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25 March in History


1634: In Paris. Louise de Marillac, authorized by Monsieur Vincent, renovates her vow of widowhood.

1642: As a souvenir of Mother Louise consecration of her life into service of Lord Of Charity chosen by Daughters of Charity for the Solemnity of Annunciation to celebrate renovation of their vows, during the Mass for the day, Mother Louise, sr Barbara Angeboust and three other Sisters take their perpetual vows to give their whole life to service of poor.

1644: During the Mass on the Solemnity of Annunciation, in the church of St. Nicholas de Chardonnet, Louise de Marillac. sr Barbara Angeboust and three more sisters renew their vows, taken two years before, of living the whole life in chastity, obedience, poverty and service of the poor.

1657: In Paris, brother John Jourdain dies. He was the first brother coadjutor in the Congregation of the Mission which he entered on February 13, 1627. Earlier he was equerry master and master of the house of marquise de Maignelay.

1805: Elizabeth Ann Seton receives her First Communion at St. Peter's Church, Barclay Street, New York City.

1808: Elizabeth Ann Seton makes vows for one year and given title of "Mother" by John Carroll, bishop of Baltimore.

1813: A decree demands City of Paris to purchase the l'Hôtel de Châtillon (at rue de Bac, presently Motherhouse) and install Daughters of Charity there as they were installed in the residence at rue du Vieux-Colombier until the Revolution.

1824: In the age of 35,Joseph Rosati,CM is consecrated coadjutor bishop of New Orleans by Msgr Louis Dubourg, bishop of Florida and Louisiana in Donaldsonville, Louisiana.

1850: Union of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph's founded by Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg,MD in 1809 and the Congregation of Daughters of Charityof St. Louise and St. Vincent.

1852: Group of sisters from community of Sisters of Charity pof St.Joseph, persuaded and assisted by archbishop of Cincinnati msgr John Purcell, establish an independent religious diocesan community of Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. These sisters didn't want to accept union of their Emmitsburg based community with 'French' Daughters of Charity. They wanted to preserve American character and heritage of their community. In 1920s they transferred to papal rights company by introducing new Constitutions and changing traditional Setonian style dress to modern one. Presently, about 500 sisters and 150 lay associates (women and men) work in 34 US dioceses and in Guatemala.

1911: 659 Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCN) make perpetual vows for the first time. The community was established in 1812 by nineteen year old Catherine Spaldiong and her two associates. They responded to bishop's David of Bardstwon, Kentucky call for assistance in ministering to the needs of the people of the area. The community follows the rule of St. Vincent de Paul. Presently SCN sisters serve in 20 states in the U.S.A., in India, Nepal and Belize, Central America.

1937: By the decree of Congregation for Eastern Churches signed by cardinal Eugene Gabriel Tisserant Prefecture Apostolic of Tigré on Abyssinian territories (Presently Ethiopia and Eritrea) is erected and confined to Italian Vincentians. Prefect's residence was established in Adigrat.

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  • 1 - "Centesimus Annus" John Paul II - 1991
  • 2 - Birthday of St. Catherine Labouré - 1806 (Pronounces vows for the first time 1835)
  • 2 - Vincent de Paul is installed as Cure of Clichy, France 1612
  • 4 - Jean-Marie Odin, CM ordained at St. Mary's in Perryville, MO 1823; will become the first Bishop of Galveston, Texas in 1848 and second Archbishop of New Orleans in 1861
  • 5 - "Challenge of Peace" US Bishop's - 1983
  • 11 - First Sisters of Charity of New York arrive in Halifax, Nova Scotia - 1849
  • 12 - Bishop Thaddeus Amat, CM second Bishop of Montery, CA, (presently Archdiocese of Los Angeles) dies in Los Angeles 1878
  • 12 - John Joseph Lynch, CM the first Archbishop of Toronto, Canada dies 1888
  • 15 - "Rerum Novarum" Leo XIII - 1891
  • 15 - "Quadregesimo Anno" Pius XI - 1931
  • 15 - "Octogesima Adveniens" Paul VI - 1971
  • 16 - St. Gianna Beretta Molla, canonized on May 16th, 2004
  • 17 - St. Vincent de Paul gives the community a copy of the Constitutions and Rules of the Congregation of the Mission 1658
  • 20 - Pier Giorgio Frassati, a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, beatified 1990
  • 21 - Vincent de Paul sends first missionaries to Madagascar 1648
  • 24 - Leo Raymond de Neckère, CM, is consecrated bishop at St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans 1830
  • 25 - Blessed Rosalie Rendu enters the Daughters of Charity in Paris 1802
  • 27 - St. Francis Regis Clet, CM beatified by Pope Leo XIII 1900
  • 28 - Catherine Labouré beatified by Pope Pius XI 1933
  • 30 - Feast of St. Monica, Louise de Marillac makes a vow of widowhood -1623