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In the New
February 22, 2018

Sisters of Charity Elizabeth Seton Award recipients for 2018 were featured in the Jan. 31 issue of the Community Press West and the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Physician Assistant students at Mount St. Joseph University recently formed a student society and named it in homage to S. Anthony O’Connell.


Charity Family News
February 11, 2017

In Remembrance

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Louise Akers who died Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in Mother Margaret Hall. Sisters, family and friends will greet guests in the Motherhouse Chapel on Saturday, February 17 from 9:30 a.m. until time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. READ MORE

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 Mary Ann shares how the church has provided her with a sense of peace and presence.

Ash Wednesday – February 14

As we accept the ashes on our foreheads we are making an act of faith, telling the world we believe in the message and choose the path of Jesus. We are saying that our faith gives meaning and a moral and ethical framework to our lives.

Mardi Gras at the Mount

Sisters, Associates and SC employees celebrated Mardi Gras on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. The festivities – coordinated by S. Shirley Le Blanc, a New Orleans native – included a Cajun supper, parade and a special guest appearance.

Valentine’s Luncheon Held in MMH

The Sisters of Charity Leadership Team hosted a Valentine’s Day-themed luncheon for Sisters in Mother Margaret Hall on Monday, Feb. 12. The lunch hour was spent enjoying a meal, dessert and fellowship.

S. Rustica Returns Home

S. Rustica Kayombo, OSB, has returned home to Tanzania, East Africa, after living with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati since August 2014. READ MORE


February 4, 2017

Resourceful Recycling

Sisters Mary Ann Humbert, Annie Klapheke, Caroljean Willie and Associate Mary Jo Mersmann gathered together on a Saturday morning in January to create bags with handles for the St. Michael food pantry in Lower Price Hill, where S. Mary Ann volunteers. Together, they crafted 43 bags from old T-shirts for the food pantry clients to carry their groceries home.

Circle Dance

Louise Lawaree facilitated Circle Dance through the SC Spirituality Center on Saturday, Feb. 3. Sacred Circle Dancing blends movement and music from both traditional cultures and contemporary life. Circle dance brings participants together to share the fun of moving together, and creates a rhythmic motion in which each dancer can slip into their own meditation.

Sacred Encounters

Throughout our life experiences, God’s divine fingerprint is clearly impressed in the everyday shaping of our heart and soul. The following reflection is a springboard to your own stories – hopefully, assisting you to uncover the sacred encounters hidden in the midst of your everyday circumstances. READ MORE

International Day of Prayer and
Awareness Against Human Trafficking

Today we remember International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking. The day also marks the Feast of Saint Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese woman who was sold into slavery, abused but later freed. The prayer day is an invitation to us all to explore the world of trafficking and the suffering it inflicts on millions of people.

Salesian Guild Hosts Annual Gathering

The annual gathering of the Salesian Guild of Catholic Communicators of Greater Cincinnati took place on Saturday, Feb. 3, beginning with Mass at St. Xavier Church in downtown Cincinnati. This year’s keynote speaker was S. Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of Dead Man Walking and more recently, Staying Alive in the Holy Fire: Field Notes of a Jesus Activist. The Distinguished Communicator Award was presented to author and journalist Jeanne Hunt while the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Mr. William Burleigh, retired president, CEO and Chairman of the Board of E.W. Scripps Co.

Catholic Schools:
Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.

Last week was Catholic Schools Week! Thursday’s theme was Celebrating Vocations, providing an opportunity for students to explore the many life paths that enable them to use their talents well in the service of God and others. Women currently in discernment with religious communities of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky, share their experiences, hopes and dreams related to religious life in the accompanying video.


January 29, 2017

Visit During Catholic Schools Week

Students in grades 7 through 12 and staff from St. Rita School for the Deaf visited the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse on Thursday, Feb. 1. The group toured the Motherhouse chapel and Heritage Room as part of Catholic Schools Week. They also learned about St. Elizabeth Seton, the founder of the Sisters of Charity, who is the patron of the Catholic school system in the United States. All were treated to lunch following the morning tour.

