We, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, Texas, are a multi-cultural, international Congregation of Catholic women religious. We are consecrated to God as clear signs of the presence and power of this intimate and sacrificial love at work in the world.
Our deepest desire in everything is to promote the fundamental dignity of persons, demonstrating our Incarnational charism.
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PERPETUAL PROFESSION OF VOWS
Pictured from left to right: Sister Annunciata Kavinya Kisuva, Bishop Dominic Kimengich, Sister Elizabeth Jepkorir Kiptoo and Sister Kevina Keating
Sisters Annunciata Kavinya Kisuva and Elizabeth Jepkorir Kiptoo made their Perpetual Profession of Vows as members of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, Texas, on December 11, 2014 at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Nairobi, Kenya. The main celebrant was Bishop Dominic Kimengich. Sister Kevina Keating, Congregational Leader, accepted their vows. Sisters, family and friends participated in the joyful celebration.
Congratulations to Sisters Annunciata and Elizabeth as they begin their lives as perpetually professed members of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word!
PLAQUE INSTALLED IN THE SHRINE OF THE NOTRE-DAME DE FOURVIÈRE
A new plaque has been placed in the Chapel in Lyon, France, where Mass was celebrated by Bishop Claude Marie Dubuis with the first three Sisters of our Congregation prior for their departure for Galveston, Texas, on September 24, 1866.
During the 2014 CHRISTUS Health Heritage Pilgrimage, this plaque was installed in the Chapel, known as the Shrine of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and also as the Virgin Chapel, as a permanent reminder of the faith and commitment of our founders. Our Congregation is a co-sponsor of CHRISTUS Health, as is the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio.
In a book on the history of our Congregation, entitled Serving with Gladness, Sister Mary Loyola Hegarty relates an account where the first three of our Sisters, Mother Blandine Matelin, Sister Ange Escudé and Sister Joseph Roussin, along with other missionaries, celebrated Mass with Bishop Dubuis of the Diocese of Galveston at the Chapel before leaving on their mission to Texas.
The Hill of Fourvière has always been a popular place of pilgrimage and is also where the Monastery of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament and the Hospital of the Antiquaille are located.