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VISION Issues 2005–2016
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With this issue of Vision we usher in our 200th Anniversary celebration. Join us as we look back on our history and those who took the courageous steps to serve the early New York community. We also feature our Golden Jubilarians.
Sr. Constance Brennan responds to God’s call; our Charity Heritage series highlights Sr. Maria Josephine Berrigan, aunt of Fr. Daniel Berrigan; St. Athanasius fourth graders visit Sisters Hill Farm; an Associate Lisa Shay visits Livorno, and more good news at our Sponsored Ministries and more.
We feature a profile of Sr. Rita Meaney; our Charity Heritage series highlights Sr. Basilia McCann, who founded the Sisters of Charity-Halifax; the Princess Project, the creation of two CMSV students is featured, as is the good news in our Sponsored Ministries and more.
Pope Francis has declared this the Year of Mercy—Sr. Eileen Fagan reflects on its meaning; an exhibit at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral celebrates two bicentennial celebration; Sisters Hill Farm collaborates with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and POTS; St. Raymond Parish, Bronx, is the new home of the monstrance from the Convent of Mary the Queen, CMSV nursing students visit Guatemala mission, and more.
Pope Francis’ visit in September generated a great deal of excitement in New York. The Congregation and staff members were among the fortunate few who were able to attend some of the events. Three celebrated Golden Jubilees this year: Sisters Jean Bocian, Ann Costello, and Mary Ann Daly. We take a look at their lives of service in the 150 years they have devoted. Sister Mary Margaret McGovern celebrated 100 years of life in 2015, and six new Associates were welcomed into the Congregation, and much more.
The Congregation gathered on June 30, 2015, to install the New Leader Team. This issue takes a look at the five women who will lead the Sisters of Charity of New York for the next four years. We also feature the 2015 Charity in the City program, we take a look at how the Congregation is responding to Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, we look back on the 40th anniversary of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s canonization, and more.
Pope Francis declared that a Year of Consecrated Life (YCL) be celebrated throughout the world. In this issue of Vision we take a look at the Sisters of Charity in consecrated life. The Congregation gathered for Assembly 2015 in April. In addition to electing a new Leadership Team, the Assembly formulated calls that will guide implementation once the new Leadership Team takes office.
Sister Jane Iannucelli traveled to Guatemala to receive Sister Rosenda Castañeda Gonzalez, who made her first vows in Guatemala. She was also present as two young women entered Postulancy. We take a look at the service of Sr. Nancy Kellar, who traveled the world spreading the news of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. The Staten Island Advance featured an article about two of our Sisters, dear friends who went home to God only weeks apart (reprinted with permission). New Associates were welcomed in New York and Guatemala.
This is the year to celebrate the Consecrated Life, not just as an idea, but as a reality in each sister’s life. This issue of Vision tells stories of women who live this life. We pay special tribute to the five women who celebrated their Golden Jubilee, Sisters Vivienne Joyce, Suzanne Wallin, Kathleen Byrnes, Carol De Angelo, and Carol Finnegan.
Under the guidance of Mother Elizabeth Boyle, our first Mother Superior, the Sisters of Charity served 5,000 orphans, most of whom were the children of immigrants. From this first sponsored work to the sponsored works of today we have consistently served immigrants over the years. The Spring/Summer issue provides our readers with a look at the great number of people served by our Sponsored Ministries.
As we end the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II and recall its document “The Declaration on Christian Education,” our Fall issue reconfirms the continuing of our tradition of commitment to Catholic education. We also feature our Golden Jubilarians’ “Two Hundred Years of Loving Service,” our mission activity in New Orleans, “Where Were You” brings us back to the March on Washington in the 1960s, and more.
In this issue we share with you how Sisters in Southwest Yonkers, along with Associates and colleagues, are responding to the signs of the times by serving the community in a variety of new settings. We also cover the special community Garden of Hope on the grounds of Mount Saint Vincent, a wrap–up Charity in the City 2013, the gathering at Liberty State Park in support of Nuns on the Bus, the closing of 26 Archdiocesan Schools, and more.
The Sisters of Charity answered the call when Superstorm Sandy struck Staten Island and the Rockaways. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel joined together with Sisters Hill Farm to make a difference. We feature seven who answer the call to volunteer in our many ministries.
This Fall issue marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the commitment to our mission to be Christ in the world He has given us. We also cover celebrations of our September Jubilarians and more.
This Summer issue features the Sisters Hill Farm, a community farm and Sisters of Charity sponsored work, where the “gift of creation blossoms.” We also cover the rich and proud heritage of the SCNY Archives, Elizabeth Seton and the Civil War Connection, and more.
This Spring issue features the new state-of-the-art Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center in Yonkers and highlights its proud history and origins at the New York Foundling. It also features POTS’ opening and dedication, a new postulant received into the congregation, and more.
This is the first issue under our new President, Sr. Jane Iannucelli, SC. After reading Sr. Jane’s first letter, we invite you to read about our Golden Jubilarians, Sr. Anne Mary Regan’s 100th Birthday celebration, LEFSA’s 25th Anniversary, Elizabeth Seton’s daughter, Catherine, and more. VISION has been redesigned and now features many more photos.
