Daughters of Wisdom in the News
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.email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.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
Celebration of Gratitude for Sr. Rosemarie Greco, DW at Wisdom House, December 2017.
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.”
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"