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Marillac programs cancelled

Marillac Center has cancelled its programs until further notice due to concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. This includes Taize prayer, retreats and other programs. As the retreat and spirituality center resumes programming, we will keep you...

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Searchable histories online

Four histories of the SCL Community are now digitized and available for reading under the About Us tab in the navigation bar of the website and under the History section (and by clicking the links below). Digitization of the four books also makes possible the feature...

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COVID-19 precautions adopted

During this unprecedented time of concerns related to COVID-19 and its impact on vulnerable populations, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCLs) are taking precautionary measures in their Leavenworth, Kan., facilities. Effective March 13 and until...

SCL receives Mayoral Award

Sister Vickie Perkins received the Mayor’s Award for Community Service during the Feb. 25 meeting of the Leavenworth City Commission. Sister Vickie is pictured with Mayor Myron Griswold, who presented the award. The City of Leavenworth initiated this award...

On the road with Sister Lin

When Sister Lin Sayatovic completed her ministry in August 2019 as a spiritual coordinator in correctional services, she prayed about what would be next, and she entertained “cloud thoughts” about possibilities.She planned to continue her work as an...

A New Report from Occupied Territory

In 1966, James Baldwin wrote a famous essay entitled, “A Report from Occupied Territory.” In it, he discusses systemic racism, something which he felt was inherent in the policing of African American communities. In response to the recent killing of George Floyd, John...

When a General came to St. Mary’s

Monday, May 25, was Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember those who have died in military service on behalf of the United States. For many, the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., is an often frequented place to remember and...

‘Warm hearts’ in Helena

“Warm Hearts: a drive for new blankets and towels to gift the poor on Valentine’s Day” is in its third year as an ecumenical ministry of the SCL Associates of Helena, Mont. This includes SCL Associates (left to right in photo) Bobby Lavinder, Marion...

MLK Day service project

For the third consecutive year, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCLs) and SCL employees participated in a service project on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in collaboration with Heart to Heart International. Heart to Heart International provides water and...

Brushes with saints

Two different times in her life as a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth, Sister Dolores Erman has had encounters with a saint and with a person who knew one.First, the brush with a saint by association. Around 1966, while serving as principal of a grade...

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