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In the Company of Charity

Episode 15: Director General

In the Company of Father Bernard Schoepfer • March 19, 2019

In this episode of our Sounds of the Motherhouse series, Sister Liz Sjoberg sits down with Director General of the Daughters of Charity, Father Bernard Schoepfer, C.M, to talk about what his job means and how it is important to the Company. Stick around for the Vincentian Pulse where we hear Salve Regina sung from the Motherhouse Evening Prayers!

Episode 14: A Vocation Story

In the Company of Sister Dafina Grabanica • March 12, 2019

In this episode of Sounds from the Motherhouse, Sister Liz is in the company of Sister Dafina Grabanica, a Daughter of Charity originally from Kosovo. Sister Dafina shares her vocation story and how it led her to the Motherhouse in Paris. In the Vincentian Pulse, you'll hear Daughters of Charity singing The Angelus as a part of their evening prayer in the Motherhouse chapel.

Episode 13: Religious Life in South Korea

In the Company of Sister Martha Kim, D.C. • March 5, 2019

This episode is the first episode in our "Sounds of the Motherhouse" series, a series of podcasts recorded during Sister Elizabeth & Sister Liz's trip to the Daughter of Charity Motherhouse in Paris. Our hosts are joined by Sister Martha Kim, a Daughter of Charity from South Korea, shares what it's like to be a part of the Catholic faith during this time in her home country. The Vincentian Pulse features Daughters of Charity singing the Magnificat in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal at the Motherhouse.

Episode 12: Organ Donations

In the Company of Linnea Ryer • February 26, 2019

In this episode, Sister Liz Sjoberg, D.C., is in the company of Linnea Ryer. Linnea talks about her role as a Family Support Specialist at Unyts, an Organ Procurement Organization and her role in saving lives. Sister Elizabeth Greim, D.C., uses the Vincentian Pulse to reflect on the legacy that St. Louise de Marillac left. Link to organ donation story mentioned in the episode: https://www.wgrz.com/mobile/video/news/heart-donation-part-2/71-d91f25b1-2e00-413c-af99-a8cedc454bb0

Episode 11: Puerto Rico & Hurricane Maria

In the Company of Sister Iliana Aponte, D.C. • February 12, 2019

In this episode, Sister Liz Sjoberg, D.C., is in the company of Sister Iliana Aponte, a Daughter of Charity originally from Puerto Rico. Sister Iliana talks about what life was like for her family in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria as well as what life was like for the Daughters of Charity living in Puerto Rico. As Spanish is Sister Iliana's first language, parts of her interview are in Spanish and translated to English using an interrupter.

Episode 10: Art in Ministry

In the Company of Sister Ellen LaCapria, D.C. • January 29, 2019

In this episode, Sister Elizabeth Greim, D.C., is in the company of Sister Ellen LaCapria, D.C., to talk about the ways in which art has been the constant in her different ministries. From teacher to nurse to hospital administer, art has been included every step of the way. In the Vincentian Pulse, Sister Liz Sjoberg, D.C., talks about another Daughter of Charity who loved art--foundress, St. Louise de Marillac. See some of Sister Ellen's art on our Facebook page!

Episode 9: Ministering in the Congo

In the Company of Sister Mary Felice • January 15, 2019

Sister Liz Sjoberg, D.C., is in company of Sister Mary Felice, D.C., a missionary Daughter of Charity serving in the Congo. Together, they talk about what it means to be a missionary sister, how Sister Mary ended up in the Congo, and how you can help! In the Vincentian Pulse, Sister Elizabeth Greim, D.C., reflects on recent encyclicals.

Episode 8: Discernment 101

In the Company of Sister Lisa Laguna • January 1, 2019

In this episode, Sister Liz Sjoberg, D.C., is in the company of Sister Lisa Laguna, D.C., vocation director for the Daughters of Charity, Province of the West. Sister Lisa gives an overview of discernment & what the process is like. In the Vincentian Pulse, Sister Georgina Severin, D.C., reflects on the New Year and the special traditions Daughters have to end the year!

Episode 7: Authentic Friendships

In the Company of Lauren Scharmer • December 18, 2018

In this episode, Sister Liz Sjoberg, D.C., chats with youth minister, Lauren Scharmer, about authentic friendships. They discuss the purpose for our friendships and how to recognize an authentic friend. Sister Lisa Laguna, D.C., ends the episode by reflecting on the friendship of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, the two founders of the Daughters of Charity. To watch the music videos mentioned in this episode, visit https://called2.be/MusicVideos.

Episode 6: The Vincentian Charism

In the Company of David Romero • December 4, 2018

In this episode, Sister Georgina Severin, D.C., talks about what it means to be Vincentian with her coworker, David Romero. They discuss the Vincentian charism and how this is taught to and seen in lay individuals working alongside Daughters of Charity. In the Vincentian Pulse, Sister Denise LaRock, D.C., reflects on the beginning of Advent and how we can relate the history of the season to today's world. To learn more about the Vincentian charism, you can visit these sites: - Daughters of Charity Vocations: www.daughters-of-charity.com - DoC, Province of Los Altos Hills: www.daughtersofcharity.com - DoC, Province of St. Louise: www.daughtersofcharity.org - DoC, International: www.filles-de-la-charite.org - Vincentian Family: www.famvin.org - International Project Services: www.daughtersips.org

Episode 5: Discernment and Formation Over Time

In the Company of Sister Mary John & Josephine Lomasney • November 20, 2018

In this episode, Sister Salvatrice Murphy, D.C., is joined by two members of her community, Sister Mary John Code, D.C., and Josephine Lomasney, a pre-postulant with the Daughters of Charity. Together, they discuss the ways in which discernment and formation have evolved over the years as well as what drew them to religious life and the Daughters of Charity, giving advice to those to follow. In the Vincentian Pulse, Sister Elizabeth Greim, D.C., explains the three important upcoming feast days and what they mean to the community.

Episode 4: Working with Refugees, Part II

In the Company of Jenn Cieslewitz-DiCaprio, Part II • November 6, 2018

This episode is a continuation of the previous episode of In the Company of Charity. In this episode, Sister Elizabeth Greim, D.C., continues her conversation with Jenn Cieslewitz-DiCaprio from the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. The two go deeper into the impact that the center has on newly arrived refugees and themselves.

Episode 3: Working with Refugees

In the Company of Jenn Cieslewitz-DiCaprio • October 23, 2018

In this episode of "In the Company of Charity," Sister Elizabeth Greim, D.C., chats with her coworker at the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, Jenn Cieslewitz-DiCaprio. The pair discuss the center, the refugees they assist, and the most impactful and surprising parts of their work. To learn more about the center, visit mvrcr.org. For questions or comments, email us at companyofcharity@gmail.com.

Episode 2: Vincentian Mission Corps

In the Company of Bella Davila • October 9, 2018

Sister Liz Sjoberg, D.C., talks with Bella Davila about her time in the Vincentian Mission Corps. They discuss Bella's placement at L'Arche and the challenges and joys it brought to her life and how it changed her outlook on "poverty." Listen to learn how you can find the same joys and challenges by working with the poor!

Episode 1: Hard Times

In the Company of Sister Denise LaRock • September 25, 2018

Your hosts Sister Elizabeth Greim, D.C., and Sister Liz Sjoberg, D.C., discuss the origins of the podcast, the history of the Daughters of Charity, and their own ministries. Special guest Sister Denise LaRock, D.C., shares her personal story and gives advice to those who may be going through hard times.