Statement of ROAR on the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon

Posted on October 14, 2019

ROAR (Religious Organizations Along the River) wishes to express its joy and solidarity with the October 6-27 Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, New Pathways for the Church and for an Integral Ecology, called for by Pope Francis. We are heartened by the willingness of this body to listen to a river, its lands, and its peoples. Our organization and its members advocate for the region of another...

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Divine Compassion Speaker Series Update

Posted on October 2, 2019

In 2000 a long time friend of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion made us an offer:  we would invite speakers to explore Compassion in the 21st Century, and our friend would fund it . Since then we have been fortunate to have  some of the finest  theologians, social activists, spiritual mentors, and authors around to share their unique perspectives on this universal charism.

*This...

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Pope unveils sculpture commemorating migrants and refugees

Posted on September 30, 2019

by Vatican News Following the celebration of Mass and the recitation of the Angelus, Pope Francis unveiled a sculpture entitled “Angels Unawares” by Canadian artist, Timothy Schmaltz, in St Peter’s Square. “Angels Unawares” is a life-size sculpture in bronze and clay, that depicts a group of migrants and refugees from different cultural and racial backgrounds and from diverse historic periods in time....

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Sr. Mary St. John Delany, RDC

Posted on September 26, 2019

Sr. Mary St. John Delany, RDC, a Sister of the Divine Compassion, died peacefully on September 19, 2019. Sr. Mary St. John was born in New York City in 1923, the daughter of John and Florence Delany. She attended St. John's Elementary and Good Counsel High School. Sister received her BA in History from Good Counsel College and MS from Columbia Teachers College. Sister also received her Ph.D from Fordham...

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GCAHS Class of ‘69 Reunion

Posted on September 13, 2019

Members of the Good Counsel Academy, Class of ’69 recently gathered at the Chapel of the Divine Compassion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their high school graduation.  To commemorate this very special occasion, leaders of the GCA Alumnae Association, Althea Fusco ’68 and Liz Clark ’73 joined with Sister Laura Donovan ’68, President of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion and former Principal of GCA, to present...

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The RDC Center of Compassion Backpack Program

Posted on September 11, 2019

Elementary school children participating in the free breakfast and lunch program are provided with backpacks filled with nutritious foods for the weekend. Every Friday throughout the school year, each child enrolled in the Backpack Program receives:

2 Breakfasts 2 Lunches 2 Dinners

The backpacks are filled with fruit (fresh when available), juice, self-stable milk, lean protein, whole grain cereals and healthy snacks to take home. We even include...

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Committee implementing goals in Document on Human Fraternity meet for first time

Posted on September 11, 2019

by Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp for the Vatican News

The Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together was signed by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar during a Global Conference on Human Fraternity in Abu Dhabi on 4 February 2019. A Committee was formed on 19 August by the United Arab Emirates to implement the Document. At that time, Pope Francis...

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Virginia Rahilly, RDC

Posted on August 30, 2019

Sr. Virginia Rahilly, RDC, (formerly known as Sister Mary Adrian) a Sister of the Divine Compassion, died peacefully on August 28, 2019. Sr. Ginny was born in New York 1936, the daughter of Joseph and Regina (Ecay) Rahilly.  She attended Resurrection Elementary and High School in Rye, NY.  Sister received her BA from Good Counsel College, and an MA from Manhattan College. Sister also received an MS from the College...

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Pope Francis: Free Women from the Slavery of Prostitution

Posted on July 29, 2019

Pope Francis contributes the preface to a new book on human trafficking, entitled "Women crucified. The shame of human trafficking as told from the street".

By Vatican News

 

Mercy Friday visit

In the preface, Pope Francis recalls one of his Mercy Friday visits to a house run by the Pope John XXIII Community for victims of human trafficking. “I...

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Migrants are a foil to growing ‘globalization of indifference,’ pope says

Posted on July 10, 2019

In a society of growing individualism and indifference, the presence of migrants and refugees prompts a realization of the need for conversion and a renewed embrace of Christian life, Pope Francis said Monday.

