"The Procession in the Streets of Jerusalem"
by James Tissot
The account from Mark about Jesus coming on a donkey might well serve as a guide for us to journey through this Holy Week. As Jesus is led through the city on the back of a lowly beast of burden he comes as one whose rule is not about being served, but service. His kingdom is built on compassion not might. Let the donkey be the symbol of Jesus’ humility, a humility that empowers us to love all humankind as sisters and brothers, one that rejoices in gratitude to God from whom all life flows.
Jesus, let my faltering steps be guided by you as I struggle to follow you– from agony to trial, from crucifixion to burial. Help me to empty myself of my own wants and hurts so that I may become a vessel of your compassion for others. May I enter, heart and soul, into your ‘Passover,’ from death to life. Amen. (Adapted from the writings of Jay Cormier.)
A Response to Love
S. Delia Sizler reflects on her experience of living a consecrated life.
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Associate Mary Wall Honored
Associate Mary Wall was recognized in March by the Nightingale Society for her 50 years of service in the field of nursing. The Society presented her with the Foundress and Lifetime Achievement Award. Mary made her commitment as an Associate in Mission in 2004.
"Let us love God...but let it be in the strength of our arm and the sweat of our brow."
- St. Vincent de Paul
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One Silence, One Mercy:
A Lenten Retreat with Thomas Merton
Sisters, Associates and friends of the SC Community gathered March 18 and 25 for this Lenten retreat. Christopher Pramuk facilitated the two evenings of Lenten prayer, which joined music and shared silence with a series of brief meditations on the writings of Thomas Merton.
Light of Hearts Villa
Celebrates Feast of St. Louise de Marillac
In honor of the Feast Day of St. Louise de Marillac on March 15, residents and staff of Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, Ohio, gathered for coffee and donuts. The group presented the three Sisters on staff (from left to right: Sisters Sandy Emrich, SCN, Regina Kusnir, SC, and Estelle Chopnak, SCN) with flowers, thanking them for ministering in the spirit of St. Louise.
NACAR Mission Advancement Coordinator
Congratulations to SC Associate Carla Rush, who has been hired as the new mission advancement coordinator for the North American Conference of Associates and Religious (NACAR). Carla brings with her a passion for the Associate movement and the role of the laity in the Church, as well as experience as a volunteer, community leader and relationship builder. Her new position provides assistance to the Board of Directors in the areas of membership recruitment and awareness building.
Seeing Beyond Ourselves
S. Georgia Kitt (right) reconnects with her former student Ann Johnston
at the Motherhouse on Tuesday, March 10.
Ann Johnston, a former student of S. Georgia Kitt, credits her summer tutoring sessions with S. Georgia as making a huge difference in the trajectory of her life. Read more…
January Mission Electronic
Mission is the quarterly electronic newsletter dedicated to promoting the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. To view ...
Join Us On Instagram
The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati are now on Instagram, a photo-based social media application that allows you to scroll through snapshots of your friends’ daily lives as well as post what you want others to see of yours. Learn more…
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 …
Year of Consecrated Life
Pope Francis has declared Nov. 30, 2014, through Feb. 2, 2016, the Year of Consecrated Life. The purpose of the yearlong celebration, according to a Vatican statement, is to “make a grateful remembrance of the recent past” while embracing “the future with hope.”
Pope Francis has asked the Church’s religious sisters, brothers and priests to “wake up the world” with their testimony of faith, holiness and hope. We, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, with the Archdiocese and Church plan to devote this year to the renewal of religious life, the celebration of the witness of members of religious orders and to inviting young people to consider a religious vocation. And, we ask others to join us as we Wake Up The World! To learn more about the Year of Consecrated Life …
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 email@example.com. 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 ...