On April 15, 2016 we held our third annual “Evening of Hope”. Sister Margaret John Kelly, D.C. was the honoree, receiving the “Spes Unica” award. Sister recently retired as the director of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society at St. John’s University. She was the force behind our formation into an association, and is our Spiritual Moderator Emeritus. Raffles, silent auction, horse races helped the event be a very successful fundraiser. Anna Rocchio served as the event’s chairwoman.
The National Ladies of Charity, LCUSA Website ( aic.ladiesofcharity.us ) has been newly redesigned highlighting News, advocacy, pictures, videos, daily reflections and more. President Gayle Johnson is encouraging chapters and interested parties to check it out, and subscribe to email updates (via upper-right button) and/or join the facebook group :
[The new site] is filled with fresh news, spiritual enrichment and updated forms that are available for your use. It is an excellent tool for your associations to keep you up to date with the inspirational work all the associations are doing. The site offers … spiritual reflections for your personal use or for your association meetings, an interactive association map, connections to your tablets and smart phones.
The Ladies of Charity at St. John’s University are proud to present an “Evening of Hope,” an inaugural fundraising event in which we honor Dr. Mary Mulvihill as the first recipient of the Spes Unica Award. Click here to register
On January 26, the Ladies of Charity at St. John’s welcomed 22 new members, and commissioned an executive committee for the newly-formed Junior Ladies of Charity at St. John’s Preparatory High School at a Mass and installation ceremony in St. Thomas More Church on the Campus. Rev. Michael Whelan, C.M., was the presider and homilist at the Mass. St. John’s, the only Association in LCUSA that is institutionally based in a University, began 5 years ago with the installation of 35 Charter members. Eight new Ladies added to our number, and we welcome 14 young women with the advent of our Junior Ladies affiliates at St. John’s Prep.
The Association is supporting the School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center for Women, G.L.O.B.E., a micro-lending program in the Tobin College of Business, they are active in University based service opportunities such as University Service Day, Cancer Walks and Clothesline Week which each spring hosts events to raise awareness of violence against women.
The Ladies of Charity at St. John’s were honored to be a part of the Confirmation celebrations for the students of St. Camillus and St. Virgilius 2013. This combined parish was severely damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy, and the Ladies wished to offer both spiritual and financial support as the students embarked on their final Sacrament of Initiation. The Ladies worked in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Washington to raise funds to provide each of the students with a Bible, a gift card and to celebrate together with a pizza party. The remainder of funds were presented to Pastor Rev. Richard J. Ahlemeyer to help refurbish the parish church building.
Ladies Mary Ann Dantuono, Natalie Boone, Mary Ellen Freeley and Marge Cashin were on hand at the party, along with Sr. Mary Ann to serve the pizza and deliver the gifts.
The Ladies of Charity at St. John’s University will join Campus Ministry’s Walk for the Homeless to be held on Good Friday, April 22nd. We invite members and friends to join us. Contact Marie Nitopi for more information about walking with us.
Click on the link below for more general information.