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Thoughts about vocation during the 'Year of Consecrated Life'

“Religious life ought to promote growth in the church by way of attraction. The church must be attractive. Wake up the world! Be witnesses of a different way of doing things, of acting, of living! . . . It is this witness that I expect of you. Religious should be men and women who are able to wake the world up.”
—Pope Francis, meeting with the Union of Superiors General, November 29, 2013

Discovering vocation does not mean scrambling toward some prize just beyond my reach but accepting the treasure of true self I already possess. Vocation does not come from a voice ‘out there’ calling me to be something I am not. It comes from a voice ‘in here’ calling me to be the person I was born to be, to fulfill the original selfhood given me at birth by God.
                      —Thomas Merton
Pope Francis promulgated the Year of Consecrated Life to raise the church’s awareness about the importance of this unique vocation within the communion of vocations we all share as baptized Christians. What a gift and blessing for the entire church!
                   —Vision Vocation Guide 2015
For resources to observe the Year of Consecrated Life, click here.

SCL Mission Statement

Impelled by the love of Christ, we, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, offer every loving service in our power to meet the critical needs of God’s people.

SCL Vision Statement

As Sisters of Charity we commit ourselves here and now to embrace anew the charism given us by Vincent, Louise, Mother Xavier:

  • to love the poor,

  • to love one another,

  • to live simply,

  • and to unite the whole of our lives in the poor and loving Christ.

The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth are part of the worldwide Vincentian family -- living the charism of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac.

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“I was a stranger, and you took me in.” (Matthew 25:35)

Over three short months, a group of dedicated and determined Leavenworth area residents bonded to create a shelter for persons who are homeless. Two hours after the ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, Dec. 15, the Leavenworth Interfaith Shelter of Hope welcomed its first two overnight guests.
Persons of all Christian traditions are invited to participate in TaizĂ© prayer on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. in Annunciation Chapel on the campus of the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, 4200 S. 4th Street, Leavenworth, Kan.  
You are invited to make your way through 2015 with action steps suggested in the new 2015 Year of Consecrated Life calendar published by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth.
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