Feast of the Presentation – Feb. 2

On Feb. 2 we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation, the date on which many Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati entered the Congregation, including Mother Margaret George. She entered Elizabeth Seton’s group on Feb. 2, 1812, in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Happy anniversary to all! READ MORE

Feast Day of St. Brigid – Feb. 1

Living in the first century before Christianity was formalized in Ireland, Brigid was known for her desire to satisfy the poor and expel every hardship for them.


January 21, 2017

Catholic Schools:
Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.

January 28 marks the start of Catholic Schools Week – an annual celebration of Catholic schools in the United States. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.,” offers us the opportunity to celebrate the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to Church, local communities and the nation. Throughout the week, we will be offering reflections from Sisters, students, friends of the SC Community to honor the week’s daily themes.

Throwback Thursday

In anticipation of Catholic Schools Week here's a throwback to Dayton, Ohio. S. Catherine James Kirby taught fourth-eighth grades at Corpus Christi School from 1956-1962. S. Katherine ministered more than 30 years in Catholic school education and served as the assistant superintendent for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati from 1997 until 2004.

Seton High School Students March for Life

A group of students from Seton High School (a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity) traveled to Washington, D.C. this past weekend to attend the March for Life. In addition to being a voice for the voiceless, the students spent time at The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (founder of the Sisters of Charity) in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

SCs Participate in 2018 Women’s March

Sisters of Charity throughout the country participated in women’s rallies on Saturday, Jan. 20 to advocate for women’s rights. The 2018 Women’s March attracted hundreds of thousands of participants, and in addition to protesting the administration’s policies on immigration, health care and racial divides, new themes emerged including “Power to the Polls,” a message focused on increasing voter participation.

Celebrating S. Blandina Segale

Happy Birthday to Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Blandina Segale, Servant of God. S. Blandina’s faith and devotion to the spirit of St. Elizabeth Seton were evident throughout her lifetime, particularly in the founding of Santa Maria Institute (Cincinnati) with her sister, S. Justina Segale. Sisters Blandina and Justina Segale began Santa Maria Institute with a penny they found on the street. In their work for the poor immigrant families they believed that God’s blessing allowed them unlimited benefits.


January 14, 2017

New Togetherness

After many years of different ministries, Sister-sisters Julia Mary and Joan Deiters are once again living in the same house just in time to celebrate their jubilees with the Sisters of Charity Community. READ MORE

SCs Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

Sisters of Charity participated in the Martin Luther King Day events in the Cincinnati area on Monday, Jan. 15. The full day of events was organized by the MLK Coalition and included a keynote address by Dr. Littisha Bates, who challenged everyone to continue to speak truth to power, to resist complacency, and to get engaged in whatever way you are able to challenge racism in all its forms and structures.

Cultivating Courageous Hope

Sisters of Charity participated in the Giving Voice 20s & 30s Retreat this past weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. The annual peer-led, spirit-filled retreat offered participants time to pray and reflect together on the theme "Cultivating Courageous Hope."

National Slavery and Human Trafficking
Prevention Month

January has been designated as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. There are more than 21 million people who have been affected by human trafficking worldwide. READ MORE

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King


January 7, 2017

For the Girls of the World

Golden Jubilarian S. Anita Parks began a service project for the Lingap Children’s Center in the Philippines six years ago through her parish in Okemos, Michigan. READ MORE

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
Bestow Elizabeth Ann Seton Award

The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati awarded the Congregation’s highest honor, the Elizabeth Ann Seton Award, on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. The award recognizes individuals outside the Congregation for their significant contributions in furthering the mission of the Sisters of Charity to act justly, build loving relationships, share resources with those in need, and care for creation. READ MORE

National Human Trafficking
Awareness Day is January 11.

January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. We pray for all victims of trafficking and work to #endtrafficking and #stopslavery.

