Celebrating milestone CCVI and El Puente anniversaries in J.C.
From France to Texas to points throughout the Jefferson City diocese, the 150-year history of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word (CCVI) continues to echo along the paths they have traveled.-Catholic Missourian
It is reflected in the generations of local Catholics who were taught by CCVI sisters and by people who continue to be served by El Puente‒Hispanic Ministry, which was founded by three CCVIs 20 years ago.
People gathered in St. Peter Church in Jefferson City Sept. 29 to observe both anniversaries.
“Our celebration is a visible witness that the Incarnate Word continues to invite and create community among the People of God in evolving and life-giving ways through the presence of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and our associates, co-ministers and friends,” stated Sister Cathy Vetter, a Jefferson City native and member of the CCVI congregation.
She welcomed the crowd and gave an introduction to the history and impact of the CCVIs and the local Hispanic-ministry community.
Many CCVIs attended the event — some having traveled from San Antonio, Texas, where the congregation was founded — and shared warm embraces and greetings as they were reunited face-to-face.