Dear Friends and Benefactors,
The feast of the Epiphany, the Three Kings, traditionally celebrated on January 6th reminds us of the perseverance, curiosity and desire of the Magi in following the spectacular star, the uncharted path, to find the one who was foretold to come. Discovering the infant Jesus in Bethlehem, must have been an awesome, humbling experience which brought inexpressible joy as they presented their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to honor Him.
Like the Magi, the women who have entered the Congregation of the Daughters of Divine Charity have followed not a bright star, but answered a call from within, searching for the community to which they would be able to respond to their vocation of serving the people of God “making HIS love visible”. Being that beacon of love and light, uplifting and supporting each other in prayer and community.
The Sisters have indeed spent their lives faithfully devoted to bringing the love of Jesus to others, as they have encountered the family of God, as teachers, nurses, catechists, administrators, sacristans, care givers in the hope that others will also live their lives in service for Jesus.
For the retired Sisters, their service doesn’t end when they announce their retirement. The Sisters are beacons of light in the lives of many friends and families. Their daily prayers and Mass intentions are most often for those whom they have served throughout the years or for prayer requests they have promised to pray for.
The beauty and splendor of the autumn season is approaching with its brilliant fall colors reminding us that Thanksgiving will soon be upon us followed by the Advent season, anticipating the joyful celebration of the Birth of our Savior.
Today in this season of thanksgiving, I wish to thank you on behalf of all the Sisters for being a part of their history and for allowing them to make a lasting impression in your life. We are so grateful that you continue to keep them in your prayers and are so thoughtful and generous in your support of the Daughters of Divine Charity as we continue to care for our most senior and infirm Sisters.
With gratitude to God, we thank you in advance for your financial support. Please know that your needs and intentions are remembered in the Sisters’ daily prayers and monthly Mass intention for all our friends and benefactors.
God Bless YOU!
With love, prayer and gratitude,
Sister Mary Coffelt, F.D.C.
P.S. I hope that we can count on you for a contribution towards the care of our Sisters. Thank you, again, for your generosity and prayers.