Our Sisters in the Civil War
This year marks the end of the sesquicentennial commemoration of the American Civil War. The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, many experienced nurses at St. John’s Hospital in Cincinnati, were called upon to serve through the duration of the war. With about 100 Sisters in the Congregation, it is safe to estimate that more than half nursed in some capacity. Throughout the war, S. Anthony O’Connell was regarded as the leading spirit of the Community and became known to the larger whole as “The Angel of the Battlefield”. To read an excerpt from S. Anthony’s journal during her service at Shiloh …
Come to us, O Spirit of God, dwelling within us this Pentecost. We long to live our lives in peace and integrity with humankind, the Earth and all her creatures. Touch our heart with visions of justice and a deep desire to serve. We count on you to guide us. Amen
Employees Recognized for Service
The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati recognized employees for their years of service at a celebration on Tuesday, May 19 in the Cedars Auditorium. Employees celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 35 years of service were acknowledged. In addition 10 retirees were also recognized. Congratulations to all employees and their many years of dedicated service.
"Tell them to ask God for the grace to accomplish the good they want to do."
- Louise de Marillac
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Drum Circle Draws Large Crowd
Approximately 50 Sisters and Associates gathered in the Cedars Auditorium on May 16 to enjoy the timeless rhythms of self-expression. An initiative of EarthConnection, the Drum Circle – led by S. Shirley Le Blanc - invites participants to share in this group expression by listening to the beat of their own heart. The Drum Circle will continue to meet regularly throughout the year.
Harpers’ Robin Performs
The Cincinnati Harpers’ Robin presented Songs of Creation, Joy and Peace on Saturday, May 16 in the Motherhouse chapel. Sisters Montiel Rosenthal and Paula Mary Russell joined five other harpists to play selections that included “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”, “Star in the East”, and “In May”.
Associates Host Ice Cream Social
Cincinnati Associates hosted the annual spring Ice Cream Social on Sunday, May 17 in Mother Margaret Hall. Sisters enjoyed ice cream sundaes and the opportunity to visit with a number of SC Associates during the afternoon gathering.
Garlic Mustard Pull
Sisters and volunteers came together on Saturday, May 16 to remove garlic mustard from the old growth forest at Mount St. Joseph. Garlic mustard is an invasive weed which crowds out wild flowers and secretes an enzyme that kills trees. Many thanks to students and faculty from DePaul Cristo Rey High School who helped with the project.
Closing the Circle
(From left) Mary Klecan, Associate Mary Ellen Williams and Michael Mary Hubner
In April, Associate and former member, Mary Ellen Williams joined former member Mary Klecan and their friend Michael Mary Hubner for a visit. Learn more about their relationship from their days at St. Vincent Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico…
S. Georgia Kitt looks back 50 years to her first meeting with the Sisters of Charity. To read ...
April Mission Electronic
Mission is the quarterly electronic newsletter dedicated to promoting the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. To view ...
Dayton Associate Carla Rush recently became the mission advancement coordinator for the North American Conference of Associates and Religious. To learn more about our Associate in Mission and her connection with the SC Community …
Save the Date!
The next Year of Consecrated Life activities will take place on Saturday, June 13 and Friday, June 19. The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati will be partnering with Price Hill organizations to host service opportunities for individuals of all ages.
Our plan is to have the volunteers collaborate for three hours (arrive at 9 a.m. and leave by noon). We will invite all participants to then go to the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse for lunch and to have an opportunity to talk about the experience together and visit with Sisters. We encourage all Sisters, Associates and employees in the area to participate.
Please mark your calendars and be sure to check our website as the dates get closer to learn how you can help Wake Up the World! To learn more about the Year of Consecrated Life …
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 …
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 ...