Migrants are a foil to growing ‘globalization of indifference,’ pope says

Posted on July 10, 2019

In a society of growing individualism and indifference, the presence of migrants and refugees prompts a realization of the need for conversion and a renewed embrace of Christian life, Pope Francis said Monday.

In a message for the 2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees, released May 27, he said, “the most economically advanced societies are witnessing a growing trend towards extreme individualism which, combined with a utilitarian...

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PCC Summer Recreational Program

Posted on July 10, 2019

Preston Center of Compassion offers a seven-week program for girls and boys, ages 4-14. The Program is on the campus of Preston High School, located on Schurz Avenue near the Throggs Neck Bridge, and offers both excellent indoor and outdoor facilities.  The campus overlooks the Long Island Sound and allows the children a relaxing lunch break. PCC’s Summer Recreational Program was founded with the mission of...

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Follow the RDC!

Posted on July 2, 2019

You can now follow the Sisters of the Divine Compassion on Instagram, the photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc.  Follow us @DivineCompassionSisters, and keep in touch with our Sisters, Associates and Companions, as well as our ministries. There will be regularly-scheduled postings and updates for you to enjoy.

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Founders’ Day was a Great Success

Posted on July 1, 2019

More than 100 Sisters, Associates, Companions and friends of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion joined together Saturday, June 22 to honor our founders and celebrate Sr. Laura Donovan’s Golden Jubilee.

The celebration began with a Liturgy in the Chapel, followed by a lovely reception at Tudor Hall.

We were blessed with beautiful weather, and a wonderful opportunity to honor our Founders and thank our...

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Pope at Angelus: Recognize the qualities of others without envy

Posted on June 30, 2019

Pope Francis invites the faithful, on this feast of Sts Peter and Paul, “to appreciate the qualities of others, to recognize their gifts without maliciousness and envy.”

During the Angelus, following Mass in St Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis once again reflected on Saints Peter and Paul, on this, their feast day.

He noted that they are “sometimes depicted in icons...

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We Honor our Founders & Celebrate Sr. Laura Donovan’s Golden Jubilee!

Posted on June 12, 2019

This year’s Founders’ Day celebration will take place Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of the Divine Compassion.

This year marks the 133rd anniversary of the Founding. The Sisters of the Divine Compassion Congregation was founded in 1886 by Mother Mary Veronica and her spiritual advisor and guide, Monsignor Thomas S. Preston. On July 2, 1886, two postulants received the habit as Sisters of...

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PHS Asian Club assists Sri Lanka Bombing Victims

Posted on June 7, 2019

In response to the recent bombings in Sri Lanka, Asian Club raised money for affected families in Sri Lanka. By selling lollipops and chocolates, they were able to raise $88.84. In addition, Asian Club will be donating $150 that they raised at past fundraisers to this cause. Thank you, Asian Club, for your act of kindness to those in need!

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The Holy Spirit Keeps Us Young at Heart

Posted on June 7, 2019

by Cindy Wooden, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE, ROME

The Holy Spirit keeps Christians young at heart, supporting them in times of trial and helping them praise God no matter what is going on, Pope Francis said. Celebrating morning Mass May 28, the pope told the story of a priest who asked a group of children who the Holy Spirit is. They answered, “The paralytic.” While their confusion...

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Girl Scouts Give Back!

Posted on June 7, 2019

This afternoon, Troop 10478 came in with some donations that they had collected to meet the requirements for their philanthropy badge. They brought in hygiene products for our clients. We had a question and answer session which was filled with wonderful conversation! It’s so incredible to see how these adults are teaching these children early how to be caring individuals. It was truly a great day!

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Pope Francis at Mass

Posted on May 22, 2019

Pope Francis at Mass: “The peace of Jesus is like the calm of a deep sea.” by Vatican News

In his homily during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis reflected on the gift of peace promised by Christ to His Apostles as He prepared to leave them. That peace does not come from the world, but from the Holy Spirit. It remains during...

