Sr. Rosemarie Greco, DW Speaks at Climate Justice Conference

 

Sister Rosemarie Greco, DW represented Wisdom House at the “Climate Justice Now-For a Livable World!” conference on 2/24/18 in West Hartford, CT. Sister Rosemarie said, "It was clear that climate issues directly affect all cultures, health care, and especially those living in poverty. Money, populations, politics, farming of animals and crops, renewable energy, recycling efforts and more, have a part to play in climate change issues.”  Martha Klein, Chapter Chair of Sierra Club of CT and a public health nurse and environmental activist spoke on the need to stop transporting fracked gas through pipelines in CT. Speakers from NAACP, Population programs, Trade Unions for Energy
Democracy, and the CT Puerto Rican Agenda enlightened the more than 100 participants on the interrelation of climate issues and daily life. Learn more by contacting Connecticut.chapter@sierraclub.org  and organizers@350ct.org .

 

 

Ann Gadwah, Political Chair of the CT chapter of the Sierra Club and Sr. Rosemarie Greco, DW (pictured above ) pause for a moment before the Climate Justice "Teach-in." The Sierra Club's mission is to "explore, enjoy and protect the planet; to produce and promote responsible use of earth's ecosystems."  Sierraclub.org.

 

 


Sr. Marie Josée Seide, DW Appointed at

St. Martin of Tours Parish

 

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sr. Marie Josée Seide, DW to a new position at St. Martin of Tours parish in Amityville, NY. Sr. Marie Josée will be serving as the Director of Outreach for the parish. This past Sunday (1/21/18) Sr. Marie Josée was introduced to the parishioners by the Rev. Gerard Gordon. Blessings on your new journey, Sr. Marie Josée!

 
 
 

 
Sr. Rosemarie Greco, DW Recognized for 27 Years of Ministry
at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center

 

 

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 Citizenreflects 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

Read more about Sr. Rosemarie’s tenure at Wisdom House and her work in the Litchfield Community here:  http://www.wisdomhouse.org/sr_rosemarie.php

 

Celebration of Gratitude for Sr. Rosemarie Greco, DW at Wisdom House, December 2017.

Produced by Albert Petrunti, The New Day Group

 

 


Sr. Joan Kobe, DW Named to New CMI Advisory Council


Sr. Joan Kobe, DW was recently named to the Advisory Council of the Collaboration of Ministry Initiative (CMI). Under the leadership of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, the Collaboration for Ministry Initiative began in 2005. CMI supports collaborative efforts among women religious congregations. Active in the Diocese of Charleston, SC since 1994, Sr. Joan currently provides support to the parish of St. Paul the Apostle’s Church in Seneca, SC. She works in the area of immigration assistance, marriage preparation for Spanish speaking couples and Declarations of Nullity. Pictured with Sr. Joan (on the far right) are new Advisory Council members, Sr. Mary Jacqueline Benbenek, CSSF, Sr. Bernadette Marie Cappola, OSC and Sr. Patricia Rogan, OSF.

 


 
General Council Visits
 
 

September 12, 2017- The Daughters of Wisdom, USA Province welcomed Congregational Leader, Superior General, Sr. Louise Madore, DW, and Councilors Sr. Rani Muthukattil, DW and Sr. Isabelle Retailleau, DW who came from France for a two-week stay for the General Council visit. Pictured (L-R) are USA Provincial Vicar, Sr. Evelyn Lamoureux, DW; USA Provincial Leader, Sr. Catherine Sheehan, DW; Sr. Isabelle Retailleau, DW; Sr. Louise Madore, DW; Sr. Rani Muthukattil, DW; USA Canonical Treasurer, Sr. Evelyn Eckhardt, DW; and USA Provincial Councilor, Sr. Marie Chiodo, DW.

 
HAPPY 110th BIRTHDAY, ST CHARLES HOSPITAL!

On Monday, February 27, 2017 St. Charles Hospital marked its 110th anniversary with a mass in the Infant Jesus Chapel at St. Charles Hospital and a reception in the Hospital lobby. The event was held to recognize the Hospital's continued mission of compassionate care, which was set forth by the Hospital’s founding order, the Daughters of Wisdom, USA Province in 1907.

Delight in a musical video tour through the Hospital’s early history to the song Hallelujah originally written by Canadian singer Leonard Cohen to lyrics rewritten by St. Charles Hospital's Public Relations Director, Marilyn Fabbricante in commemoration of its 110th Anniversary.


