Advent is a time of joy-filled waiting

Posted on December 14, 2018

Vatican City, Dec 1, 2018 / 09:38 am (CNA/EWTN News; Hannah Brockhaus). As the Advent season begins, it is a good time to reflect on the Christian call to joyful expectancy, finding hope and consolation in waiting for Christ, Pope Francis said Saturday.

“We Christians are called to safeguard and spread the joy of waiting: we await God who loves us infinitely and at the same time we are...

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Christmas Appeal 2018

Posted on December 14, 2018

Dear Friends,

How blessed are we, Sisters, Associates, Companions, to have partners in mission like each of you. You light “Christmas candles” daily as you carry your faith and love to others and enable us to do the same. Only trust and love enable the vision. We have been able to touch the hearts and feed the spirits of so many because of your...

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Sr. Kathleen McCann

Posted on December 11, 2018

Sr. Kathleen McCann, RDC, (formally Sr. Mary Adelaide), a Sister of the Divine Compassion, died peacefully on December 8, 2018.

Sr. Kathleen was born in the Bronx in 1930, the daughter of Thomas and Catherine (Fegan) McCann. She attended St. Frances de Chantal Elementary and St. Catherine’s High School.  Sister received her BA in English from Good Counsel College and MLSC from St. John’s University.<...

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Science should serve humanity

Posted on November 16, 2018

Vatican City, Nov 12, 2018 / 10:26 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis told a group of scientists Monday to use their knowledge for the benefit of all humanity, especially at the service of those people who are most often disregarded by most of society.

It is not enough to merely follow the principles of ethics, the Church expects from science “a positive service that we can call with...

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Sr. Mary Carmella Stapleton

Posted on October 26, 2018

Sr. Mary Carmella Stapleton, RDC, a Sister of the Divine Compassion, died peacefully on October 13, 2018.

Sr. Mary Carmella was born in New Jersey in 1926, the daughter of Bernard and Florence Stapleton. She attended St. Joseph’s Elementary and High School. Sister received her BA in History from Good Counsel College and MA in Classical Languages from Villanova University.

Sister began her career in teaching...

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Good Counsel Guild

Posted on October 24, 2018

The Good Counsel Guild held a Luncheon honoring Sr. Laura Donovan, President of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion.  Over 85 people attended to show their love, support and gratitude to Sr. Laura Donovan for her tireless commitment to living the mission of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion each and every day.  The Guild first began in 1941, organized by Mother Mary Aloysia, under the patronage of Our...

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Nuns on the Bus

Posted on October 15, 2018

Susan McCarthy, RDC will be part of the Nuns on the Bus Tour from October 21-27. This year's tour began Oct. 8 in Los Angeles and will end Nov. 2 in Palm Beach, Florida, at the Mar-a-Lago resort owned by President Donald Trump, where the sisters plan to present the stories they heard on their cross-country journey.  Along the way, we will be listening to people’s...

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RDCs Support Refugees

Posted on September 19, 2018

These pictures reflect the earnest response of RDCs to our postcard writing activity on behalf of refugees and immigrants. We sent our elected officials a total of 236 postcards from Sisters, Associates and the public who responded on 9/11. Sponsored by the RDC Social Justice Board, this activity was done in conjunction with a larger county-wide effort by the Westchester Refugee Initiative, of which the RDC are members.<...

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Prayer for the Children Continues

Posted on September 10, 2018

Our August prayer vigils brought out members of the Divine Compassion Community -- Sisters, Associates, Companions and Partners -- all sending their healing prayer to the children separated from their families. We were very happy to welcome people from local parishes, their friends and occasionally, their children. Seeing the children praying was incredibly moving. The hot and humid weather we experienced reminded us of the stark...

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STEM Program at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School

Posted on September 4, 2018

STEM is an enhancement program that most colleges, many high schools and a few elementary schools are moving into, and it has arrived at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Elmsford!

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and at OLMC we added an “S” at the end for SERVICE. The Service component is the most important piece of the enhancement program. We...

