Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Back in the USSR! and DCs in the Congo too!

Vocations to the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul flourished in Eastern Europe with the end of the Cold War.  This video was created by a Sister from a Polish province. It takes you on a photo tour of where the Daughters of Charity are located and their ministries.

One of the things I love about being a Daughter of Charity is being part of an international community.  We are in over 90 countries around the world.  This is incredibly enriching to the community as a whole.  In these days of global communication, we are trying better use our international network especially in reaching out to immigrants and trafficked persons.

These links are about the Daughters of Charity in the Republic of Congo.  The first video link focuses on the ministry of the Sisters.  The second video link is the life of the Sisters in the Congo.  The missionary Sisters where the tan and the native Sisters where the blue and white dress with a head scarf.

Sr. Mary Felice is in the first photo of the Sisters in the first video (shown above still in US).  She is my age and from NY.  She is a physician and has been ministering in the Congo for a couple of years now. She works with the Dream Project which deals with the AIDS crisis in several countries in Africa.  One of the large components of the treatments is to prevent the transmission of AIDS from the mother to her baby.  The program, sponsored by the Vincentian Family, has seen very positive results.

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