7:54 pm #

    My prayers for all the Sisters who are in eternity.I would appreciate your prayers for my late husband of 47 years Stephen who passed over to heaven June19th 2017. With eternal gratitude-Arlene

  6. Emilia McCauley October 4, 2017 at 8:13 pm #

    Remembrance of family and friends for All Souls Day:
    Renata Federico Perone – February 2017
    Mario Esposito – February 2017
    Angelo Coniglio – September 2017
    Gianfranco Bevilacqua – September 2017

  7. Abigail Crespo October 4, 2017 at 8:16 pm #

    Please pray for Margie Ramirez,my cousin who died last Oct at age of 50
    Andy Geller, passed 8 weeks ago
    Bill Drennan, passes 3 months ago

    thank you Sisters –

  8. Ann Rettus October 4, 2017 at 8:59 pm #

    Please pray for Jean Rettus ( Sr. Louis Mary) who passed away on March 2, 2017

  9. Charles Klein October 8, 2017 at 4:46 am #

    Ann Klein
    Joseph Klein
    Richard Trezzino
    Margaret Riebel
    Joe Riebel
    Mary Catherine Klein
    Charles Klein
    Terry Klein
    Julie Klein
    James Eagers
    With all my heart I thank you sisters and will pray for you as well.

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