As we conclude National Migration Week,
we offer the following prayer

Seton High School Celebrates EAS

Sisters of Charity sponsored ministry Seton High School offered a celebratory Mass honoring St. Elizabeth Ann Seton on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Many Sisters of Charity were in attendance for the Mass and reception following.  

National Migration Week
January 7-14, 2018

It’s National Migration Week, an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children and victims and survivors of human trafficking. This year’s theme, Many Journeys, One Family, reminds us that each of our families has a migration story, and regardless of where we are and where we came from, we remain part of the human family and are called to live in solidarity with one another.

Welcome New Associates

Congratulations to Renee Carlotta and Claudia Brazeau, who made their commitments as Associates in Mission on Sunday, Jan. 7 in Florida.


January 1, 2017

Sharing the Gift of Music

Having played the piano since she was 7 years old, S. Terry Thorman has enjoyed a lifetime of music. More recently, she has composed hundreds of her own works, including a composition she presented at the National Pastoral Music Conference in 2017. READ MORE

Happy New Year

Sisters in Mother Margaret Hall nursing facility rang in the New Year with a celebration on New Year's Eve with entertainer Jim McBride. The gathering was a fun way for the Sisters to gather and usher in 2018 together.

Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – January 4

“You may often be at a stand in a situation so new. Only do your best and leave the rest to our dear God.” As we celebrate the Feast of Sisters of Charity founder, Elizabeth Seton, our world is marked by violence and division. Elizabeth saw herself as a ‘citizen of the world,’ so we look to her for wisdom in the situations in which we find ourselves. The challenges are great and the unknowns are many.


December 24, 2017

Celebrating S. Romina’s U.S. Naturalization

Congratulations to S. Romina Sapinoso! On Dec. 21, 2017, S. Romina took her oath as a citizen of the United States. As an Apostolic Novice, S. Romina continues her days of ministry at the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center and teaches English as a Second Language at Catholic Charities. S. Romina lives with her Sisters in the Bayley Novitiate House on the Sister of Charity Motherhouse Campus.

Celebrating Christmas

Sisters in Mother Margaret Hall nursing facility enjoyed a special visit during the Christmas season. Santa Claus came in duplicate, one in red and one in green, in the persons of Sisters Donna Bryant and Cookie Crowley.  They brought Christmas joy and spirit to the Sisters and employees at the Christmas party in MMH.

Christmas Day Reflection

“A child is born for us, and a son is given to us” (Isaiah 9:5). We are asked by God to make a dwelling place within ourselves and within our world for the Holy One as Mary was. She made a physical home for him in her womb. It is not in glorious buildings beautifully adorned but in the humblest of persons, in the most difficult of circumstances, that God takes up residence. In the midst of messy situations, where it seems impossible to make space for a newcomer, the Holy One assures us of grace and favor, asking us to trust that God can and will bring forth blessing. Adapted from words of S. Barbara Reid, OP.

Celebrating the Season

During this Christmas season, Sisters and visitors to the SC Motherhouse have experienced the joy of coming across several creches that the Community is fortunate to have in their possession. Where did they come from? What is their significance? This Nativity set, imported from Germany and displayed in the Motherhouse Dining Room, was the gift of Seton High School’s Drama Club, under the direction of S. Ancilla Marie Petricone, to the Sisters and the school in 1957. It was displayed at the school every year until 2005 when it was donated to the Sisters of Charity Archives.

Christmas Traditions

Memories of the Christmas season are ones that persist for years. A few Sisters of Charity share their favorite holiday traditions as members of the Community. READ MORE

Celebrating the Season

During this Christmas season, Sisters and visitors to the SC Motherhouse have experienced the joy of coming across several creches that the Community is fortunate to have in their possession. Where did they come from? What is their significance? This Nativity set was used in the Sisters’ El Pomar Retreat House in Colorado Springs, Colorado, each Christmas from 1950 to 1990. The figures were made in Italy with each being signed by the individual artist. When El Pomar was sold, the crèche went down the road to the St. Elizabeth Residence where the Sisters of Charity living there had it for their Christmas’ until 1994. In 1995, when the residence closed, the set was given to the Sisters of Charity Archives.

