The first circle of the Order was founded in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1897, for the purpose of uniting all Catholic women in a sisterhood to achieve the following aims…
“You, as women, have your own gift to offer to the Church – a gift that is very precious and very needed.”
St. Francis Circle #232 of Wilson, KS sponsored a special activity to promote First Eucharist and the Daughters of Isabella involvement with youth. At a meeting the Circle members created prayer cards on the computer. Each card displayed the picture of Blessed Imelda, the patroness of First Communicants. First Communion medals were purchased by circle and blessed by the Father Steve Heina. The medals were attached to the cards with red ribbons and labels promoting the Daughters of Isabella. The cards were given at First Communion to communicants at St. Ignatius parish, St. Bernard’s parish, and St. Wenceslaus parish. This activity demonstrates our members’ willingness to share their faith with the youth and promote the good works of the Daughters of Isabella in the community.
St Margaret Mary Circle #1445 became the first circle of the Daughters of Isabella instituted in Georgia on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with 39 women becoming Charter Members. Following the Conferral of Degrees, the Installation of Officers was held in the Parish Hall. Installing Officer was Elaine Leger, International Organizer and Past International Regent; assisted by Mrs Carolyn Howell and Mrs Dale LoStocco, of Cookeville, TN. The Knights of Columbus of Council # 15848 acted as Marshalls for the Installation.
Newly Installed Officers: Regent- Terry McKitrick; Vice Regent – Marcia Pecot; Honorary Past Regent- Anne Whitlock; Financial Secretary- Marge Smith; Recording Secretary- Joanne Smalley; Treasurer- Hillary Singleton; Chancellor- Peggy Ballou; Custodian – Muffet Puckett; Senior Auditor- Sandy Dryden; Scribe- Claire Willis; Chaplain – Monisgnor Edward Thein.
On behalf of the International Board and the circles in the United States and Canada, we welcome our newest Circle and wish them many years of happiness as they begin their journey as Sisters, working together in Unity, Friendship and Charity.