Wary of Kansas storms, humidity and heat, the University of Saint Mary moved the Aug. 25 Rockin' and Rollin' with the Sisters indoors to the SCL Mother House in cooperation with the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. There was time for dinner, conversation, a photo booth and learning more about the SCL Community and individual Sisters. Below, Sister Vicki Lichtenauer, with students. Click here for more photos.
Summer Vocation Adventures
Sister Vicki Lichtenauer, SCL director of Vocations, has had a busy summer with a focus on social justice and camps for youth. Learn more.
Partners in Charity
Vincentian Family connection
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.
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth are members of the Charity Federation, a group of communities of women religious who trace their roots to Vincent de Paul, Louise de Marillac and Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton.
The National Shrine
of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
In 1809, Elizabeth Ann Seton founded the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s in Emmitsburg, Md., the first community for religious women established in the United States. Her legacy now includes religious congregations in the United States and Canada – including many Sisters of Charity – whose members work to address the unmet needs of people living in poverty. Mother Seton was the first citizen born in the United States to be given the title of “Saint.” Her remains are entombed in Emmitsburg in the Basilica at the National Shrine that bears her name.
The entire week of Sept. 1-8 will be devoted to attention to Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta who will be ordained in Rome on Sept. 4. Sister Therese Bangert, SCL, reflects on her meeting with Mother Teresa in Los Angeles many years ago.
Persons of all Christian traditions are invited to participate in Taizé prayer on Thursday, Sept. 1 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.
Marillac Center, the retreat and spirituality center of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, offers a full range of directed retreats, spiritual direction and other special programs year-round.
The Sisters of Charity Federation -- of which the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth are members -- have committed themselves to joining in prayer and fasting for wisdom and discernment as the U.S. moves toward the national elections.