Traveling the Path:
Getting to Know Our SC Spiritual Directors

Each month, a new Sister of Charity spiritual director will be interviewed to learn more about the practice and the women called to companion others on their journey. This month’s Q&A is with S. Montiel Rosenthal. READ MORE

A Sister to All – S. Juana Mendez

Meet Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Juana Mendez. S. Juana currently ministers as the Hispanic diocesan minister for the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky, concentrating on immigration work. READ MORE


December 17, 2017

Throwback Thursday

On Dec. 25, 1946, Santa Claus traded in his reindeer and sleigh for a Willys station wagon to deliver gifts to Cincinnati’s Good Samaritan Hospital. Following World War II, the Willys station wagon was the first vehicle to be delivered to Cincinnati by the Walter E. Schott Co.

Villa Therese Catholic Clinic
Celebrates 80 Years


S. Patmarie Bernard (left) and Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester
acted as co-chairs of the Villa Therese Catholic Clinic’s 80th
anniversary celebration in Santa Fe, New Mexico
.

This past October, Villa Therese Catholic Clinic (VTCC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, celebrated its 80th year of operation, with Sister of Charity Patmarie Bernard co-chairing the event with Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester. READ MORE

Watching and Waiting:
Weekly Advent Reflections

In this third week of Advent we rejoice and remember God’s ever-present love embraces us and the world. This video reflection invites us to recommit to being an instrument of God’s joy.

Third Week of Advent

We have been about watching and waiting this Advent season. We continue our searching for Jesus both out of our need and our longing. Let us ask the Holy Spirit to help us find our way to the manger again. There we find hope, faith and joy.


December 10, 2017

Christmas Tea

Sisters, employees and MMH volunteers were treated to a Christmas tea on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. Staff of Mother Margaret Hall coordinate the annual tea as a thank you to all those who have served the nursing facility and Sisters in various capacities throughout the year.

Watching and Waiting:
Weekly Advent Reflections

In this second week of Advent we are invited to prepare God’s way. This video reflection allows us to find comfort in the Scriptures.

Sacred Encounters

Throughout our life experiences, God’s divine fingerprint is clearly impressed in the everyday shaping of our heart and soul. In “Sacred Encounters,” we offer reflections meant to provide a springboard to your own stories – hopefully assisting you to uncover the sacred encounters hidden in the midst of your everyday circumstances. READ MORE

Feast of St. Lucy – December 13

St. Lucy is the patroness of the blind. She remained true to her calling. So often we can find ourselves blind to God’s presence; too often we are deaf to God’s word.

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe – December 12


Artwork by Bro. Mickey O'Neill McGrath, OSFS

It was in 1531 in Mexico that Juan Diego experienced the presence of Mary in his life. When she appeared to him she identified herself as a merciful and compassionate mother, keenly aware of suffering and sorrow. As a result of this event the Church now venerates Mary as the patroness of the Americas. Let us pray: Mary, because of your coming to Juan Diego, we have cause to sing and rejoice. Continue to be near all those who are hurting. Help us to appreciate Jesus’ abiding love; help us to share his presence by living lives of compassion and mercy. Amen.

Second Week of Advent

As we begin this second week of the Advent season we are invited to “put on the heart and mind of Jesus” – an awesome challenge, but doable with the help of Scripture and God’s grace in abundance. May I cooperate, “preparing the way of the Lord.”


December 3, 2017

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 S. Sandy Howe explains how the language of love enables others to share their faith with each other.

