Pope Francis: We are God’s children—not God’s slaves

Posted on June 20, 2018

From Catholic News Agency by Elise Harris: On Wednesday Pope Francis said the 10 Commandments are not heartless rules imposed on mankind by an oppressive God, but are rather words given by a father to his children in order to protect them from harm.

“Man is in front of this crossroads: does God impose things on me, or take care of me? Are his commandments only a...

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Founders’ Day

Posted on June 8, 2018

We invite you to join us for our Founder’s Day Liturgy on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Divine Compassion.

We gather to give thanks, especially on Founders Day, for your support and partnership which has helped us to achieve so much in our rich history.

You will soon receive the latest edition of the Divine Compassion Newsletter and...

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Paula D’Arcy to Speak at Manhattanville College

Posted on April 5, 2018

The RDC and the Duchesne Center of Manhattanville College will host noted author Paula D’Arcy on Saturday, June 2nd from 9 am to 2 pm. Her topic will be “Listening with the Heart.” She founded the Red Bird Foundation in 2001 which supports the growth and spiritual development of those in need throughout the world, including men and women in prison. The foundation has sponsored two international gatherings...

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Congregation Welcomes New Associates

Posted on April 3, 2018

On Saturday, February 3rd the congregation gathered in the Chapel at Sacred Heart Convent, Yonkers, NY to celebrate the feast of Mother Mary Veronica and all the works of the community. In addition to honoring and celebrating the jubilarians, they witnessed the commitment ceremony of four new Associates of Divine Compassion (ADC). They gave thanks and welcomed, Judith Mitchell, Barbara McMurray and Irene Schilio and Ewe (Ev) Winiarska (not...

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Easter Message from Pope Francis

Posted on April 3, 2018

From the Catholic News Agency: During his Urbi et Orbi Easter blessing, Pope Francis said Jesus' death and resurrection provide hope to a world marred by conflict, proving that modern tragedies such as war and violence won't have the final say.

“We Christians believe and know that Christ’s resurrection is the true hope of the world, the hope that does not disappoint,” the Pope said April 1,...

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Sr. Caroline Thomas, RDC

Posted on April 3, 2018

Sister Mary Caroline Thomas, formerly known as Kathryn Thomas, a Sister of the Divine Compassion, died peacefully at St. Cabrini Residence on March 19. Sister was born July 17, 1927 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Cronin) Thomas. She attended Elmira Catholic High School, received her BS in Chemistry from Good Counsel College and a MS in Chemistry from Notre Dame University. Over her teaching career she taught at...

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Mourning is Not Enough: LCWR Calls for Action to Prevent Gun Violence

Posted on February 26, 2018

Dear Friends,

Like you, our prayers go out to the families in Parkland, and to all those around the country, who have lost loved ones to gun violence. We grieve with mothers and fathers whose children are victims of senseless killing made easy by the proliferation of guns and a pervasive culture of violence.In our a public statement on this issue we make a plea for...

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A Letter from our Chapel’s Sacristan, Sr. Felicitas

Posted on February 21, 2018

Dear Friends,

We are at Lent's beginning with a little more than 6 weeks to the glorious Easter season. What is more beautiful at this time of the year than flowers? As in years past, I call upon you to help beautify our Chapel of the Divine Compassion.

I invite you to purchase a a plant for our Easter altar in the name of a person...

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Women’s March in NYC

Posted on February 15, 2018

On Saturday, January 20, 2018, Sr. Susan McCarthy, RDC and Althea Fusco, ADC, attended the Women’s March in New York City.  The Women’s March was a call to all America to come out and vote on November 6, 2018.  Thousands of people came out in NYC to demonstrate their strong disappointment at what has been happening in our country in the past year. One of the signs...

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Update on the Coalition of Religious Congregations to Stop the Trafficking of Persons (CRC-STOP)

Posted on February 15, 2018

It is the belief of people who know these things that the awareness of, sensitivity to, and advocacy around the trafficking of human persons (buying, selling, exploiting women, men and children) has been due, in large part to the “early adopter” stance of women religious across the globe in the fight against trafficking. We RDCs have been a part of that for more than 13 years.

