Welcome to the website of the Daughters of Wisdom, United States Province. The United States Province was established in 1949.
The spirituality of the Daughters of Wisdom is that of seeking Wisdom in ordinary, everyday experience.
As Daughters of Wisdom, we see all reality— creation, humankind, the joys and struggles of life—as interconnected sacred reality. For more than 300 years, we have ministered to countless women, men, and children, desiring to share with all our heritage of Wisdom spirituality.
We follow in the spiritual footsteps of our co-founders, St. Louis Marie de Montfort and Blessed Marie Louise Trichet. At the beginning of the 18th century in France, they were captivated by Divine Wisdom.
We are called in community to seek and to contemplate Divine Wisdom, present in a world that hungers for meaning, justice and compassion. We seek to bring the message of Jesus, Incarnate Wisdom, to people experiencing injustice, violence, poverty and oppression, especially women and children.
Learn more about the Daughters of Wisdom today,
Co-founder of the Daughters of Wisdom with St. Louis de Montfort in 1703, Blessed Marie Louise Trichet is characterized by her blend of caution and boldness, prudence, daring and risk. She founded 36 communities of Daughters of Wisdom in France between the years 1725-1748 and established foundations for free church schools, care of the sick and administered large maritime hospitals. As Treasurer of the Hospital in Poitiers, France, she worked with common sense, clear judgement and sensitivity. Above all, she was noted for her love of those who were poor.
Jubilee 2017 Celebrating 80, 70, 60 and 50 Years of Consecrated Life
February 2nd Jubilarians include (pictured above R-L) Sr. Marie Franck, 80 years,
Sr. Emma Rohn, 70 years and Sr. Agnes Bracken, 60 years.
August 2 Jubilarians include (pictured above R-L) Sr. Joan Klemballa, Sr. Rosemary McKenna and Sr. Marilyn Soeder, 60 Years and (pictured below R-L) Sr. Lucille Clynes and Sr. Teresa de Jesus Aguilar Avila, 50 Years.
YARD SALE 2017
Join us for our annual
Yard Sale on
Saturday, September 30th and Sunday October 1st
from 10 am to 3 pm
MISSION FUND GRANTS
$86,000 in Mission Fund Grants Awarded in 2016
The pre-application period for 2017 grant proposals is closed. Good luck to all those who applied!
ASSOCIATES OF WISDOM
A community within the community of the Wisdom family, Associates of Wisdom share in the spirituality, mission, and history of the congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom.
To learn more about the Associates of Wisdom follow the links below:
Wisdom's Voice- Winter 2016/2017
SOME OF OUR MINISTRIES
See the ways God makes Her presence known in the ordinary experiences of life. Join our Wisdom Spirituality Circle and receive weekly relections. Fire In Our Hearts is for Catholics and persons of all spiritual traditions.
Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires, in the historic town of Litchfield, CT, Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center spans 54 acres of meadows, woods and brooks. Offering year round programs, this interfaith center welcomes those who value seeking and learning in a contemplative environment. The complex includes indoor and outdoor sanctuary areas, and a labyrinth to encourage meditation, prayer and creative thinking.
As members of the LCWR, the leadership team of the Daughters of Wisdom shares with you the letter written to President Trump by the LCWR and CMSM.
SILVER SPRING (January 18, 2017). The Presidents of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) representing the elected leaders of more than 55,000 Catholic religious sisters, brothers, and priests sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump reminding him of the gift and responsibility of leadership...Read more.
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