Janet Meehan, RDC

Sr. Janet Meehan, RDC (formerly known as Sr. Mary Leonard), a Sister of the Divine Compassion, died peacefully on June 17, 2020. Sr. Janet was born in Westchester in 1941, the daughter of John and Louise (Cancro) Meehan. She attended Hawthorne Public Schools and graduated from Good Counsel...

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FDG 2020

Alumni and friends of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion will join together again to this year to support Founders’ Day of Giving on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Find out more below and on that page be sure to check out our Live Stream event listed in the menu on the right!

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2019 Annual Report

The Sisters of the Divine Compassion are happy to share our 2019 Annual Report with you. We hope that you will enjoy reading about our Sisters and ministries. The positive feedback we are receiving about our Annual Report is a true testament of your cherished relationship with our Sisters...

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No tolerance for racism

Catholics cannot tolerate racism and also "claim to defend the sacredness of every human life," Pope Francis says, commenting on the upheaval that has followed the death of George Floyd in police custody. The pope is urging the U.S. to reach a national reconciliation, after days of protests and violence.

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RDC Stands for Peace

White Plains Religious Leaders, an interdenominational organization, put together a peaceful protest called “Circle the City with Love.” The June 4th event brought out hundreds of residents who formed a “circle” along city streets. People stood shoulder to shoulder in solidarity against racism and for peace...

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RDC Poet's Corner

Alice Feeley submitted a poem to WNYC's invitation/challenge on the theme "Lessons Learned" in recognition of covid19 during April, National Poetry Month. Her poem "Virus Invisible" was selected and appears in Gothamist.com Arts & Entertainment section (Week 3). Many wonderful poems on this topic are to be found at Gothamist.com.

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RDC Poet's Corner II

It has been said that perception is reality. We create our own vision of places, of people, of everything, and for us this can color our whole lives! Terry in her poem "Living Camera" asks us to take in the beauty of our world, to savor it and allow it to deepen our perceptions of All That Is. As Terry says, this is "the process of becoming fully alive and free."

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Remember Our Sisters

We have compiled many of our Sisters' formal obituaries that will be located in this space. We want to share these with you, and very soon we will be adding stories and reminiscences from those who loved them. If you have something to contribute to this effort, please let us know by email. Click the "Contact Us" ...

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We Have Work to Do

Thirty cities, they say. Thirty cities. Thirty cities burned from coast to coast. You can hear the tsk-tsking everywhere. You can see the heads shaking with disgust, with frustration, with deep disapproval — with despair. You can see the looks of confusion and horror, of dismay and doubt.

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Betty Ann's Art

Art is a wonderful, soul-stretching expression of Divine Compassion spirituality. Several of our members are very accomplished artists, using media from oils to watercolors and pencil sketches. Some are amazing photographers whose works capture the beauty of creation and humanity in their pictures.

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Dover Plains Center

At The Center of Compassion, we are frequently reminded how good people can be. In September 2019, the Board of Directors and I discussed numbers of students that we could afford to feed throughout the school year. Unfortunately, there isn’t much funding for the backpack program.

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At the Border pt 4

The humanitarian disaster at the United States/Mexican border continues unabated. People of faith have traveled to border towns to meet the material and spiritual needs of those caught up in the crisis. Carol Wagner, RDC spent time in Nogales, AZ/Mexico. Follow the link below to her fourth reflection.

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The Sisters of the Divine Compassion are deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd and dismayed at the violence that caused it. We hold Mr. Floyd and his family in our prayers. We stand in solidarity with all those seeking and acting nonviolently for an end to racism and the many injustices it causes in all dimensions of our lives as Americans. May we all come to recognize our essential interdependence and the need to reform our ways to God’s peace with each other and our world.
—The RDC Community

2019 Annual Report

Posted on June 12, 2020

The Sisters of the Divine Compassion are happy to share our 2019 Annual Report with you.  We hope that you will enjoy reading about our Sisters and ministries. The positive feedback we are receiving about our Annual Report is a true testament of your cherished relationship with our Sisters, as well as your faith and confidence in our mission. Compassion calls us forward together.  Our Sisters, Associates, Companions,... [Read more]

Standing for Peace

Posted on June 6, 2020

Dear Friends, The Sisters of the Divine Compassion are deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd and dismayed at the violence that caused it. We hold Mr. Floyd and his family in our prayers. We stand in solidarity with all those seeking and acting nonviolently for an end to racism and the many injustices it causes in all dimensions of our lives as Americans. May we all come... [Read more]

Racism is the temptation white people have yet to overcome

Posted on June 3, 2020

by Joan Chittister, OSB

From Where I Stand -- National Catholic Reporter

Thirty cities, they say. Thirty cities. Thirty cities burned from coast to coast. You can hear the tsk-tsking everywhere. You can see the heads shaking with disgust, with frustration, with deep disapproval — with despair. You can see the looks of confusion and horror, of dismay and doubt. Why would something like... [Read more]

Chapel of the Divine Compassion

52 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603

SUNDAY LITURGY AT THE CHAPEL OF THE DIVINE COMPASSION WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER.

For further information: Sr. Corita at 203-733-8534