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Record #: R2013-423   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/10/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 4/10/2013
Title: Congratulations extended to Daughters of St. Mary of Providence on 100th anniversary
Sponsors: Cullerton, Timothy M.
Attachments: 1. R2013-423.pdf
RESOLUTION IN TRIBUTE TO THE DAUGHTERS OF ST. MARY OF PROVIDENCE
ON IT'S CENTENNITAL ANNIVERSARY OF TREATING THE DEVELOPMENTAL!^ DISABLED

WHEREAS, in May of 1913, Mother Rose Bertolini and her Sisters, the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, arrived in Chicago, IL, to begin a work with Italian immigrants at Santa Maria Addolorata Parish, and later, in 1925, took over what was previously St. Pascal's Parish at 4242 N. Austin and became among the first institution in the Midwest to establish a ministry providing for the needs of the developmentally disabled; and

WHEREAS, the City Council has been notified of this 100lh Anniversary Year of the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence by the Honorable Timothy Cullerton, Alderman of the 38th Ward; and

WHEREAS, the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence (DSMP) are sometimes called the Guanellian Sisters after their founder, Saint Louis Guanella. The Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, a Religious Congregation of Pontifical Rite, live under the auspices of the Holy Father, and the direction of the Church. This love and fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church is an outstanding quality that every Sister fosters through a total commitment to God of a life in service of the Church. DSMP profess the three vows of Chastity, Poverty and Obedience in a communion of life as religious sisters. They spread the "culture of charity" of St. Louis Guanella to fourteen countries around the world: Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Romania, India, the Philippines, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Mexico, Canada and the United States. The Immaculate Conception Province comprises Canada, Mexico, the Philippines and the United States; and

WHEREAS, over the past ten decades, the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence continue to embrace persons with developmental disabilities. In 1945, St. Mary of Providence completed the a school building for the residents; 1952 the first day program, students were admitted; 1956 a gym auditorium was constr...

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