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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,

 

 

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