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Inducted Into Hall of Honor

The late S. Rose Elizabeth Bumgarner was inducted into Catholic Central High School’s Alumni Hall of Honor on Saturday, Sept. 20. Sister graduated from the Springfield, Ohio, high school in 1948 and went on to minister as teacher and principal in schools in Ohio and Michigan.

Carroll High School Honors SC

Congratulations to S. Mary Alice Stein, who was inducted into the Carroll High School (Dayton, Ohio) Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 27. S. Mary Alice was honored for her lasting and profound effect on the high school, its students and its community through her commitment to Catholic education and her active involvement, leadership and support of the school. Sister served as the school’s English and Latin teacher for 43 years (1967-2010).

Ministry in Motion

S. Nancy Bramlage is keeping Mount St. Joseph University’s mission alive and ever present as the director of the university’s Office of Mission and Ministry.


"It's useless, even dangerous, to be forever analyzing our soul and picking it apart so as to give an account of every least thought."
- Louise de Marillac

Blandina Segale
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Novice Tracy Kemme shares her spiritual and vocational journey to becoming a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati.

October E-VŌc
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July Mission Electronic
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Associates Make
Lifetime Commitments

(From left) Director of Associates Mary Jo Mersman with
Associate Lee Hemminger

(From left) Associate Lynnessa Gallagher with S. Louise Lears

Congratulations to Lynnessa Gallagher and Lee Hemminger who made their Lifetime Commitments as Associates in Mission during the Fall Congregational Day on Saturday, Sept. 27 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lynnessa, who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, also celebrates her 25th anniversary as an Associate in Mission; she made her original commitment on Sept. 16, 1989. Lee, a Colorado Associate, made her original commitment on Dec. 1, 1996.

Associate Spotlight

In 2014, Barbara Raymond celebrated 25 years as an Associate in Mission with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. In addition, she made her lifetime commitment to the Community in June. To read more about this Cincinnati Associate …

Celebrating the Gifts of Autumn

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 18 to celebrate four gifts autumn gives to us: beauty, harvest, fallowness and letting go. Using scripture, nature, music, stories, and humor, this gentle day explores ways we can emulate this rich season in our everyday spiritual lives. The retreat will be presented by Melannie Svoboda, SND, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; cost is $45 ($40 if registered before Oct. 8). For more information...

Sister Spotlight

Meet S. Donna Steffen. S. Donna is the Community's Novice Director. To learn more about Sister's ministry...

Autumn Ambience

Thick leaf-fall glows
amber, ochre, bronze
on yards, walks and lawn.
Gutters gather gold dust.
Afternoon sunlight...
bounces colors skyward,
charges ambient air
a mellow yellow.
And I, who walk amid
this Midas mist,
am gilded head to toe,
a living statue
raised to honor Autumn.
- S. Anna Maria Ahl, SC, 2008

End Slavery Cincinnati’s Anti-Human Trafficking,
Street Outreach Program needs your help!

A trained team of volunteers and End Slavery Cincinnati staff go out to the streets of Cincinnati to connect with women being exploited in the commercial sex industry and to offer support. As a team, they distribute gift bags which include basic essentials for victims and outreach efforts to spread awareness and understanding. They offer encouragement and a source of hope, letting human trafficking victims know that they are there to serve them. To learn more ...
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Food for the Soul

The Sisters of Charity Art Collection contains many beautiful reproductions of masters’ artwork. Some of this paintings are hung in locations not frequented by many. In an effort to make this art more assessable, the Communications Office and the Archives began displaying one of these paintings in the Motherhouse Dining Room each month. Accompanying the art is an account of how it came to be in the art collection, a brief history of the art, and of the artist and his style. August's featured artwork is the Motherhouse organ. Click here to read more ...

Vatican to Open Sainthood
Cause for S. Blandina Segale

The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati are pleased to announce that the cause for the canonization of S. Blandina Segale, SC  has been approved. This is the first step towards canonization; the cause is being led by the board of St. Joseph’s Children, Albuquerque, New Mexico, a member of Catholic Health Initiatives. To view a press release… To learn more about S. Blandina...

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 purchase a copy...

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 rbechtle@scny.org. To view publications available for purchase ...

Are you looking to improve your own or others health and healing? Sister of Charity Josetta Marie Chu’s Exercises from East to West offers doable exercises to help one’s physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Order your copy today! For more info …

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