“The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati is an apostolic Catholic community of women religious that exists to carry out the Gospel of Jesus Christ through service and prayer in the world” (qtd. in “About the Sisters of Charity”). The Sisters are led by their mission statement to be “[u]rged by the love of Christ and in the spirit of [their] founder, Elizabeth Ann Seton, [the] Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati strive to live Gospel values. [They] choose to act justly, to build loving relationships, to share [their] resources with those in need, and to care for all creation” (qtd. in “Mission Statement”). Through this mission, they dedicate themselves to “the education of children, care of orphans, the poor and the sick” (qtd. in “Sisters of Charity Cincinnati”). These values are exemplified in numerous ways but specifically have been shown with the creation of educational institutions, orphanages, and their selflessness during the civil war.
Against her father’s wishes, Teresa ran away to become a nun of the Carmelite Order. Although the convent was crowded, she started right away teaching people the power of mental prayer. She did not just teach women, as nuns often did, but men as well. She did not want to entertain people; instead she wanted to change people’s lives. “She guided nuns not just through strict disciplines, but also through the power of love, and common sense” (Pettinger, 2010). She had a heart
A friend who was a priest invited Julia to come to mass to pray with him. The priest’s words and intentions were to help cure Julie. At the end of service, he commanded Julie to stand up and walk. Billart listened to the priest, stood up and ended up walking again. Traveling by foot Billart walked miles to visit her spiritual daughters. “Julie understood that educating girls was not only a benefit to the girls themselves, but also to their families. She opened day schools for middle-class girls and academics for the wealthy, both of which supported the free schools“. Julia and the Sisters did a lot for people, regarding their faith in the goodness of god. “Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 17 countries on five continents continue their original Mission of God’s goodness and education for life”. Billart and The Sisters showed how to volunteer in service for their community, and did their best to help inspire excellence for kids with their education. Theses core values help to represent what The Sisters and Billart did to help society. By helping the environment, spreading god’s faith, and volunteering for numerous occasions shows how they Valued Service and Inspiring Excellence.
Although religion is not the universal opium of the people, it helps many escape from reality. Sister Cecilia wants to become a saint, which seems to be her goal in life
In Calcutta, and around the world, Mother Teresa aided poor, dying and sick through her love for everyone, and the vow of poverty as her influence. A nun, though the vow of poverty, is to imitate Jesus in his helping of those that were poor and suffering. Though Mother Teresa was poor herself, she tried, and
St Brigid of Kildare was born in 452 AD. She was a catholic nun who became one of the patron saints of Ireland. She dedicated her whole life to following Jesus’s message; which was to love god, and love others. She shared this as her own message, through the love and support she gave to others in the community. Like Jesus she wanted to help the less fortunate and give to those that were in need, offering them hope and faith. She chose to seek out justice among her community and society, working around the lives of many. She was inspired by Jesus spirituality, nature and love, that she wanted to demonstration her appreciation and strength to those who were struggling. For example, she used her middle-class lifestyle to contribute to feeding the poor and nursing those who were injured or sick. Her childhood was filled with donating her mothers and father’s possessions to anyone who asked (Online, n.d.).
The Sisters of St Joseph have made many contributions to the Catholic Church, some of which include providing education for the poor, caring for children and the elderly, and providing pastoral support. They have also set up spirituality centres where they can provide support and opportunities for people to
As a child, I used to wait in the St. Scholastica Catholic Infirmary as my sister attended her morning study sessions. While awaiting her return, I would carry food trays to bedrooms, feed the parakeets, and play Gofish with the nuns. Being so young, I vaguely remember the details of my time there, but through this experience I learned the importance of service and grace.
The venerable Honora “Nano” Nagle, foundress of the Presentation Sisters in the mid-18th century, was an Irish woman who responded to the needs of the impoverished and oppressed Catholic community, leaving an enduring legacy of education and service to the poor. Credited as being a pioneer of Catholic education in Ireland, Nano Nagle inspired her closest companions to form a community called the Society for the Charitable Instruction of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and their enduring legacy can be observed through the work of the Presentation sisters around the world. The plight of the poor in Dublin from the 1740’s inspired her generosity and assistance of the marginalized and this commitment to service continues throughout the world today through her Ode and those who support them.
My quotidian itinerary included a 7 am wake up call, preparing, serving, and cleaning up three meals, attending mass, making beds, and cleaning bathrooms. The schedule was unquestionably arduous, but what motivated me to complete the tasks was the smile on the nuns’ faces as they ceaselessly thanked me for what I was doing. Furthermore, because nuns vow to live a life of simplicity, seeing their excitement to do activities the average person
The nuns who still live at Aubazine are more concerned with the worship of God than the antecedents of fashion, yet they were kind enough to allow me to visit them, on the understanding that I observed their rules of prayer and silence. Gabrielle came here with her two sisters in February 1895; I arrived at the same time of year, a bitterly cold season, when winter had not yet loosened its grip on the mountains (and I felt lost in the deep despair of a looming divorce). Only a handful of nuns remained, the orphans long since vanished, though their dormitories were untouched, the children's iron beds lined against whitewashed walls hung with crucifixes.
Eric is extremely caring towards his friends and family. Even though Eric found out Sarah Byrnes could talk the whole time that she was in the hospital he did not say a word to anyone because he knew what would happen if Sarah Byrnes dad found out. “That's what I thought, you’ve been hearing me all along”(Crutcher 107). Eric knew what would happen if Sarah Byrnes were to leave the hospital, so he did not say anything. Due to the way that Eric kept the secret about Sarah Byrnes being able to talk shows how caring her is towards his friends.
The residents of The Faine House can be considered “poor” for a number of different reasons, but the root of their poverty is the same, lack of a strong and supportive family. Because of this first cause, for the rest of their life, they are plagued with issues that become even harder to solve without the help from a compassionate and caring family. In our Catholic faith, the doctrine of the Trinity tells us to invest in healthy relationships. Graham Tomlin wrote, “Relationships are far more important than our careers, our holidays, and our salaries,” (Tomlin). It is true that the residents are financially and educationally disadvantaged, but it is the insufficiency of wholesome relationships that is the worst injustice. One can have an unpleasant or poor-paying job, but if that person has a strong familial support system, he or she is much less poor in spirit than the person who does not. From strong families, we can build rich communities of love to solve the rest of life’s problems.
Mary, the daughter of King James V, was born on December 8, 1542. Born into royalty, Mary, queen of Scots was put on the throne after her father’s death. Mary received the Scottish throne in 1542 at the age of six. From then on she became one of the most captivating rulers of her time.
During colonial times in Latin America, there is evidence to support that Conventos Grandes played a major role in society. Luis Martín even reached the conclusion that nuns were “the most ‘liberated’ women” of their day. Throughout the course of the mid 16th and early 17th century, the nuns experienced times of extreme wealth and power amongst their community. And, things would have stayed this way for a very long time if these convents had kept their population numbers high and maintained a high level of trust and prestige amongst the community members.