Who We Are

Our community of the Divine Compassion includes Sisters, Associates, & Companions, Volunteers, Colleagues & Partners in Mission. The extended Divine Compassion community includes all those friends who share in our commitment to live out the Divine Compassion Mission wherever they live or minister.

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Ways to Help

We share with you our mission to be a compassionate presence in the world. The Sisters of the Divine Compassion are filled with gratitude to each of you, our generous donors and partners in mission.

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What We Do

The Divine Compassion Community asks where God is leading us. We believe that we are called “to reanimate our founders’ vision to empower those whom society has marginalized." Highlighted here are Divine Compassion ministries to inform and inspire you.

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“To live a religious life takes all the life we have. To live a religious life takes the heart of a hermit, the soul of a mountain climber, the eyes of a lover, the mind of a rabbi. It requires total immersion in the life of Christ and complete concentration on the meaning of the Gospel life today.”
—Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB

Sr. Mary Beth Maney (August 15, 1923 - July 12, 2016)

Posted on July 14, 2016

Sister Mary Elizabeth Maney, RDC, (formerly Sr. Mary Gerard), a member of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion for 65 years, died peacefully on July 12, 2016.

Sister Mary Beth, as she was known, was born in Geneva, NY on August 15, 1923, the daughter of the late Elizabeth Scheiberling Maney and John A. Maney. Prior to entering the Sisters of the Divine Compassion, she was employed as a Senior Stenographer in... [Read more]

130th Anniversary of Founders’ Day Marks Installation of New RDC Leadership Team

Posted on July 13, 2016

July 2nd marked the 130th anniversary of the Founding of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion.  A Liturgy of Thanksgiving was celebrated in the Chapel of the Divine Compassion on June 25th, which included the Installation Ceremony of the new RDC Leadership Team. More than 150 sisters, associates, companions, family and friends attended the liturgy, which was celebrated by Rev. Jack Rathschmidt. OFM, Cap. During the liturgy Sr.... [Read more]

Dover Plains Community Garden

Posted on June 10, 2016

The Dover Elementary School (DES) Community Garden is a grant-funded project of the Dover Education Enrichment Program (DEEP), a community foundation that provides funding for creative and innovative enrichment programs to Dover students. Ed Frederick, community outreach worker at Hudson River HealthCare of Dover Plains and Amenia is the project coordinator. Ed and some local volunteers constructed the planter boxes and DES students planted the garden a... [Read more]

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Sisters of the Divine Compassion
52 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
P: 914-798-1300