Who We Are

Our community of the Divine Compassion includes Sisters, Associates, Companions, Volunteers and Friends on mission locally and globally.

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2014 Christmas Appeal

We begin the New Year by letting our friends know how deeply grateful the Sisters are for the love and support you have shown throughout the year..

Through the generosity of individuals and businesses in our community and across the country, the 2015 Christmas Appeal for the Retirement Fund has surpassed its goal of $60,000.

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Our Mission

In each of our ministries we endeavor to witness God’s love and compassion.

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“As we experience the gift of Divine Compassion and God’s presence ever evolving in our midst, let us pray together and for each other. May our hearts be open to surprise and all God's goodness shared in both mission and community during the New Year! Happy New Year with much gratitude and love! ”
—Carol Wagner, RDC President and all the Sisters of the Divine Compassion

Compassion Speaks: What Have We Wrought?

Posted on January 21, 2015

Doretta reflects on the disruption in human societies caused by prolonged war, the displacement of so many families world-wide and the loss of stable and mature family units. She explores a parallel in the animal kingdom which shows major changes in behavior and altered brain circuitry. “Scientists can now map the marred neuronal fields, snapped synaptic bridges, and crooked chemical streams of an embattled psyche.” Clearly the gospel mandate to love one another as oneself needs serious and consistent consideration as we seek  solutions for humankind's substantive problems. Click... [Read more]

Sr. Margaret Cannon - a reflection on her life by Alice Feeley, RDC

Posted on January 14, 2015

Many of you gathered here today to give thanks for Sr. Margaret Cannon’s life and the ways in which her life touched yours could easily stand here and offer us a reflection from your knowledge, experience and love for Ginger, our Sister Margaret, who was so truly present to so many people over the years.

Although I’m sure I met Sr. Pierre when I was a postulant and novice here at Good Counsel, it wasn’t until a few years later when I was sent to Catholic University for summer graduate study in English Literature... [Read more]

In Memoriam - Sr. Margaret Cannon

Posted on January 12, 2015

Sister Margaret Cannon, (formerly Sr. Mary Pierre), a Sister of the Divine Compassion died peacefully at Cabrini Nursing Home on January 10, 2015.

Sr. Margaret was born in Tuckahoe, NY on June 5, 1930, the daughter of George J. and Margaret Dempsey Cannon. Sister entered the Sisters of the Divine Compassion in 1952. Sister Margaret attended Immaculate Conception Elementary School and Good Counsel High School. She continued her education at Good Counsel College in White Plains where she obtained the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and then an MS in Physiology from Catholic University. Sr. Margaret also earned... [Read more]

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