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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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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.


 

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 Mission Fund established in 2012, awards grants up to $15,000 on a yearly basis, and allows for two consecutive years of funding. The fund was established to keep the congregation thriving through funding projects that are consistent with the mission of the Daughters of Wisdom. Such are those that address injustice, violence, poverty and oppression, especially among women and children.

 

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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Father Greg Boyle, S.J. Speaks at SEW Event

Salvadoran Enterprises for Women (SEW) where Sr. Marie Chiodo, DW serves in her ministry had a very well attended and successful event on (11/13/16) where Father Greg Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, was the inaugural speaker for their "An Evening With" speaker series. Homeboy Industries, based in Los Angeles, California is the largest gang intervention and rehabilitation program in the world. At this event Fr. Boyle spoke about and signed his book “Tattoos on the Heart."

Read more about the event here: "Kinship" We Belong to Each Other

 

 

 

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- Spring 2016

 

Associates of Wisdom in the News

 

Associates Annual Retreat


AN ADVENT MOMENT

12/4/16

Written by Sr. Rosemarie Greco, DW as a public service announcement in 2007, this week’s Advent Reflection reminds us that, “Waiting with patience is really the hallmark of this season which the Christian church calls Advent.”

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ADVENT 2016 – NOW IS THE HOUR!

11/27/16

By Sr. Barbara O’Dea, DW

 


Sr. Joan Mary Rohan, DW
Sr. Robert of the Immaculate
4/18/32 - 11/20/16

 

We are saddened to report the passing of Sister Joan Mary Rohan, DW, 84 (Sr. Robert of the Immaculate), who was born into eternal life on November 20, 2016. Sr. Joan was 65 years professed.


Sr. Joan’s wake was Friday, November 25, 2016 at Chapey & Sons Funeral Home, East Islip, NY. The funeral liturgy with Celebrant, Rev. Thomas Poth, SMM was Saturday, November 26, 2016 at St. Mary R.C. Church, East Islip, NY. Sr. Joan was laid to rest at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Coram, New York.


Survived by the Daughters of Wisdom and her loving family, Helen Bermpohl, Patricia Ambroszewski, James Rohan and the late Dorothy McAuley, Robert Rohan, Jr. and Thomas Rohan. Loving sister-in-law of Fred Ambroszewski, Patricia Rohan, Dorothy Rohan and the late Robert Bermpohl and Charles McAuley. Donations may be made in Sr. Joan’s memory to the Daughters of Wisdom, USA Province. https://www.chi-cash-advance.com/…/appeal825/Contribute.aspx

 

Click here to read the Reflection written by Sr. Evelyn Eckhardt, DW in remembrance of Sr. Joan Rohan, DW.


Deacon William Powers, Associate of Wisdom
1/31/29 - 11/21/16

 

 

We are saddened to report that after a long illness Associate of Wisdom, Deacon William Powers (87) died peacefully on November 21, 2016. 


Bill and his wife Tatty have been Associates of Wisdom with the Daughters of Wisdom, USA Province for more than 25 years. 


Bill's wake was at Bryant Funeral Home, East Setauket, NY on Saturday, November 26, 2016.


A Mass of Transferal and the Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated at Infant Jesus Church, Port Jefferson, NY. Burial was at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY, 11933 on Sunday, November 27, 2016.


Sr. Rachel Bouchard, DW
Sr. Henri de la Trinite
11/28/20 - 10/16/16

 

 

We are saddened to report the passing of Daughter of Wisdom, Sister Rachel Bouchard, DW, 95 (Sr. Heri de la Trinite) who entered eternal life on October 16, 2016, at Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood, NY. Sr. Rachel was 77 years professed.

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Sr. Candide Corriveau, DW
Sr. Candide de l'Enfant Jesus
3/8/24 - 10/17/16

We are saddened to report the passing of Daughter of Wisdom, Sister Candide Corriveau, DW, 92 (Sr. Candide de L’Enfant-Jesus) who entered eternal life on October 17, 2016, at Forest Hill Manor in Fort Kent, ME. Sr. Candide was 68 years professed.

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