SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT

SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT

U.S. Director of Communications, Little Sisters of the Poor
November 16, 2018  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT
As they celebrated their first Christmas in America 150 years ago, our Little Sisters in Baltimore noted that the donations received included “twelve turkeys, four ducks, sixteen chickens and so many other good things that we didn’t know what to do with it all!” They concluded, “In this country Christmas is like the feast of the poor!”
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August 17, 2018  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT
On August 30, the feast of our foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan, we Little Sisters of the Poor will launch a jubilee year celebrating the 150th anniversary of our Congregation’s arrival in the United States.
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June 15, 2018  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT
The Fortnight for Freedom, which we’ve been celebrating each year at the end of June and beginning of July has recently been reconfigured. Beginning this year, Religious Freedom Week is to be held annually June 22–29. The observance is a bit shorter, but no less important. This year’s theme is “Serving Others in God’s Love.”
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February 16, 2018  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT
I began the new year with 8,000 college students at the Student Leadership Summit (SLS18) of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). It was an inspiring event that enabled us Little Sisters to engage with hundreds of enthusiastic young people on fire for their Catholic faith.
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December 1, 2017  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT
TED is a media organization that posts online talks under the slogan “ideas worth spreading.” Earlier this year Pope Francis surprised the world by digitally giving his own TED Talk at the organization’s annual conference in Vancouver. In his nearly 20 minute talk, our Holy Father challenged his listeners to ignite a much-needed revolution of tenderness in our world.
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November 3, 2017  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT
This time of year always brings me back to my childhood. With fond nostalgia, I remember the pinecone turkeys we made in Girl Scouts, the pilgrim costumes my mother painstakingly sewed and the necklaces made of painted pasta that my sisters and I managed to pull apart, scattering raw macaroni all over the back seat of the car, on our way to grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving.
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October 20, 2017  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT
Each October we observe Respect Life Month in dioceses around the United States. This year’s theme is “Be Not Afraid,” but of what, or whom, are we supposed to not be afraid?
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June 16, 2017  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT
In college, I grew in my Catholic faith and had a strong experience of religious pluralism. I was involved in the Newman Center daily, but I also had many non-Catholic friends and even frequented Hillel House, the Jewish student center.
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March 3, 2017  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT
A few days ago I met a very little girl who made a big impression on me. Grace and her older brother Benedict suffer from a rare genetic disorder that has resulted in serious hearing impairment and limited physical growth.
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February 17, 2017  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT
Over Christmas, two of my family members were talking about a mutual friend who, though chronically ill, routinely does heroic acts of kindness for others.
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