Welcome to the website of the Daughters of Wisdom, United States Province. The United States Province was established in 1949.
The spirituality of the Daughters of Wisdom is that of seeking Wisdom in ordinary, everyday experience.
As Daughters of Wisdom, we see all reality— creation, humankind, the joys and struggles of life—as interconnected sacred reality. For more than 300 years, we have ministered to countless women, men, and children, desiring to share with all our heritage of Wisdom spirituality.
We follow in the spiritual footsteps of our co-founders, St. Louis Marie de Montfort and Blessed Marie Louise Trichet. At the beginning of the 18th century in France, they were captivated by Divine Wisdom.
We are called in community to seek and to contemplate Divine Wisdom, present in a world that hungers for meaning, justice and compassion. We seek to bring the message of Jesus, Incarnate Wisdom, to people experiencing injustice, violence, poverty and oppression, especially women and children.
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READY FOR THE JOURNEY?
Sr. Barbara O'Dea, DW
Coming Soon! Lent begins this week. This season does not stand alone. Rather, it derives its meaning from what follows. Our annual Lenten journey is all about exploring how we have lived our baptismal commitment to God this year. Its purpose is to prepare the Church, catechumens and the community of believers alike, for covenant-making and covenant renewal at Easter.
Every year the Church offers us a lengthy season of renewal - 40 days of Lent to look deep into our hearts, to be reconciled to God and to others, culminating in a 3-day Easter feast, Holy Thursday to Easter, to solemnly renew our commitment to God in Jesus Christ, then 50 days of celebration. Yes, the whole Easter season, Easter to Pentecost, is one great celebration! A total of 90 days, a quarter of each liturgical year, is dedicated to the deepening and renewal of our life in Christ. Are you ready?
Clearly, diving into Lent is a challenge; it is also a gift of time to search deeply into your own heart to nurture your gifts and repent of your failings. Plan ahead. As you prepare for the journey, ask yourself: Am I a better person than I was a year ago? How have I grown in my relationship with God? How do I express it? How about your relationship with others – family members, co-workers, friends? Where is my growth?
Past Wisdom Reflections
'Tis the New Year' Sr. Barbara O'Dea, DW
Become All God Created You To Be Sr. Barbara O'Dea, DW
A Healing Vision for Our World Sr. Mary Stuart, DW
Wisdom Dwells With Experience Sr. Lucy Clynes, DW
Surprised by the Spirit Sr. Barbara O'Dea
Before I Built A Wall Sr. Marie Chiodo
Sisters Celebrate Jubilee Years
February 2018- Pictured above (L-R) Sr. Florence Veronica Byrne, DW (Sr. Veronica of the Cross), Sr. Patricia Curreri, DW (Sr. Fidelis Mary of the Immaculate) and Sr. Joan Zielinski, DW (Sr. Edward Marie of the Immaculate) all reach milestone Jubilees this month. Sr. Veronica celebrates 70 years, and Sr. Pat and Sr. Joan celebrate 60 years of profession.
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2017 Wisdom Mission Grants Awarded
Since 2014 over $370,000 has been awarded through Mission Grants. Organizations that address injustice, violence, poverty, and oppression, especially among women and children, are candidates for annual grants. The fund awards annual grants up to $15,000 and allows for two consecutive years of funding. This year the Provincial Council granted eight organizations a total of $99,528. They include The Center for Wisdom’s Women, Lewiston, Maine, Salvadoran Enterprises for Women (S.E.W.), Silver Spring, Maryland, Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer, New York, NY, Long Island Federally Qualified Health Center, Westbury, NY, New Opportunities, Inc., Torrington, Connecticut, St. Mary Gate of Heaven Catholic Academy, Ozone Park, NY, The Book Fairies, Freeport, NY and the De La Salle School, Freeport, NY.
ASSOCIATES OF WISDOM
A community within the community of the Wisdom family, Associates of Wisdom share in the spirituality, mission, and history of the congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom.
To learn more about the Associates of Wisdom follow the links below:
Wisdom's Voice- Winter 2016/2017
SOME OF OUR MINISTRIES
See the ways God makes Her presence known in the ordinary experiences of life. Join our Wisdom Spirituality Circle and receive weekly relections. Fire In Our Hearts is for Catholics and persons of all spiritual traditions.
Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires, in the historic town of Litchfield, CT, Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center spans 70 acres of meadows, woods and brooks. Offering year round programs, this interfaith center welcomes those who value seeking and learning in a contemplative environment. The complex includes indoor and outdoor sanctuary areas, and a labyrinth to encourage meditation, prayer and creative thinking.
January 2018- LCWR Denounces the Administrations’ Decision to Rescind TPS for Salvadorans
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious strongly denounces the cruel decision by the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than 200,000 Salvadorans. El Salvador is the fourth country whose citizens have been stripped of their right to protection by President Trump’s administration. Rescinding TPS from human beings under continuing threat of violence of all types is inconsistent with the values and traditions of this nation and with our belief in the dignity of all persons.