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Na tional Re ge nt's Message
EAR CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS,
We Are One
Usually when we say we are one, we are
referring to Romans 12:5 and our place in the Mystical
Body, our unique set of diverse yet complementary
skills that work together to form the Church. However,
as Catholic Daughters, we are united and are One on
many other levels.
We are one in the values that we share. Generosity:
willingness to give resources, help or time to others.
Honesty: being truthful and sincere. Integrity: sticking to
your moral and ethical principles and values. Kindness:
being considerate and treating others well.
We are also one in our goals which include not only
being a more committed Catholic woman, but also in
improving the world around us as witnessed by the
charities in our Circle of Love. We are committed to
these goals, and we are driven to be personally the
best we can while reaching out to those in physical and
This in turn, influences our lifestyle. Spirituality
and the development of a personal prayer life become
priorities in our lives. Giving good example to our family
and friends are conscious goals that we try to achieve.
Our order provides numerous opportunities for us to
come together and pray as one.
We are also one in our achievements such as our many
successful builds for Habitat for Humanity including the
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present one going up in Texas. Another achievement
being the establishment of courts in Africa and Peru and
many in the states. There is also the endowments of our
five Projects and ten charities. We unite in celebration
and pride over these experiences.
We are also one in the Shared Experiences of our
ceremonies and conventions. We participate in the
election and installation of our officers on a local, state
and national level. We come together to bid farewell to
our departed sisters and we honor our Regents past and
present. At the state and national convention, we work,
learn and celebrate together. Friends, new and old, come
together for enrichment and enjoyment. Attending these
events, makes the bonds among us stronger.
Most importantly, we are one in our beliefs. We
believe in the Word of God and its place in our lives. We
also believe that together we can be a positive influence
on our society and help to bring about positive change.
As Ryunosuke Satoro said, "Individually, we are one
drop. Together, we are an ocean."
In Unity and Charity,