Giving Tuesday

Posted on November 29, 2021

Giving Tuesday is a movement that unleashes the power of "radical generosity."

Radical generosity is a concept that the suffering of others should be intolerable to us.

Compassion continues to call us forward, together!

Each year in July, Divine Compassion alumni and friends join together in support of the Divine Compassion Community.

This year, we celebrated the 13...

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Posted on June 20, 2021

The Divine Compassion Community rejoices in the establishment of Juneteenth as a National Holiday, commemorating the end of legal slavery in the United States. We are grateful to our Black sisters and brothers, our students present and past, our colleagues in ministry, and especially for the Nurses Aides who give devoted care to our infirm Sisters.

 We continue to pray and seek ways to act for...

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National Black Sisters’ Conference and LCWR respond to Derek Chauvin’s conviction

Posted on April 24, 2021

The following is a joint statement issued by The National Black Sisters’ Conference (NBSC) and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in response to the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.

We, the National Black Sisters’ Conference and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, stand together in our commitment to the sacred dignity of each human person...

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RDC Statement on the Verdict about Derek Chauvin

Posted on April 23, 2021

The Sisters of the Divine Compassion stand in solidarity with all who condemn violence of any kind and who work tirelessly for justice.  We continue to hold Mr. Floyd's family, friends and all who mourn him, as well as Ma'Khia Bryant and Daunte Wright and their families in our prayers. We pray, too, for the Chauvin family. We commit ourselves to pray and work for understanding...

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In Support of Asians

Posted on March 26, 2021

We, the Sisters, Associates, and Companions of the Divine Compassion, stand in solidarity with our Asian sisters and brothers.  We celebrate their many contributions to society, especially giving thanks for the compassionate, dedicated service to the people of God by our two Asian Sisters.

We condemn the violence being inflicted on the Asian community in the United States and the lies and prejudices that fuel it.<...

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Sr. Stephen Changed My Life

Posted on March 17, 2021

This article was featured in a recent issue of America, the Jesuit Review. Click here for the magazine's coverage.


Sister Stephen changed my life in the fourth grade. Now, she’s in her 90s and teaching (in person) during a pandemic.


As we well know, the pandemic has upended the lives of us all and brought great...

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Storied RDC Educators

Posted on March 17, 2021

The article below was featured in a recent issue of Catholic New York, America's largest Catholic newspaper.


Two Sisters Showed Me a New Path

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:10 am BY MARY DETURRIS POUST

The editor of the Albany diocesan newspaper came into my office recently and asked if I wanted to share a memory of an...

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Lenten Journey

Posted on February 17, 2021

The Divine Compassion Social Justice Board has compiled the following variety of spiritual resources for Lent 2021. Choose whatever opportunity may best help you to deepen our Lenten journey.


1. Daily Reflections from Pope Francis

Using the following link from Missio USA, sign up to receive free daily reflections from Pope Francis each day during Lent  Prepare For Easter With Pope Francis | MISSIO<...

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Pope Francis: Remembering is an expression of humanity

Posted on January 28, 2021

“Today we commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and all those persecuted and deported by the Nazi regime,” Pope Francis said at his weekly General Audience. His remarks came on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which occurs each year on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau – the largest Nazi concentration and death camp – by the Soviet Red Army during the Second World War.


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Christmas Appeal Donations

Posted on January 28, 2021

The RDC Community will donate $9,000 to help the Little Sisters continue their daily ministry to the poor and otherwise neglected people in Haiti. They continue to build and make repairs to desperately needed housing, and provide education and food to malnourished children.

Additionally, we will donate $4,000 to Feeding Westchester and $4,000 to Feeding America, in an effort to support their mission to mobilize resources needed to address the...

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Repair Our Democracy

Posted on January 8, 2021

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) joins with the world in praying for peace after witnessing the violence and lawlessness yesterday in our nation’s capital. We are deeply concerned about the state of our country and the future of our democracy. Our hearts ached as we watched these despicable actions that threaten not only to destroy the seat of our government but to rend the bonds...

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Preston High School’s Food Drive

Posted on November 30, 2020

In true Preston fashion, our Food Drive was a success!  The school raised enough nonperishable food to donate to 3 organizations and a jaw-dropping $8577 in monetary donations.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Preston community, Compassion Connection was able to donate $1500 to the Center of Compassion (Fishes & Loaves Pantry) in Dover Plains NY, $1500 to Mercy Center (Food Pantry,) $1500 to St. Raymond's Church (Food...

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Peaceful Vote

Posted on October 30, 2020

We invite all people to pray for the soul of our nation and for the strength and courage to commit our hearts and hands to building a more perfect union. On Election Day, please pray for peace in our country, and for the safety of all poll workers and those voting.  Please click on these links to access Maya Angelou's poem "On the Pulse of Morning,"...

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RDC Elects New Leaders

Posted on September 29, 2020

The Divine Compassion Community is pleased to announce the Installation of our 2020-2024 Leadership Team, including Laura Donovan, RDC, President; Carol Peterson, RDC; First Councilor; Kristin Donworth, RDC, Second Councilor; and Susan Becker, RDC, Third Councilor. 

At the recent Liturgy of Thanksgiving, Sisters, Associates, and Companions of the Divine Compassion, along with our family and friends, gathered together at the Chapel on the Good Counsel Campus...

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Commitment Statements to the Charter of Compassion

Posted on September 20, 2020

The Divine Compassion Community has joined the Charter for Compassion. What follows are the commitment statements of the ADCs, CDCs and RDCs. 


In joining the Charter of Compassion the Associates of the Divine Compassion accept the invitation to seek justice, equity and respect for every human being.  We want to witness God’s compassionate presence in our world.

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The RDC join the Charter for Compassion

Posted on September 20, 2020

At our recent Chapter the Divine Compassion community voted unanimously to join the Charter for Compassion, an international organization with branches throughout the USA. We are seeking to find and claim oneness with all who ascribe to the Charter’s purpose. "The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be...

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Sunday Liturgy at the Chapel of the Divine Compassion

Posted on September 6, 2020

At this time we must discontinue the 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass at the Chapel of the Divine Compassion. We are thankful to the Sisters, especially Sisters M. Corita, Mary Dorothea and  Mary Lenore, RDC Associates and Companions, Braddon Mehrten and the Choir, Margie Gaughan and all those who have participated over the last 40 years. It was such a blessing!

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Making the poor a priority isn’t political, it’s the Gospel!

Posted on August 20, 2020

VATICAN CITY — Church teaching on giving priority to the well-being of the poor and marginalized is not a political or ideological choice; it lies at the very heart of the Gospel, Pope Francis said.

The preferential option for the poor, which includes feeding the hungry and drawing close to the excluded, "is the key criterion of Christian authenticity," he said Aug. 19 during his weekly general...

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Perspective on Happiness

Posted on August 6, 2020

You can have flaws, be anxious, and even be angry, but do not forget that your life is the greatest enterprise in the world. Only you can stop it from going bust. Many appreciate you, admire you and love you.


Remember that to be happy is not to have a sky without a storm, a road without accidents, work without fatigue, relationships without disappointments.<...

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Catholic School Closings

Posted on July 16, 2020

The Sisters, Associates and the Companions of the Divine Compassion are keeping the families, faculty and students of Catholic Schools and members of the Archdiocese in our hearts and prayers at this difficult time.  We are saddened by the closure of so many schools in our Archdiocese, and concerned about the effect the closures will have on so many young people and their families.  We pray that...

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