In a message for the 2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees, released May 27, he said, “the most economically advanced societies are witnessing a growing trend towards extreme individualism which, combined with a utilitarian...

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PCC Summer Recreational Program

Posted on July 10, 2019

Preston Center of Compassion offers a seven-week program for girls and boys, ages 4-14. The Program is on the campus of Preston High School, located on Schurz Avenue near the Throggs Neck Bridge, and offers both excellent indoor and outdoor facilities.  The campus overlooks the Long Island Sound and allows the children a relaxing lunch break. PCC’s Summer Recreational Program was founded with the mission of...

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Follow the RDC!

Posted on July 2, 2019

You can now follow the Sisters of the Divine Compassion on Instagram, the photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc.  Follow us at https://www.instagram.com/divinecompassionsisters/?hl=en, and keep in touch with our Sisters, Associates and Companions, as well as our ministries. There will be regularly-scheduled postings and updates for you to enjoy.

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Founders’ Day was a Great Success

Posted on July 1, 2019

More than 100 Sisters, Associates, Companions and friends of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion joined together Saturday, June 22 to honor our founders and celebrate Sr. Laura Donovan’s Golden Jubilee.

The celebration began with a Liturgy in the Chapel, followed by a lovely reception at Tudor Hall.

We were blessed with beautiful weather, and a wonderful opportunity to honor our Founders and thank our...

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Pope at Angelus: Recognize the qualities of others without envy

Posted on June 30, 2019

Pope Francis invites the faithful, on this feast of Sts Peter and Paul, “to appreciate the qualities of others, to recognize their gifts without maliciousness and envy.”

During the Angelus, following Mass in St Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis once again reflected on Saints Peter and Paul, on this, their feast day.

He noted that they are “sometimes depicted in icons...

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We Honor our Founders & Celebrate Sr. Laura Donovan’s Golden Jubilee!

Posted on June 12, 2019

This year’s Founders’ Day celebration will take place Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of the Divine Compassion.

This year marks the 133rd anniversary of the Founding. The Sisters of the Divine Compassion Congregation was founded in 1886 by Mother Mary Veronica and her spiritual advisor and guide, Monsignor Thomas S. Preston. On July 2, 1886, two postulants received the habit as Sisters of...

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PHS Asian Club assists Sri Lanka Bombing Victims

Posted on June 7, 2019

In response to the recent bombings in Sri Lanka, Asian Club raised money for affected families in Sri Lanka. By selling lollipops and chocolates, they were able to raise $88.84. In addition, Asian Club will be donating $150 that they raised at past fundraisers to this cause. Thank you, Asian Club, for your act of kindness to those in need!

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The Holy Spirit Keeps Us Young at Heart

Posted on June 7, 2019

by Cindy Wooden, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE, ROME

The Holy Spirit keeps Christians young at heart, supporting them in times of trial and helping them praise God no matter what is going on, Pope Francis said. Celebrating morning Mass May 28, the pope told the story of a priest who asked a group of children who the Holy Spirit is. They answered, “The paralytic.” While their confusion...

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Girl Scouts Give Back!

Posted on June 7, 2019

This afternoon, Troop 10478 came in with some donations that they had collected to meet the requirements for their philanthropy badge. They brought in hygiene products for our clients. We had a question and answer session which was filled with wonderful conversation! It’s so incredible to see how these adults are teaching these children early how to be caring individuals. It was truly a great day!

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Pope Francis at Mass

Posted on May 22, 2019

Pope Francis at Mass: “The peace of Jesus is like the calm of a deep sea.” by Vatican News

In his homily during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis reflected on the gift of peace promised by Christ to His Apostles as He prepared to leave them. That peace does not come from the world, but from the Holy Spirit. It remains during...

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RED TEAM Day on Crane Avenue

Posted on May 22, 2019

During one of the very few sunny days in May, realtors from Keller Williams NY Realty in White Plains took the day off to go to work for the Sisters of the Divine Compassion, as well as other non-profit organizations in and around Westchester County.

 

Keller Williams’ RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is the company...

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