Please join us in honoring our heritage and celebrating our founding Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCLs) during National Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14.
The special week shines a spotlight on the profound impact of our Catholic Sisters, in conjunction with National Women’s History Month. The SCLs founded our health ministry and continue to play a role today. It offers a chance to recognize all that these incredible women have done for us and our patients for generations.
National Catholic Sisters Week celebrates the commitment, compassion and influential work of women religious across ministries — from pressing the front lines of social change to education, healthcare or advocating for the poor.
“We are observing National Catholic Sisters Week this year in the context of marking the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian charism — the characteristic gifts and spirit of St. Vincent de Paul to whom our religious Community traces its roots,” explains Sister Constance Phelps, Community Director, SCLs, and a Board Director for SCL Health. “Vincent is known as the saint of charity whose legacy is that he challenges us to respect and serve persons who are poor.”
During National Catholic Sisters Week, as we show our appreciate for the contributions of the SCLs, they too will be using the time to pause for gratitude. They will offer special prayers of thanksgiving for everyone with whom they have served, and for all the people they have served through their ministries. The Sisters are grateful for their vocations to religious, consecrated life and for the many good people who have graced their lives, Phelps said.
We invite you to share a message of gratitude, thought or prayer for the SCLs in the comment section below during this special week honoring our founding Sisters.
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