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Nuns Build 2018


Members of the Sisters of Charity and the SC Federation are in New Orleans, Louisiana, this week to take part in Nuns Build 2018. The House of Charity is hosting Federation Sisters and participants for the week while the group helps to rebuild New Orleans.


From the Border


(From left) Sisters of Charity Associates Patrice Harty and
Evangeline Andarsio doing intake at the Centro Juan Diego
in El Paso, Texas.

We remain ever conscious of our sisters and brothers on the U.S./Mexico border – U.S. residents serving as volunteers, those from Central America who are seeking asylum, those walking through Mexico currently, and our own Sisters and Associates who are responding to the needs they find there. We are assured that all will be met with respect, compassion and love. In the words of our SC Charism Statement: “As pilgrims we pray for the wisdom to know the needs of our sisters and brothers and we dare to risk a caring response.” Sharing some of her learnings from her recent experiences is S. Janet Gildea. READ MORE


Associates Host Fall Soup

Sisters, Associates and Associate candidates enjoyed each other’s company at the annual Fall Soup Luncheon hosted by the Associates on Sunday, Nov. 11. During the afternoon S. Mary Ann Humbert presented to the group on her ministry at Community Matters food pantry. Associates attending were asked to bring items to help restock the pantry.

 
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S. Janet Gildea Honored

Congratulations to Sister of Charity Janet Gildea, who received the Option for the Poor Award from the Peace and Justice Ministry of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, on Thursday, Nov. 8. In her acceptance remarks, S. Janet spoke of the “Real Presence” of Christ in both the Eucharist and in the poor and vulnerable around us.


Continuing to Serve – S. Patrice Vales

Living in the spirit of the Good Samaritan is no small task, but retired Sister of Charity Patrice Vales proves that the smallest act of kindness is sometimes all it takes. READ MORE


Celebrating Veterans

The Sisters of Charity honored staff and Sister veterans on Monday, Nov. 12 in the Motherhouse Dining Room. A special table was reserved for the honored guests to enjoy a meal together while sharing their stories.


Tending Your Soul

God works in mysterious ways. Each one of us lives and witnesses to “God’s voice” in our lives minute by minute. In this “Tending Your Soul” video SC Associate S. Karen Elliott, C.PP.S., discusses the importance of teamwork and community – and how we are stronger together than as one.


Remembering Mother Margaret George

Today, November 12, the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Margaret George, their founding mother. Margaret was an early member of the Sisters of Charity in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and a close associate of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. We invite you to pray with us.


Remembering S. Mary Lou Knapke

Please pray for the repose of the soul of S. Mary Lou Knapke who died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Family and Sisters will greet guests on Tuesday, November 13 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Heritage Room until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 3 p.m. READ MORE


Future of Charity Gathers in New Orleans

As we conclude National Vocation Awareness Week, we celebrate the Future of Charity. Eight members of the Future of Charity and one discerner gathered at the House of Charity in New Orleans, Louisiana, last weekend for fellowship and faith sharing. Guiding their prayer and conversations was the theme of self-awareness and identity. As they listened to Jesus ask his disciples, Who do people say that I am? and Who do you say that I am? (Mk 8:27-30), participants asked themselves: Who do I say I am? and Who do we say we are?

We are women of courage.
We are generative co-creators.
We are bridge-builders and seekers of peace.
We are Sisters of Charity in a global world.
We are women held, formed, and challenged in community.
We are able to see the light in the darkness.
We are women vowed to God.
We are human.
We are love.