We, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, affirm the statement made by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) regarding the tragic events of yesterday in Washington, DC. We join with the world in praying for peace after witnessing the violence and lawlessness in our nation’s capital. We are deeply concerned about the state of our country and the future of our democracy.
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The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the University of the Incarnate Word invited the entire Incarnate Word family to a Festival of Lessons and Carols aired on Christmas Eve, December 24, via Zoom.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our Dedicated Staff of 2020!
Like every year, we organize the fundraising campaign for our ministries through Giving Tuesday.
Although it is a national holiday in USA, Thanksgiving is an opportunity for all people to give thanks for life and opportunities on our way.
Retirement Fund for Religious, Sponsored by the National Religious Retirement Office.
Sister Feliciana Mejia, Director of Pre-Novitiate, is Pleased to Introduce and Welcome our Pre-Novice, Maria Del Carmen Ramirez
Carmen entered the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word on November 8, 2020, and joined the Emmaus Community in San Antonio, Texas. In her own words, she tells her story:
An important finding: the presence of Sister Leonor González, CCVI, in Diego Rivera’s frescos at the National Cardiology Institute (1946-1951).
Sister Pauline Fierro, CCVI is being remembered for Día de Muertos 2020 by the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office as a notable person in the history of the San Francisco de Espada Mission. She was one of a group of three Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word to start the ‘Espada School’ for the local archdiocese in 1915 at the mission. The other two sisters were Sister Emmanuel Phelan (born in Ireland) and Sister Simplicia Oeffelke (born in Germany).
Nearly 5 years ago we began a project at Magdalena Atlazolpa under the shelter of a dream: to continue our CCVI presence in this area of Iztapalapa, to make God’s love tangible in this human reality where violence and the lack of resources scream that it is urgent for us to approach them as Sisters. At that moment, we felt the strength and blessing of the Congregation, you encouraged our steps, and the voice of Jesus called us to take risks, to kindly see the fragility of us and the people, acknowledging that together we could know that we were capable of prompting changes to rebuild the social fabric.