This issue celebrates our new leadership team and their backgrounds, our February Jubilarians, our presence and ministry in Guatemala, and a visit to Port Sulphur in New Orleans. We also cover the Federation meetings attended by our reps and the personnel changes at the SC administrative center.
This issue celebrates our September Jubilarians, with special emphasis on the Sisters celebrating 50 years of service. We also cover museum exhibits with Congregation themes, important alumnae mementos and a piece on St. Vincent de Paul.
This issue celebrates the Congregation’s Associates, priests with whom we’ve worked, and our legacy at two schools. The Sisters and others in the Vincentian family mark the 350th anniversary of the death of two of its founders: St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac. Learn which Sisters earned special honors for their works and about the special exhibit that celebrates the contribution of vowed women to the United States.
We’ve redesigned our quarterly magazine a bit. This issue covers our sponsored housing ministry; and the Federation hospitality house for volunteers in New Orleans. SC Associate Miriam Ford reports on her relief trips to Haiti. We profile Sr. Miriam Gabriel Obraz’s 44 years in Shrub Oak; honor Sr. Trudé Collins for her 50 years in the South Bronx; and remember Sr. Bobbie Ford for her 20 years in Guatemala and her murder nine years ago. St. Vincent’s Hospital closes after 160 years of service. Sr. Margaret Beaudette sculpts a new work in her studio.
We review Bicentennial year events, with special emphasis on the Sponsorship Celebration in September. The New York Foundling observed several significant developments. The Congregation and individual Sisters were honored with many awards. Learn which Sisters marked significant Jubilees. Our volunteer programs are growing.
This issue covers the 2nd year of our Charity in the City program and other volunteers. It also features special Bicentennial events. Learn who was awarded Seton Legacy of Charity Medals — a once in a lifetime honor. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. Take the quiz on planned gifts.
The 2009 St. Patrick’s Day Parade up Fifth Avenue was dedicated to our Sisters! Read all about it and view photos from this memorable day. Also, learn which Sister professed final vows, which celebrated 60th and 70th anniversaries, and which ones “star” in the Cardinal’s Annual Appeal campaign. Volunteer programs are going strong. Spiritual ministries reach many.
Our year-in-review issue covers several firsts: our first Spring Benefit and the launch of our Charity in the City volunteer program. In our Associate program, we welcomed three new members and 15 others renewed their commitments. Review the careers of Sisters who celebrated 75, 50 and 25 years in the Congregation. Learn about events in the bicentennial year of the establishment of the Sisters of Charity by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. And much more!
The end of one year and the beginning of the next found our Sisters as busy as ever, and being honored as usual. Read our award-winning magazine online.
Sisters celebrate their Jubilees, silver, golden and diamond — a total of 2,495 years of service to others! Essay compares the spiritual experiences of Mother Seton and Mother Teresa. Our first golf benefit was successful and fun. Many Sisters are honored for their works. VISION wins Lumen Award as “Best Publication.” Plus, Justice & Peace issues, Associate activities, farm report, book and film reviews! Read all about it online.
Learn about the election process of the Congregation and its new leadership team; Sr. Dorothy reports on 850 women religious leaders from around the world who gathered in Rome; there’s a look back at the early days of the Sisters in NYC; learn about retired Sisters who still volunteer; Sr. Yolanda De Mola writes about Aging Joyfully; plus a book and web site review.
The 10th anniversary issue of our quarterly newsletter covers significant Congregational happenings, such as Assembly 2007 and our first golf tournament; Sisters working with high school students, going to Albany for Public Policy Day, and celebrating 60–75 years in religious life. Plus, appointments, retirements, art exhibits, and a web review.
Congregational happenings in the late fall and early winter include: Sisters honored for 118 years of service in The Bahamas; 160th anniversary of the establishment of the Congregation as an independent one; the amazing works of Sr. Marie Dolores Van Rensselaer; how the January 4th feast day of Elizabeth Seton was celebrated in various places; the annual Associate retreat; recommended book and web sites…and more!
Sisters celebrate their Golden Jubilees; vocations sprout in Guatemala; the Bridge Building program expands; immigration forum was held; pilgrimage made to Livorno (Leghorn), Italy; Assembly 2007 is anticipated; and a book is reviewed.
Sr. Bobbie Ford is remembered on the fifth anniversary of her murder in Guatemala. The Congregation’s 189-year long ministry with immigrants is highlighted. Books are reviewed. Movies are recommended. Our Vocation Director writes about the steps leading to vows.
The Congregation continues its tradition in education…in new ways, including hosting the first Spirituality Day for schools. Plus, Sr. Perpetua turns 100, and reports on Associate Commitment Day, the annual Development Fund, housing for low-income elderly, and the evils of human trafficking.
Sisters take final vows, provide affordable housing, work with the homeless, respond to natural disasters, reflect on the closing of St. Agatha’s Home, farm the good earth, review books & movies—and more!