Poet's Corner

The passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg grieves all people of good will. Her life was poured out in service to women and the marginalized. RBG brought universally held values of equality and respect for all to our awareness. Our lives are richer for her effort. May she rest in peace. Read Maya Angelou's poem that follows.

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Driving off the Tee

We are sorry we will not have an opportunity to gather with everyone at our Divine Compassion Golf Classic this year! We hope that you will support some of our upcoming “Driving off the Tee” alternative fundraising initiatives planned for the week of October 5, 2020!

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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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Charter for Compassion

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the center of our world...

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Prioritize the poor

Church teaching on giving priority to the well-being of the poor and marginalized is not a political or ideological choice; it lies at the very heart of the Gospel, Pope Francis said. The preferential option for the poor, which includes feeding the hungry and drawing close to the excluded, "is the key criterion of Christian authenticity."

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Reflect:How It Was

Our community is overwhelmingly white. That is who we are. In these days of social unrest and economic upheaval we want to go deep within ourselves. We want to learn how we are complicit in the injustices coming to light in our nation, and learn how to root out all traces of white privilege. A first step is to look at our life stories with a clear eye.

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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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Sunday Liturgy

At this time we must discontinue the 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass at the Chapel of the Divine Compassion. We are thankful to the Sisters, especially Sisters M. Corita, Mary Dorothea and Mary Lenore, RDC Associates and Companions, Braddon Mehrten and the Choir...

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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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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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"What's the difference between a bookkeeper in New York's garment district, which my mother was, and a supreme court justice? The difference is one generation."
—Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Commitment Statements to the Charter of Compassion

Posted on September 20, 2020

The Divine Compassion Community has joined the Charter for Compassion. What follows are the commitment statements of the ADCs, CDCs and RDCs. 

 

In joining the Charter of Compassion the Associates of the Divine Compassion accept the invitation to seek justice, equity and respect for every human being.  We want to witness God’s compassionate presence in our world.

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The RDC join the Charter for Compassion

Posted on September 20, 2020

At our recent Chapter the Divine Compassion community voted unanimously to join the Charter for Compassion, an international organization with branches throughout the USA. We are seeking to find and claim oneness with all who ascribe to the Charter’s purpose. "The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be... [Read more]

Sunday Liturgy at the Chapel of the Divine Compassion

Posted on September 6, 2020

At this time we must discontinue the 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass at the Chapel of the Divine Compassion. We are thankful to the Sisters, especially Sisters M. Corita, Mary Dorothea and  Mary Lenore, RDC Associates and Companions, Braddon Mehrten and the Choir, Margie Gaughan and all those who have participated over the last 40 years. It was such a blessing!

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Chapel of the Divine Compassion

52 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603