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Friends of the Incarnate Word Foundation and the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word gathered at Piper Palm House in St. Louis’s Tower Grove Park to celebrate the publication of Blue Hole Wisdom: My Journey with the Sisters by Bridget McDermott Flood, executive director of the foundation. In this memoir of connection and common…
As he drove down the exit ramp, the man considered how easy it’d be to drive off the side. A quick, fatal car accident, and the pain would end. It wasn’t the first time the idea crossed his mind. His fingers tightened on the steering wheel. He slowed to a stop at the ramp’s end….
In 2014, 54.9% of St. Louis City residents lived in neighborhoods the USDA classified as food deserts. Local organizations are developing collaborative solutions to support food access in these communities and beyond. Still, there’s work to be done. Below are key access barriers and strategies the city can take to address food insecurity in St. Louis,…
Immigration in St. Louis Since 1950, the City of St. Louis has lost over half of its population. Immigrants and refugees have supported the city’s numbers and can help it sustain growth. Immigrants and refugees are also known to contribute significantly to local economies. In St. Louis, immigrants who own small businesses have created hundreds…
It’s been 150 years since the young women who became the first members of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word arrived in San Antonio. Their mission was to help the region recover from deadly epidemics; but that was only the beginning. Seeing so many young fathers widowed in the epidemics, the sisters entered…
Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Cecilia – two St Louis area Catholic parishes with thriving Hispanic communities – are hosting summer programs for children. These programs provide tutoring, socially distanced activities, and a much-needed break during long summer days for parents and students. Sister Cathy Doherty, SSND, pastoral associate at Our Lady of Guadalupe…
Incarnate Word Foundation is pleased to sponsor billboards across the St. Louis area which host a message from the St. Louis Catholic Sisters. Calling for racial justice and requesting prayer to end hatred and violence, the Congregations affirming this message are: Sisters of Mercy Sisters of the Most Precious Blood, O’Fallon Franciscan Sisters of Mary…
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