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Pope Francis’ letter “The People of God”

Posted on September 3, 2018

As you may have heard in your parish churches, our Holy Father, Pope Francis has issued a letter to “The People of God” acknowledging and condemning the clerical abuses of minors and adults and the overall abuse of power. 

This is a critical time in our Church that calls for our prayerful response. May God have mercy on our Church. Through prayer, may we...

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Pope Francis: People must counter evil by actively living out charity

Posted on August 16, 2018

From the Catholic News Agency by Hannah Brockhaus on August 12th : Pope Francis told young people and others in St. Peter’s Square, “It is not enough for Catholics to not do bad things, they must counter evil by actively living out charity in the performance of good deeds.”

“If we do not oppose evil, we feed it tacitly. It is necessary to...

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Come Pray for the Children

Posted on July 18, 2018

COME PRAY FOR THE CHILDREN

Wednesdays: August 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Come at 12 noon...stay as long as you are able

PARTICIPATE IN THE SPIRITUAL PRACTICE(S) OF YOUR CHOOSING

Contemplative Sitting ∞ Exposition

Rosary ∞ Walking Meditation

52 North Broadway, White Plains

Sponsored by the Divine Compassion Community

Contact Sr. Lori DeGiorgio for additional...

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Pope Francis: We are God’s children—not God’s slaves

Posted on June 20, 2018

From Catholic News Agency by Elise Harris: On Wednesday Pope Francis said the 10 Commandments are not heartless rules imposed on mankind by an oppressive God, but are rather words given by a father to his children in order to protect them from harm.

“Man is in front of this crossroads: does God impose things on me, or take care of me? Are his commandments only a...

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Founders’ Day

Posted on June 8, 2018

We invite you to join us for our Founder’s Day Liturgy on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Divine Compassion.

We gather to give thanks, especially on Founders Day, for your support and partnership which has helped us to achieve so much in our rich history.

You will soon receive the latest edition of the Divine Compassion Newsletter and...

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Paula D’Arcy to Speak at Manhattanville College

Posted on April 5, 2018

The RDC and the Duchesne Center of Manhattanville College will host noted author Paula D’Arcy on Saturday, June 2nd from 9 am to 2 pm. Her topic will be “Listening with the Heart.” She founded the Red Bird Foundation in 2001 which supports the growth and spiritual development of those in need throughout the world, including men and women in prison. The foundation has sponsored two international gatherings...

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Congregation Welcomes New Associates

Posted on April 3, 2018

On Saturday, February 3rd the congregation gathered in the Chapel at Sacred Heart Convent, Yonkers, NY to celebrate the feast of Mother Mary Veronica and all the works of the community. In addition to honoring and celebrating the jubilarians, they witnessed the commitment ceremony of four new Associates of Divine Compassion (ADC). They gave thanks and welcomed, Judith Mitchell, Barbara McMurray and Irene Schilio and Ewe (Ev) Winiarska (not...

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Easter Message from Pope Francis

Posted on April 3, 2018

From the Catholic News Agency: During his Urbi et Orbi Easter blessing, Pope Francis said Jesus' death and resurrection provide hope to a world marred by conflict, proving that modern tragedies such as war and violence won't have the final say.

“We Christians believe and know that Christ’s resurrection is the true hope of the world, the hope that does not disappoint,” the Pope said April 1,...

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Sr. Caroline Thomas, RDC

Posted on April 3, 2018

Sister Mary Caroline Thomas, formerly known as Kathryn Thomas, a Sister of the Divine Compassion, died peacefully at St. Cabrini Residence on March 19. Sister was born July 17, 1927 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Cronin) Thomas. She attended Elmira Catholic High School, received her BS in Chemistry from Good Counsel College and a MS in Chemistry from Notre Dame University. Over her teaching career she taught at...

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Mourning is Not Enough: LCWR Calls for Action to Prevent Gun Violence

Posted on February 26, 2018

Dear Friends,

Like you, our prayers go out to the families in Parkland, and to all those around the country, who have lost loved ones to gun violence. We grieve with mothers and fathers whose children are victims of senseless killing made easy by the proliferation of guns and a pervasive culture of violence.In our a public statement on this issue we make a plea for...

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