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, Read More or Watch our video.
Sr. Barbara O’Dea, DW
Summertime— it's a time for vacation, for outdoor activities from barbecues to beaches, for relaxation and relationships. How fortunate we are to live on an island with bay and ocean beaches within traveling distance.
The world has become surreal, chaotic– lives are determined by clocks and calendars. All year long you lead a busy, very busy, life. Might summertime be a time to get in touch with yourself? Slow down; look into your own heart. How about a change of pace this summer, a time to grow in relationships, time for yourself, for those you love, for God.
“Waste” a little time on yourself. Become more consciously aware of your needs. Do whatever it takes to draw you into touch with your best self, the self God made you to be. Sit quietly on your front porch, in your backyard, or a local park. Breathe deeply. Read a little, rest a bit, talk to God whose love surrounds you and to the Spirit who dwells in your heart. Get in touch with your deepest hopes and desires. Take walks in the cooler air of morning or evening. Appreciate the beauty of nature all around you.
PAST WISDOM REFLECTIONS
I am With You Always Sr. Barbara O'Dea
St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort Feast Day, April 28 Sr. Ann Nielsen, DW
We've Only Just Begun Sr. Barbara O'Dea, DW
Easter Reflection Sr. Ann Gray, DW
Easter -What a Wonderful Time of Year Sr. Evelyn Lamoureux, DW
God Calls Us by Name Sr. Rosemarie Greco, DW
Ready For The Journey Sr. Barbara O'Dea, DW
'Tis the New Year' Sr. Barbara O'Dea, DW
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
Sisters Celebrate Jubilee Years
Sisters, families and friends gathered at Montfort Spiritual Center on July 7, 2018 to recognize 530 years of ministry for Daughters of Wisdom celebrating 75, 70 and 60 years of profession.
Pictured above: (L-R) Sr. Pat Curreri, Sr. Veronica Byrne, Sr. Mary Jo O'Connor, Father Tom Poth, SMM, Superior of the Vice-Province of the United States, Montfort Missionaries, Sr. Catherine Sheehan, Daughters of Wisdom, Provincial Leader, Father Luiz Augusto Stefani, SMM, Superior General of the Montfort Missionaries, Sr. Jeannine Boutin, and Sr. Mary Jane Cashin.
Patricia Stewart Appointed Administrative Manager
at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Convent
We are happy to announce the appointment of Patricia Stewart to the position of Administrative Manager at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Convent in Sound Beach, NY.
Patricia is from Rocky Point, NY. She and her husband Jeff have two sons, Nicholas, 13 and Jake, 11 and are members of Saint Anthony of Padua R.C. Church where she was a former pre-school teacher.
A graduate of CW Post University, Patricia brings a wealth of experience to her position with expertise in human resources management and recruitment. She has held positions with Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars as an applications coordinator for continuing education and the Rocky Point, NY School District where she worked in central registration. A former human resources coordinator for The Long Island Head Injury Association, she was also a service coordinator and recruiter for ABLE Healthcare.
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SAVE THE DATE
SUMMER YARD SALE
Since 2014 over $450,000 has been awarded through Daughters of Wisdom Mission Grants. Organizations that address injustice, violence, poverty, and oppression, especially among women and children, are candidates for annual grants of up to $15,000 for two consecutive years of funding.
A review of applications for this year's grants is currently underway. Grants will be awarded in the Fall of 2018.
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.
To learn more about the Associates of Wisdom follow the links below:
Wisdom's Voice- Spring 2018
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 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.
August 23, 2018
New General Council of Daughters of Wisdom Elected
Love without borders!/Aimez sans frontières!/
Amate senza frontiere!/Amen sin fronteras!
8/23/18- Meet the members of the thirty-second General Council of the Daughters of Wisdom. Pictured from the left: Sr. Antonella Prestia, General Councilor (Italy), Sr. Isabelle Retailleau, General Councilor (France), Sr. Rani Kurian, General Superior (India), Sr. Pierrette Bwamba, General Councilor (RD Congo), and Sr. Marie-Reine Gauthier General Councilor (Canada). The new leadership team will serve for the next six years and is mandated to live out the theme, “Love without borders.”