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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2019 Annual Report

Posted on June 12, 2020

The Sisters of the Divine Compassion are happy to share our 2019 Annual Report with you.  We hope that you will enjoy reading about our Sisters and ministries. The positive feedback we are receiving about our Annual Report is a true testament of your cherished relationship with our Sisters, as well as your faith and confidence in our mission. Compassion calls us forward together.  Our Sisters, Associates, Companions,...

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Standing for Peace

Posted on June 6, 2020

Dear Friends, The Sisters of the Divine Compassion are deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd and dismayed at the violence that caused it. We hold Mr. Floyd and his family in our prayers. We stand in solidarity with all those seeking and acting nonviolently for an end to racism and the many injustices it causes in all dimensions of our lives as Americans. May we all come...

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Racism is the temptation white people have yet to overcome

Posted on June 3, 2020

by Joan Chittister, OSB

From Where I Stand -- National Catholic Reporter

Thirty cities, they say. Thirty cities. Thirty cities burned from coast to coast. You can hear the tsk-tsking everywhere. You can see the heads shaking with disgust, with frustration, with deep disapproval — with despair. You can see the looks of confusion and horror, of dismay and doubt. Why would something like...

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No tolerance for racism, but without violence

Posted on June 3, 2020

from NPR

Catholics cannot tolerate racism and also "claim to defend the sacredness of every human life," Pope Francis says, commenting on the upheaval that has followed the death of George Floyd in police custody.

The pope is urging the U.S. to reach a national reconciliation, after days of protests and violence.

"My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye...

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We must learn to let ourselves be consoled by Jesus

Posted on May 9, 2020

from the Catholic News Agency, Vatican City, May 8, 2020.- We must learn to let ourselves be consoled by Jesus when we are suffering, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass Friday.

In his homily in the chapel at Casa Santa Marta, May 8, the pope noted it was difficult to accept Christ’s consolation in times of distress. 

Reflecting on the day's Gospel...

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Pope’s Easter Urbi et Orbi message: “The contagion of hope”

Posted on April 12, 2020

Pope Francis’ 'Urbi et Orbi message on Easter Sunday challenges us to ban indifference, self-centredness, division and forgetfulness during this time of Covid-19 – and to spread the “contagion” of hope.

By Seàn-Patrick Lovett

No banner hung from the central balcony of St Peter’s Basilica. No bands played the Vatican anthem. No floral arrangements decorated St Peter&rsquo...

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A blessed Easter to All

Posted on April 12, 2020

The Sisters of the Divine Compassion together with our Associates and Companions pray that the feelings of community, connectedness and compassion that are helping us through this difficult time will continue to be in abundance throughout the Easter season of faith, hope and love.

May God bless you, your families and everyone, no exceptions!

Follow the link below for a truly amazing new Easter song:<...

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Streaming Holy Week Services

Posted on March 29, 2020

Holy Week and Easter Services can be viewed from the Church of St. Pius X in Scarsdale.  Listed below are the times and the live stream information for you.  This is so helpful and comforting; we can still be part of a community of believers!! Sunday Masses will be celebrated without any parishioners present as follows:

The Mass on Palm Sunday on April 4th...

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Pope’s special Urbi et Orbi blessing: ‘God turns everything to our good’

Posted on March 29, 2020

Pope Francis delivers an extraordinary blessing “To the City and to the World” on Friday to pray for an end to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. In his meditation, the Pope reflects on Jesus’ words to His disciples: “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?” Full text included.

By Devin Watkins

Pope Francis held the special Urbi et Orbi on...

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Good Counsel/College of White Plains Reunion Postponed

Posted on March 20, 2020

Together, the Good Counsel College 50th Anniversary Committee and the Sisters of the Divine Compassion have decided to postpone the 2020 Reunion Celebration. 

As you might expect, it was a difficult decision, as alumnae look forward to reconnecting and reminiscing, and the Sisters look so forward to welcoming you all back on campus!

As you all know, COVID-19 restrictions for gatherings would make this year...

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