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Sr. Rosemarie Greco, DW honored

 

 

Pictured (L-R) Sr. Jo-Ann Iannotti, OP, Deborah Kelly, Executive Director, Wisdom House and Sr. Rosemarie Greco, DW at the Celebration of Gratitude held in honor of Sr. Rosemarie's retirement from Wisdom House.

 

A retirement celebration and reception honoring Sr. Rosemarie Greco, DW was held at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center on December 17, 2017 where she was reognized for 27 years as Executive Director of Wisdom House and for her many contributions to the Litchfield, CT Community.

Read more about Sr. Rosemarie's many accomplishments at Wisdom House through the links below.

 

“Litchfield’s Wisdom House says farewell to Sister Rosemarie Greco,” written by Ben Lambert of Connecticut’s Register Citizen reflects on how Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center evolved under her the leadership of Sr. Rosemarie. (PDF)

 

"Wisdom House's Director Honored," written by John Mc Kenna of of Connecticut's Republican-American covers the Reception of Gratitude held for Sr. Rosemarie Greco, DW on the occasion of her retirement from Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center.

Read Sr. Rosemarie’s and Sr. Jo-Ann’s reflections in Litchfield.bz as reported by John Mc Kenna by clicking on the links below.

 

A fond farewell for Wisdom House’s Rosemarie Greco

 

Reflections


WELCOME MESSAGE

 

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.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

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Learn more about the Daughters of Wisdom today,

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Wisdom Reflections

'TIS THE NEW YEAR'

Sr. Barbara O'Dea, DW

During these wonderful winter days, all things seem to be in sync! From the winter solstice, nature’s darkness has begun to lift. The celebration of the birth of Jesus marks the dawning of the Light of the World. January 1st lightens our hearts with a gift of time, the New Year 2018, an opportunity for a new beginning in our lives.

During the octave of Christmas, as a community of believers, our focus was on a family long ago who we recognize  in faith as the Holy Family, Joseph, the carpenter, and Mary, who brought a son into the world who was to be its Savior. Jesus, the Son of God became human like us. Sent by God who so loves us, he is the one who shows us the path of life.

Where did you fit into that scene during this past Christmas season, twenty-one centuries later?   (Continued)

 

Past Reflections

Become All God Created You To Be Sr. Barbara O'Dea, DW

A Healing Vision for Our World  Sr. Mary Stuart, DW

Wisdom Dwells With Experience Sr. Lucy Clynes, DW

Surprised by the Spirit  Sr. Barbara O'Dea

Before I Built A Wall  Sr. Marie Chiodo

 

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Daughters of Wisdom, USA Province

 

Dr. Lucy Daigle, DW, 4/16/15 – 1/3/18

 

We are saddened to report the passing of Sr. Lucy Daigle, DW, Sr. Maxime de la Ste. Famille, on January 3, 2018 in her 102nd year. Sister was 82 years professed and worked in the ministry of healthcare, most notably in the early years of the establishment of St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY and at St.Mary's Home in Norfolk, VA. Endeared by her Sisters, family, and friends she was a loving inspiration to all and will be greatly missed. Sr. Lucy was laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Coram, NY on Monday, January 8, 2018.

Sister is pictured above at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY and at her 101st birthday celebration to the right.

Donations may be made in memory of Sr. Lucy Daigle, DW to Daughters of Wisdom 385 Ocean Avenue, Islip, NY 11751

 

Eulogy for Sr. Lucy Daigle by Sr. Anne Scahill, DW

 

2017 Wisdom Mission Grants Awarded

 

Since 2014 over $370,000 has been awarded through Mission Grants. Organizations that address injustice, violence, poverty, and oppression, especially among women and children, are candidates for annual grants. The fund awards annual grants up to $15,000 and allows for two consecutive years of funding. This year the Provincial Council granted eight organizations a total of $99,528. They include The Center for Wisdom’s Women, Lewiston, Maine, Salvadoran Enterprises for Women (S.E.W.), Silver Spring, Maryland, Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer, New York, NY, Long Island Federally Qualified Health Center, Westbury, NY, New Opportunities, Inc., Torrington, Connecticut, St. Mary Gate of Heaven Catholic Academy, Ozone Park, NY, The Book Fairies, Freeport, NY and the De La Salle School, Freeport, NY.

 

Here’s how grant recipients will put their money to use:


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:

 

Who are we?

 

Wisdom's Voice- Winter 2016/2017

 

Associates of Wisdom in the News

 

2017 International Encounter of the Friends of Wisdom

 

 

 

With Wisdom Let Us Be Prophets of Hope

 


SOME OF OUR MINISTRIES

Fire in Our Hearts

fire in our hearts

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.


Wisdom House

wisdom house

Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires, in the historic town of Litchfield, CT, Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center spans 70 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.

Mission Statement
Click here to take a tour of Wisdom House from the air.

Deborah L Kelly Named Executive Director of Wisdom House

 

LCWR Update

January 2018- LCWR Denounces the Administrations’ Decision to Rescind TPS for Salvadorans

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious strongly denounces the cruel decision by the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 200,000 Salvadorans. El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have been stripped of their right to protection by President Trump’s administration. Rescinding TPS from human beings under continuing threat of violence of all types is inconsistent with the values and traditions of this nation and with our belief in the dignity of all persons.

(Continued.)

 

2017 LCRW National Assembly

A Reflection from

Provincial, Catherine Sheehan, DW and Sr. Evelyn Eckhardt, DW, Canonical Treasurer