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.”
Tucson, Arizona was the site of the institution of the newest circle – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Circle #1443 on Saturday, October 4, 2014 with 37 women at Saints Peter & Paul Church. Following the Conferral of Degrees in Gramer Hall, the Installation of Officers was led by International Past Regent Christiane Chagnon and assisted by Elaine Leger, International Past Regent and Organizer. Mistress of Ceremonies for the events was Sharon Carlo, Office Manager. Members of the Bishop Francis J Green Council #1855 Knights of Columbus acted as Marshals for the Installation of Officers.
Installed Officers were:
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.
Mme Diane Corriveau, International Regent for the Daughters of Isabella, recently announced the winners of the Queen Isabella Foundation Scholarships at the National Catholic School of Social Service at The Catholic University of America for 2014-2015. The three women in the Masters of Social Work program at the University are: Katie Piura; Natalie Sidbury and Bianca Falso, all from Washington, DC. Since 1933, hundreds of students attending the Masters Program in Social Studies have been helped with scholarships to the University because of the generous donations of the members of the Daughters of Isabella.