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You’ll find condensed obituary notices of our Sisters and SC Associates at the back of each issue of VISION. As of January 2010, we’re posting more detailed write-ups on our website.

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Fall 2013:
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.

 

Summer 2013:
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.

 

Fall 2012:
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.

 
Summer 2012:
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.
 

Spring 2012:
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.

 
Winter 2012:
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.
 
Summer 2011:
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.
 
Fall 2010:
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.
 
Summer 2010:
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.
 
Spring 2010:
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.
 
Winter 2009/2010:
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.
 
Summer 2009:
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.
 
Spring 2009:
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.
 
Winter 2008/2009:
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!
 
Winter 2007/2008:
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 newsletter online.
 
Fall 2007:
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.
 
Summer 2007:
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.
 
Spring 2007:
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.
 
Winter 2006/2007:
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!
 
Fall 2006:
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.
 
Summer 2006:
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.
 
Spring 2006:
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 trafficing.
 
Winter 2005/2006:
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!

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