There’s a lot of talent at St. Charles Hospital and it’s not just about medicine….You cannot see them in the video, (photo below) but the choir is comprised of hospital staff and directed by St. Charles Hospital's Grace Sparacino. The video was compiled and edited by Jennifer Semel, MD, Medical Director, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Pictured below (L-R): Sr. Evelyn Eckhardt, Sr. Catherine Sheehan, James O'Connor, Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer, St. Charles Hospital, and Sr. Barbara O'Dea, the Mass at Infant Jesus Chape,l and the St. Charles Hospital Choir. (Photos: St. Charles Hospital)



Hope is Born in Women's March in Washington, DC

(1/21/17) Millions of women checked into marches all around the country and the world on Saturday, creating a sea of human diversity in places where they gathered. Without any negative incidents reported, women of all ages, ethnicities and religions assembled peacefully to stand up and let their voices be heard for shared concerns: human rights, the environment and immigration. There they committed to being a part of a movement for the common good that will not end with this march.

 

Our Sr. Marie Chiodo, DW along with Sr. Anne Marie Gardiner, SSND participated in the Washington DC walk and reported back that the mood was ebullient, respectful and inspiring. With the air filled with hand crafted signs expressing a multitude of concerns, the peaceful demonstration united women throughout the world, and as Sister Marie expressed, “were a lesson in civics for our day…. The presence of so many young people gave me hope for our country. And all was done in a peaceful manner. Color, sexual identities and ethnicity did not matter. It was a witness to our unity. Anger did not prevail. Hope did.”

 

 

              

 


2017

Do You Hear What I Hear? Sr. Barbara O'Dea Reflects on the Gospel of Matthew (4:7), NYPD Det. Steven McDonald and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Sr. Marie Chiodo, DW finds an invitation in Robert Frost’s poem, Mending Wall, that challenges her to ask questions about our government’s rush to expand the wall between the United States and Mexico.  "Before I Built a Wall"

 

 

 

 

 


2016

New Wellness Team Leader Hired at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Convent

Daughters of Wisdom Celebrate 590 years of Consecrated Life

Sunroom and Wires Dedicated at Sound Beach

Author Dr. Elizabeth Ursic Visits with Daughters of Wisdom

Sr. Evelyn Lamoureux, DW Receives Town of Hempstead's 2016 Make A Difference Award

Sr. Catherine Sheehan, DW Honored with Distinguished Service Award

Sr. Evelyn Lamoureux, DW Honored with Pax Christi Metro New York Peacemaker Award

Sr. Alice Benedict, DW Receives Diocese of Rockville Center's Founder's Award

Blessing of the Conference Rooms at St. Charles Hospital

Sr. Mary Eileen McCarthy, DW, Province Community Archivist Retires



2015

Sr. Catherine Sheehan, DW Attends first Council of Congregation Meeting

Sr. Evelyn Eckhardt, DW Attends Daughters of Wisdom International Meeting of Treasurers

In The Presence of The Pope

Daughters of Wisdom Award $99,238 in Mission Grants

Sisters and Associates Honored at Annual Jubilee

Sr. Cathleen Murtha, DW Celebrates 25 Years With Spiritual Directors International

Daughters of Wisdom Tean Up With Zonta International- $2 For A Better Birth Outcome

Wisdom Grant Money at Work- When a Bathroom is More Than a Bathroom

Sr. Rosemarie Greco Mentors Phillip Koenig in Business to Benefit Sheltered Animals

Sr. Aurelie Michaud, DW Recognized for 75 Years of Ministry

Sr. Margaret McCabe, D.W. and Sr. Grace Malonzo, D.W. Recognized for 60 years of Ministry at Jubilee Celebration in Virginia Beach

Sr. Margaret McPeak, D.W. and Sr. Marie Immaculata Vane, D. W. Recognized for 70 Years of Consecrated Life

Sr. Evelyn Lamourex, D. W. Named Humanitarian of the Year in Elmont, NY Community

A Force for Good Throughout the World, Sr. Grace Malonzo

Daughters of Wisdom 2014 Leadership Team Selected

Daughters of Wisdom 2014 Mission Fund Grants

2015 Mission Grants Pre-application Period Underway

 


2014

 

Sr. Margaret McCabe, Advocates Celebrate President's Immigration Reform Order

SEW- Producing Gifts That Help Change The World

50th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Sr. Mary Antoinette, DW- November 19, 2014

Drone Technoloy Aeriel Tour of Wisdom House

Sr. Diane Capozzi Speaks at Lion's Club about Madagascar

Final Chez Nous Reunion Weekend- September 12-14, 2014 (Photos)

Auxiliary Council Bids Farewell to Sr. Lucy- September 2014

Rally for Migrant Kids- September 20, 2014

Daughters of Wisdom Welcome Sister Marie Josée Seide- August 9, 2014 (Photos)

405 Years Of Ministry in Consecrated Life Celebrated for 7 Jubilarians- July 26, 2014(Photos)