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.”
Daughters of Isabella Haubstadt Circle #151and the Haubstadt Knights of Columbus Council 2215 worked together for the celebration of the 75th Anniversary to the priesthood of Fr. Hilary Meny, their local 100 year old priest. With the co-operation of the Knights who hosted the celebration, the members of Haubstadt Circle 151 prepared and served a two hour reception for the hometown priest. Fr. Meny still says daily mass at home. His 75th Anniversary to the priesthood, actually on May 14, was celebrated on May 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. Fruit and vegetable trays and dozens of assorted homemade cookies made by the Daughters of Isabella members, and drinks were served by the Daughters to assembled family and friends of Fr. Meny. This activity not only encourages the Knights and the Daughters to work together; it also highlights the importance of vocations.
The meeting was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Hartford, Connecticut, August 7 and 8, 2015 with many State Regents and Vice Regents from the United States and Canada in attendance. The theme for our 2016 International Convention at the Green Valley Ranch Hotel in Henderson, Nevada, was chosen. Information were transmitted to help them to promote our Order and the membership growth. The role and responsibilities of the State Regents were also discussed and up-to-date sheets of the “State Regents Manual” were distributed.