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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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Jubilee 2017                                                                  Celebrating 80, 70 and 60 Years of Consecrated Life

 

Pictured above (R-L) Sr. Marie Franck, Sr. Emma Rohn and Sr. Agnes Bracken.

 

Jubilarians who reached milestones of 80, 70 and 60 years of consecrated life on February 2 of this year include: Sr. Marie Franck who will be 99 years old in April and entered the Novitiate at 19 years old celebrates 80 years; Sr. Emma Rohn who will be 90 in June and entered the Novitiate at 20 years old celebrates 70 years; and Sr. Agnes Bracken who will be 80 years old in July and entered the Novitiate at 20 years old celebrates 60 years.

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Wisdom Reflections

"...Before I built a wall..."

By Sr. Marie Chiodo, DW

 

“…'Good fences make good neighbors'.

Spring is the mischief in me, and I wonder

If I could put a notion in his head:

Why do they make good neighbors? Isn't it

Where there are cows?

But here there are no cows.

Before I built a wall I'd ask to know

What I was walling in or walling out,

And to whom I was like to give offence.

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,

That wants it down'….”

Robert Frost

Mending Wall (1914)

 

I find an invitation in Robert Frost’s poem, Mending Wall, that challenges me to ask questions about our government’s rush to expand the wall between the United States and Mexico. It seems to me that we have enough walls already built in the minds and hearts of people in regard to the migration of our sisters and brothers from the South. Those are the walls that are forging hatred, division and fear among us.

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MISSION FUND GRANTS AWARDED

 

Daughters of Wisdom Award $86,000

in 2016 Mission Fund Grants

 

$86,000 will go to six organizations this year through the awarding of the Daughters of Wisdom’s Mission Fund Grants. Three organizations will receive a second year of funding and three others will join them as this year’s recipients.

 

The Haitian Apostolate Inc. in Brooklyn, NY, Bon Secours Maryview Foundation Healthcare Center of Portsmouth, Virginia and the Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants based in Chicago, Illinois, will receive funding for a second year and first year grants will go to L’Arche Long Island, NY,  New Opportunities of Torrington, CT and Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer in Freeport, NY.

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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

 

Associates Annual Retreat

 

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


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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