Celebrating Valentine’s Day
On this Valentine’s Day ask yourself: “Who gifted me with life?” “How am I living it?” Revisit your own ‘heartstrings’. Early on … Who Influenced me, motivated me, left their imprints? Who helped me to heal, aided me in learning balance, wounded me, taught me to believe? Today, bring your grateful heart. God of Life, you have been there for me all along.
by Alice Ann O'Neill, SC
Mid-winter softly continues
Bright, bleak, white, gray;
January silently within
Easy, difficult, courage, fear;
Prayer singing on
Clear, foggy, beautiful, bumbling;
Heart seeking union
Soften, open, glowing, melting;
God, I need your grace in my life. I admit my weakness.
Touch my soul and penetrate my heart. Let my fasting this Lent be rooted in justice and love for the poor.
Monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery
Visiting the Motherhouse
Monks to Offer Chant/Prayer at Motherhouse Monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery will offer an hour-long chant/prayer with the Sisters of Charity on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Motherhouse chapel. All are invited to attend. The Mount St. Joseph University School of Arts and Humanities will be hosting the Monks for the 2016 Tibetan Sacred Arts Tour during the week. The Monks will create a Sacred Sand Mandala from Monday, Feb. 15 through Thursday, Feb. 18 in the Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery. The opening ceremony for the mandala begins Sunday, Feb. 14 at 4 p.m.
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MMH Celebrates St. Brigid Day
Sisters and residents gathered on Friday, Feb. 5 to celebrate St. Brigid Day, a tradition begun 13 years ago by S. Paula Mary Russell and Mary Pat Burke, director of Resident Services. The gifted Nancy Clark played her Celtic harp. The “Bodran” or Irish drum was played by Frank Clark and Jude Jones entertained with the fiddle. A selection of Irish tunes with a bit of poetry graced the gathering, and Catherine Barron and Rose Cooper (daughters of Mother Margaret Hall employees) served as Irish dancers, adding variety to the afternoon entertainment. Soda bread, an Irish treat, was baked by S. Paula Mary and Mary Pat.
A Global Presence of Benevolence:
SCs in China, 1928-1950
People the world over will celebrate the Year of the Monkey on Feb. 8, a celebration which has been observed annually at the Motherhouse. The festivities serve as a reminder of the years of service the Sisters of Charity devoted to China, and, in general, of the global presence of benevolence they have managed to establish throughout their history. Read more …
Harpers’ Robin Performs
Sisters Montiel Rosenthal and Paula Mary Russell took part in the Saturday, Feb. 6 performance of the Cincinnati Harpers’ Robin. As part of the Cincinnati Early Music Festival, the group performed music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras to a crowd in the Motherhouse chapel.
(From left) Sisters Lois Jean Goettke, Alice Ann O’Neill and Mary Bookser
at S. Alice Ann’s pre-entrance.
S. Alice Ann O’Neill, who is inspired by the music that has filled the Congregation since its founding, shares what called her to religious life. To read…
February Mission Electronic
Mission is the quarterly electronic newsletter dedicated to promoting the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. To view ...
Motherhouse A to Z
The Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse – home to the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati since the late 1800s – is considered a landmark in western Cincinnati. From the exquisite Art Room to the intricate design of the Immaculate Conception Chapel, each of the building’s rooms or features has a rich history to tell. To learn more about the Motherhouse and its many gems visit our A to Z guide …
Books Available to Purchase
Santa Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton is a 4-page brochure written in Spanish, with Mother Seton's life and litany prayer to her. Price: $.50 for 1 copy, $.40 a piece for 6-10 copies, $.30 a piece for 11 or more copies. Free shipping. Order from Regina Bechtle, SC by calling 718-879-5271 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To view publications available for purchase ...
At the End of the Santa Fe Trail recounts the lively experiences of Sister Blandina Segale on her missions in Colorado and New Mexico from 1872 to 1892. To view an informational flyer ...