Welcome to the website of the Daughters of Wisdom of the United States Province. We hope that you enjoy reading these pages and that you get a sense of who we are.
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,
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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.
Click here to take a tour of Wisdom House from the air.
DAUGHTERS OF WISDOM MISSION FUND GRANT
Read about this year's Mission Fund Grant recipients
Daughters of Wisdom Award $99,238 in Mission Grants
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?
Associates of Wisdom in the News
Associates Annual Retreat
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Daughters of Wisdom, USA Province
YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE
THE WISDOM QUEST...
Monthly Reflections by Sr. Mary Stuart, DW
Part 2, February 2016
This is the final article written by Sr. Mary Stuart, DW in celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life which draws to a close on February 2, 2016– the day of the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. During this year-long celebration and recognition of consecrated religious, Pope Francis encouraged religious to "wake up the world" by the prophetic form of religious life, and laid out three desires for consecrated people: to look to the past with gratitude, to live the present with passion, and to embrace the future with hope.
Part 2- The Wisdom Quest
Part 1- The Wisdom Call
An Undivided Heart - A Year of Consecrated Life
" A Grateful Heart"
Sr. Evelyn Eckhardt, DW was the November presenter in the monthly series of retreat days given for all consecrated persons at St. John’s University in Queens, NY. Coordinated by the Diocese of Brooklyn, the Diocese of Rockville Centre, the Vincentian Family and St. John's University the series celebrates the Year of Consecrated Life. In the link you’ll find Sr. Evelyn’s presentation,
“A Grateful Heart.”
Provincial Leader, Sr. Catherine Sheehan, DW Shares about her Journey as a Women Religious in Recent Radio Interview
Catherine Sheehan, Provincial of the Daughters of Wisdom, US Province
was recently interviewed on radio by Frère Buteau and Bishop Guy
Sansaricq in recognition of the Year of Consecrated life. In this
interview she reflects on her decision to enter religious life and
expresses the spirituality and heart of the mission of the Daughters of
Wisdom. Click here to read some excerpts from that interview.
Reflections on Consecrated Life
The Year of Consecrated
Life began on November 30, 2014, the first Sunday of Advent, and will
end on February 2, 2016, the World Day for Consecrated Life. This year
of recognition takes place within the 50th anniversary of the
Second Vatican Council. Documents on the important place that
consecrated life has in the Church were first published in 1965.
Churches and various
institutions all over the world have thrived through the ministries of
consecrated women who have served as administrators, educators,
healthcare practitioners, social workers, chaplains, spiritual
directors, and pastoral leaders, among many other professions. In the
instance of the Daughters of Wisdom, who arrived in the United States
in 1904, and similarly in other congregations of women religious, they
were very often the ones who established, laid the foundations and
staffed the institutions for which the people in need were served. From
Maine to Florida, and as far west as California- and in states in
between, the Daughters have worked in and established educational
institutions, hospitals, and various other organizations to serve the
most vulnerable members of society.
During the course of this
celebratory year, we will be highlighting the reflections of some of
our sisters on their journeys as consecrated women religious. Read
their reflections by clicking the links below.
Sr. Aurelie Michaud, D.W., 75 Years
Sr. Margaret McPeak, D.W., 70 Years
Sr. Grace Malonzo, D.W., 6o Years
Sr. Ann Gray, D.W., 60 Years