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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SURPRISED BY THE SPIRIT
Sr. Barbara O’Dea, DW
Recently, two apparently unrelated events in the Church presented believers with a VISION and an unprecedented CALL to an awakening of consciousness. Personally, I do not believe in coincidences. I do believe that there are moments of convergence when the voice of the Spirit breaks through the dizzying pace of our lives to call us to action. Unexpected, unpredictable, beyond our control, they signal the action of the transforming Spirit of God at work in the world. Surprised by the Spirit, for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, they represent a call to action.
The first was the surprise visit of our new bishop, John Barres to the noon Mass at Infant Jesus on July 2nd. The bishop arrived early to spend time meeting and greeting parishioners before the celebration. During his homily, Bishop Barres’ passion and enthusiasm were evident as he proclaimed his vision of dramatic missionary growth for the church on Long Island. He addressed a call to all of us to become collaborators in making the vision a reality.
The bishop drew our attention to the feast of Saints Peter & Paul coming up during the week. Peter: the first to answer Jesus’ question: Who do you say that I am? “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” That same Peter denied Jesus and ran away from the tragedy and suffering of his passion and death. Humbled by his failures, transformed by the Spirit, Peter repented. Jesus entrusted to this very human Peter the responsibility to build the community of disciples.
Jubilee 2017 Celebrating 80, 70, 60 and 50 Years of Consecrated Life
February Jubilarians include (pictured above R-L) Sr. Marie Franck, 80 years,
Sr. Emma Rohn, 70 years and Sr. Agnes Bracken, 60 years.
August Jubilarians include (pictured above R-L) Sr. Joan Klemballa, Sr. Rosemary McKenna and Sr. Marilyn Soeder, 60 Years and (pictured below R-L) Sr. Lucille Clynes and Sr. Teresa de Jesus Aguilar Avila, 50 Years.
Find us at
YARD SALE 2017
Join us for our annual
Yard Sale on
Saturday, September 30th and Sunday October 1st
from 10 am to 3 pm
MISSION FUND GRANTS
$86,000 in Mission Fund Grants Awarded in 2016
The pre-application period for 2017 grant proposals is closed. Good luck to all those who applied!
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 54 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.
As members of the LCWR, the leadership team of the Daughters of Wisdom shares with you the letter written to President Trump by the LCWR and CMSM.
SILVER SPRING (January 18, 2017). The Presidents of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) representing the elected leaders of more than 55,000 Catholic religious sisters, brothers, and priests sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump reminding him of the gift and responsibility of leadership...Read more.
Sr. Marguerite White, DW
Friends of Wisdom we are saddened to report the passing of Sr. Marguerite White, DW (Sr. Christine of the Assumption) on July 2, 2017 at 88 years of age. In her final days Sister was in the company of family and friends. Having worked her entire ministry in healthcare and social work, Sr. Marguerite was 66 years professed. She will be waked on Friday, July 7th at Maloney Funeral Home in Port Jefferson, NY from 2 – 4 PM with a prayer service at at 3 PM; and from 7 – 8 PM. The funeral mass is Saturday, July 8 at 10:30 AM at St. Louis DeMontfort Church in Sound Beach, NY, the burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Coram, NY following the mass. Sr. Marguerite will be greatly missed by her family, friends and Sisters of the Daughters of Wisdom, USA Province. She is survived by her sister Ann Sweeney, brother-in law, Ned, numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Donations may be made in her memory at http://daughtersofwisdom.org/donate.php
Euology by Sr. Ann Casagrande, DW