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Do You Want to Fast this Lent?

Posted on February 14, 2018

Words from Pope Francis:

Fast from hurting words and say kind words.

Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.

Fast from anger and be filled with patience.

Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.

Fast from worries and trust in God.

Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.

Fast from pressures and be prayerful. <...

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Sr. Catherine Yakovleff, RDC

Posted on January 31, 2018

Sr. Catherine Yakovleff, RDC, (formerly known as Sr. Mary Alexis), a Sister of the Divine Compassion, died peacefully on January 29, 2018. Sr. Catherine was born in the Bronx in 1931, the daughter of Nicholas and Margaret (McKenna) Yakovleff. Sister attended Catholic elementary and high school in the Bronx and graduated from Good Counsel College in White Plains, NY. in 1958 with a BA in English.  Sister entered the Sisters of the...

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Engineering Tomorrow Comes to Preston High School

Posted on January 17, 2018

Preston seniors, along with Mrs. Grendell, Principal of Preston High School, mark the dedication of the new Engineering Lab designed by the Engineering Tomorrow Foundation. The foundation's mission is to attract high school students to the engineering field by introducing them to real world engineering projects that illustrate how the math and science they study is applied. PHS will serve as host for the programs that Engineering Tomorrow...

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“We Must Leave our Comfort Zone”

Posted on January 11, 2018

From the Catholic News Agency: Pope Francis marked the Feast of the Epiphany Saturday by encouraging faithful to imitate the actions of the Magi, who weren't attached to worldly comforts, but were willing to go out and take risks in order to find Jesus.

“Setting out, the second thing the Magi do, is essential if we are to find Jesus,” the Pope said...

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with gratitude

Posted on January 11, 2018

Thank you faithful partners in RDC for all the generous support we have received during the 2017 Christmas Appeal.  We are blessed by all of you our faithful partners in RDC ministries, you walk with us as we pursue the inspired vision of our Founders.  Your gifts are directly applied to our active ministries and the retirement needs of the congregation.  We are ever blessed by your...

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Sr. Madeline Desel, RDC

Posted on November 30, 2017

Sr. Madeline Desel, RDC (formerly Sr. Mary Antonio), a Sister of the Divine Compassion, died peacefully on November 25, 2017. Sr. Madeline was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1925, the daughter of Walter and Emma (Hirsh) Desel. Sister attended Bishop McDonnell High School in Brooklyn and graduated from Good Counsel College in White Plains. She received her MA in Business Education from New York University.

 

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The RDC Supports LCWR Statement Urging Action to Support Dreamers

Posted on September 7, 2017

Dear Friends,

The Sisters of the Divine Compassion are deeply committed to the extension of DACA and are concerned about the outcome of the proposed Dream Act of 2017. In that spirit, we ask that you join voices in support of new legislation by contacting your congressional reps ASAP. Follow this link and enter your zipcode to find your Congressional representatives' contact information.

We fully endorse...

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The RDC Community Condemns Racism in All Forms

Posted on August 19, 2017

Because the Sisters of the Divine Compassion, our Associates, Companions and partners are all called to be the compassionate presence of God in our world, our Social Justice Board and the RDC Leadership Team agree that we must have a statement about the recent violent events in Charlottesville and Barcelona. Once again, the LCWR has come out with a statement that we approve and support. This statement engages...

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Mary Brings New Joy and Meaning

Posted on August 15, 2017

On the Feast of the Assumption, Pope Francis said that in bringing Christ to the world, Mary also provides the joy and grace of her Son, which not only sustain us in difficulty, but are primarily intended for the weak and humble.

“Carrying Jesus, the Madonna also brings us a new joy, full of meaning; she brings us a new ability to pass with faith through...

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LCWR - A Presence of Love

Posted on August 15, 2017

As LCWR members gathered in Orlando to consider the invitation to "be the presence of love," it became clear that participants felt called to make a statement on the deepening crisis between the governments of the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The statement that follows was affirmed in spirit by the assembly on August 11, approved by the board on August 12, and released to...

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