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RED TEAM Day on Crane Avenue

Posted on May 22, 2019

During one of the very few sunny days in May, realtors from Keller Williams NY Realty in White Plains took the day off to go to work for the Sisters of the Divine Compassion, as well as other non-profit organizations in and around Westchester County.

 

Keller Williams’ RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is the company...

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Our Lady of Mt Carmel School Celebrates 90 years!

Posted on May 15, 2019

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Elmsford is celebrating 90 years of outstanding elementary education offered by the Sisters of the Divine Compassion. Alumni/alumnae, parishioners and friends are all cordially invited to a weekend filled with nostalgia, good will and looking forward to 90 more years! 

Here are the highlights:

90th Anniversary Reunion Weekend

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019 TO SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2019

Friday 6:3...

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PCC is a Place Where Hearts Connect and Lives are Transformed

Posted on May 15, 2019

PRESTON CENTER OF COMPASSION COUNSELING SERVICES was begun in 1992 on the Preston High School campus, in response to the need for quality, affordable psychotherapy services and counseling, where Bronx women, children, adolescents, and families felt trust and confidence.

In 1994, PCC responded to the needs of local Bronx families during the summer months for affordable safe recreational programs for their children and began PCC SUMMER RECREATIONAL...

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Pope Francis attends an interreligious prayer meeting for peace in Sofia

Posted on May 6, 2019

Sofia, Nezavisimost Square

Monday, 6 May 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

         We have prayed for peace in words inspired by Saint Francis of Assisi, who was so greatly in love with God the Creator and Father of all.  A love that he showed with similar passion and deep respect for the beauty of creation and for...

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Food Donations Abound in Dover Plains

Posted on May 6, 2019

The RDC Center of Compassion in Dover Plains has much to be thankful for! First, Bechtel and Cricket Valley Energy generously donated over 400 boxes of Girl Scout cookies for their food pantry!!!  And they extend a thank you to Girl Scout Troop 10057 in Dover Plains for assigning their donated cookies to the Center. Laura Cantinieri and Suzanne Courtien are their wonderful troop leaders! They are also fortunate to...

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PHS Dance Marathon!

Posted on April 27, 2019

On April 16, Compassion Connection hosted their biggest event of the year, Dance Marathon! At this event, over 100 students participated in Zumba, Just Dance, Wii Sports and received snacks, baked goods and other refreshments for just $10 (all of which were donated to charity!). This year's event was very special, since Compassion Connection was able to raise over $2,000 for Lamp Ministries, an...

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Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi Message

Posted on April 22, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter!

Today the Church renews the proclamation made by the first disciples: “Jesus is risen!” And from mouth to mouth, from heart to heart, there resounds a call to praise: “Alleluia, Alleluia!” On this morning of Easter, the perennial youth of the Church and of humanity as a whole, I would like to address each of you in...

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Pope Francis on Palm Sunday

Posted on April 14, 2019

Pope Francis during Mass on Palm Sunday tells the faithful, “there is no negotiating with the cross: one either embraces it or rejects it. By his self-abasement, Jesus wanted to open up to us the path of faith and to precede us on that path.”

By Lydia O’Kane, Vatican News

Thousands of pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square for...

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PHS Feeds the Hungry for Lent

Posted on April 13, 2019

Compassion Connection has reached the final week of sandwich making for Lent! Throughout this school year, Compassion Connection members and volunteers made over 1,000 sandwiches!   About 500 turkey and cheese sandwiches, and 500 peanut butter and jelly, through Lamp Ministries fed one thousand hungry people!   A HUGE thank you to all those who participated in this project!!! As we approach Holy Week, let's...

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Update on the Fence Ministry

Posted on April 13, 2019

We received an email recently from Ellen Baker, a long-standing and incredibly faithful RDC Associate who is living in Dublin with her husband, James. 

"Just read about the fence on the RDC website….and it answered my prayers and wishes.  For several years now I have had a small ‘cottage’ business making mostly baby sweaters but scarves and now hats as...

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