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Celebrating Earth Day


April 22 is Earth Day! While the day is set aside to demonstrate, on a large scale, support for environmental protection, the Sisters of Charity are called to be life-giving and creative participants in the ongoing life of Earth – every day! Ever aware of the interconnectedness of all creation the Community is committed to the healing of our global home. 


Mercy in Motion


S. Cathy Cahur (center) ministers at Most Holy Redeemer Parish in San Francisco, California, a parish known for sharing God’s compassionate love with all people.  Its mission states that the parish “draws people from isolation to community, from searching to awakening, from indifference to concern, from selfishness to meaningful service, from fear in the midst of adversity to faith and hope in God.” S. Cathy teaches centering prayer; in addition she offers an annual introductory workshop, supports the ongoing weekly prayer gatherings and plans and coordinates the monthly distinguished speaker series. Read more…


EarthConnection
Hosts Girl Scout Troop


Members of the St. Antoninus Brownie Troop visited EarthConnection on Friday, April 15 to learn more about living lightly on Earth. S. Winnie Brubach and Associate Kay Clifton took the troop on a tour of the facility before heading outdoors to weed in the large organic garden and to plant onions. The outing enabled the girls to earn their Household Elf badge – learning tips and pointers to keeping their home clean and green.

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Celebrating
National Poetry Month


The month of April is set aside to celebrate National Poetry Month, a time to celebrate poets and their craft. The following poem is written by the late S. Carita Kemble:

The Magnet
Teardrops of rain
Irresistibly drawn sunward
Create ray-diant paths
From earth to heaven
–Divine Magnet, draw me!


Future of Charity
Meets in April


Members of the Federation’s Future of Charity group met in St. Louis, Missouri, the weekend of April 8. The gathering’s theme was “The Appearance on the Road to Emmaus.” The Future of Charity was formed to build relationships among the younger, newer members of the Sisters of Charity Federation, which is comprised of 12 unique religious congregations founded by St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louise de Marillac and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.


The Call

S. Mary Barbara Philippart credits the example of her family, and the Sisters of Charity who taught her in Michigan, with her decision to enter religious life. To read more …


Celebrating Earth

As we continue to celebrate our Earth this month, we offer this video with images from the organic garden at EarthConnection.  Many hours have been given to caring for and maintaining the garden. The produce harvested is donated to various nonprofit organizations in the Cincinnati area, including the Good Samaritan Free Health Center.


Artistic Expressions:
S. Leona Marie Berens


This watercolor is the artistic expression of S. Leona Marie Berens (1901-1993). A native of Denver, Colorado, Sister’s parents were of Austrian and German descent. For 42 years S. Leona Marie ministered as an elementary teacher in schools in Ohio, New Mexico and her native Colorado. Throughout, she appreciated her artistic gifts and often brought them into her classroom activities. In her retirement years S. Leona Marie remained in Colorado, taking additional classes at several senior citizen centers in the Colorado Springs area, concentrating on watercolor; she was known for frequently giving away her best work to an admirer. She also enjoyed drawing, sketching and painting as well as crocheting and macramé. Sister was a woman of deep faith and a model Sister of Charity for 63 years.


April E-VŌc
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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 ...

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Associate Debbie Weber Honored


Congratulations to Associate and Director of the Sisters of Charity Office of Peace, Justice and Care for Creation, Debbie Weber (center), who was honored April 27 as one of the recipients of Mount St. Joseph University’s Future Five Award. Recipients of the award are recognized for excelling in their professions and serving their communities post-graduation. To read more about Debbie’s years of service …


Avian Visitors to Motherhouse
Sustained through Donation

Chris Sweigard, manager of the Wild Birds Unlimited store on Glenway Avenue, works with S. Marty Dermody to donate birdseed to the Motherhouse’s Clifford Bird Observatory.

The Clifford Bird Observatory in the Motherhouse courtyard thrives from the generosity of Wild Birds Unlimited. To read more…


Sisters, Students
Participate in Garlic Mustard Pull


Students from Seton and DePaul Cristo Rey high schools joined Sisters on Saturday, April 23 to pull garlic mustard from the old Hillside Road (located on the Motherhouse property). Garlic mustard is an invasive weed which crowds out native wildflowers and whose roots secrete an enzyme that kills tree seedlings. After the group finished weeding, they enjoyed lunch and conversation in the Motherhouse Dining Room.

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"Father of all beings, how extensive are your mercies, how great, how inexpressible. It is in You we live and move and have our being."
-St. Elizabeth Seton

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

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Artistic Expressions:
Sister Ruth Jonas


This painting, entitled “Merchantman Oswego”, is the work of Sister of Charity Ruth Jonas. S. Ruth (formerly S. Ruth Adelaide) was born in Bellevue, Kentucky, in 1911. She was awarded a full scholarship to attend  the College of Mount St. Joseph where she majored in French; one year later, 1929, she entered the Sisters of Charity and spent 30 years teaching at the College. Throughout her years as an educator S. Ruth stressed the notion that both peace and progress would be achieved if we understood each other, a goal that excited her as she advocated for multi-cultural learning at all levels. S. Ruth turned her attention from the classroom to serving the poor, first in Upper Volta, West Africa, in 1969; spanning many decades she served in Malawi, Africa, Central Africa, South America, as well as Lower Price Hill locally. She said of her life, “What I learned clearly through all my ventures was that it is God who works. We have got to be free to enter into a God who is always trying to enter into us.” As an accomplished artist, art and poetry were welcome outlets to which S. Ruth often turned. She died in January 1999.


Celebrating
National Poetry Month


The month of April is set aside to celebrate National Poetry Month, a time to celebrate poets and their craft. The following poem is written by the S. Victoria Marie Forde:

the music flows
as moments in our lives,
never still
rising,
falling;
dissonances
dissolving
into harmonies,

unheard
except by ears
open
to a world grief,
one with a God
who cries,
and rises
in every moment of time.


John Bender and
the Sisters of Charity


The steps leading up to S. Annette Frey’s ancestral home can still be found on the Motherhouse property.

The property where the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse is located can be traced back to John Bender and his family. Today, the Bender legacy is still kept alive through S. Annette Frey, the great granddaughter of John Bender. To read more…


The Call

S. Mary Barbara Philippart credits the example of her family, and the Sisters of Charity who taught her in Michigan, with her decision to enter religious life. To read more …


April E-VŌc
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E-Vōc is the monthly electronic newsletter of Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Vocations Team.
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.

April Mission Electronic
Newsletter Available

Mission is the quarterly electronic newsletter dedicated to promoting the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. To view ...


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 ...

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 ...


Read More
To view more articles...
For news and events...


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