Circle of Love
Circle of Love added Family to the seven points: Circle of Love Family
By definition, a circle is a curved line with every point equal distance from the point to the center and bound together by a common interest. The seven point program of the “Circle of Love” is bound together by the common interest – love.
The image above is symbolic of our CIRCLE OF LOVE program. By definition, a circle is a curved line with every point equal distance from the point of the center and bound together by the common interest. The seven point program of the CIRCLE OF LOVE is bound together by the common interest- LOVE.
The small heart in the center is taken from the logo of the HEART SPEAKS TO HEART program. By utilizing this portion of the logo and part of the Heart Speaks to Heart program that is compatible with the Circle of Love, a smooth transition occurs.
The Cross and Crown in the center of the heart is the national symbol of the Order- the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
The seven points selected indicate the needs of the Church and community best served by the Catholic Daughters. The program itemizes these needs with suggestions on how Catholic Daughters can effectively serve.
The “CIRCLE OF LOVE’ program portions of this Web site are gathered to assist Catholic Daughters in working with the Church and community. We are indeed very aware of the needs in society that are deeply affecting today’s generation, the elderly, and human life. To be effective in promoting good works, we must reach out and make a difference in the lives of those who are suffering, whether it be through their own fault or the circumstances in which they find themselves. If we are to be “Jesus hands and feet” as is pledged in the Act of Consecration during the Installation Ceremony, then we must use the talents He gave us, become educated in new fields, volunteer our services and financial assistance where needed.
Local Courts are asked to select those portions of the programs that their members feel comfortable working on in their area. If many projects are selected, the task can become burdensome and little is accomplished. Members need to experience fulfillment when the projects are completed. This can happen when courts are selective in choosing court programs.
An example is Court Craigie #94, Iowa City’s project depicted showing off the dresses they have made for our Little Dresses project. Some ladies sew at home, while others joining our monthly sewing day. Not all participants are members of the court. They have learned about the project from bulletin announcements in the Iowa City parishes. They even have a few ladies from the Washington court who have been coming.
They recently delivered 160 dresses, 110 baby wash cloths, 8 plastic bag sleeping mats, 39 short sets and used clothing to the Orphan Grain Train and received a tour of the project’s facility.
Many persons were involved in the formation of “Circle of Love”. The National Board, members of the National Office and State Officers all had a part in the final adaptation. Thanks goes to each one of them.
State Committee Chairpersons 2019-2021