Years of Remembrance:
The Spanish Influenza

On the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Influenza, we remember and acknowledge the Sisters of Charity whose role in history was important for the care they gave and courage they embodied during such a critical time. READ MORE

Watching and Waiting:
Weekly Advent Reflections

Where have I been watching for God’s presence so far this Advent? Where have I been watching for God to ‘break through’ in my day? As we are halfway through this first week of Advent, this video reflection will guide you to be more watchful and alert.

‘Tis the Season

The Motherhouse Gift Shop and Sisters of Charity Craft Shop hosted a Christmas Open House Dec. 5-6.  Homemade and recycled Christmas gifts were available for purchase, along with festive music and refreshments. Looking for Christmas gifts for a family member or friend? The Sisters of Charity Gift Shop may have the perfect gift for you! December hours are posted on the SC website; all proceeds go to the Sisters of Charity Retirement Fund.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

The fourth grade Girl Scout Troop at St. Antoninus Parish School brought pre-Christmas cheer to the Sisters in Mother Margaret Hall and the Motherhouse on Friday, Dec. 1. This is the second year the troop has spent the afternoon caroling with the Sisters during the holiday season. The girls sang a mix of holiday classics while also performing of few songs they will sing during the school’s Christmas concert this month.

Feast of Mary, The Immaculate Conception –
December 8

Obedient, humble and joyous, Mary did what God asked of her and lived in the truth. Yes, she knew the terror of not knowing, but deep down Mary trusted and this led her to obedient faith.

Advent Begins

As we hear the readings of Isaiah and Mark in these opening days of Advent, let’s not allow the familiarity of the readings to deaden our hearts. We have heard them before, but this is our time to begin again. We want to prepare our hearts and minds to celebrate the Christmas mysteries. We want to focus on the person of Jesus who came to restore unity. In our currently divided world may we be strive to be persons of unity and union. May we live out our Advent by prayer, service and sharing. Come, Lord Jesus!


November 27, 2017

A Sister to All – S. Carol Wirtz

Meet Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Carol Wirtz. S. Carol ministers at the Santo Nino Clinic in Anapra, Mexico, which provides therapy and special education to children with physical and mental disabilities and their families. READ MORE

Counting Our Blessings

Sisters of Charity and their invited guests enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner in the Motherhouse dining rooms on Thanksgiving Day.  It provided opportunities for reconnecting with family and friends. Carved turkey and all the trimmings were enjoyed by all!

Nuns Build a Success

Nuns Build 2017 offered Cincinnati SCs an opportunity to join with the St. Bernard Project’s efforts to make a difference for residents in East New Orleans who suffered extreme home damage from the February tornado. The senior citizen whose home they worked in, along with AmeriCorps volunteers and other SC Federation Sisters, also lost his home to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The Federation group joined with more than 45 other women religious for the 10th annual Nuns Build. The accompanying video shares various aspects of the experience. May the smiles on the faces serve as a witness to the joy present among all. A more detailed article will follow next week.

SC Connections to Father Solanus Casey:
Living Sisters’ memories

(From left) Sisters Rita Cocquyt, Theresa Ann Moran
and Michael Clare Mauntel all have stories to tell of
Father Solanus Casey during their years of service
in the Detroit, Michigan, area.

As the Sisters of Charity anticipate the beatification of Father Solanus Casey this week, we enjoy the memories of a few of our Sisters living and ministering in Michigan during Father Solanus’ years of service. READ MORE


November 19, 2017

Thanksgiving Blessings

Each of us is a reason to be thankful. Each of us brings something special and unique to the table – that is what makes life a feast.

9 Things to Be Grateful For

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on God’s blessings and offer thanks to our Creator. The following article is a collection of Sisters’ and SC employees’ thoughts on what they are most thankful for during this season of blessings. READ MORE

9 Scripture Passages
Expressing Thankfulness

As Thanksgiving approaches, we continue to celebrate and express gratitude for God’s blessings. Read our collection of 9 Scripture passages that center on the expression of thankfulness, and offer a deeper reflection of what it means to thank God for our many blessings. READ MORE

9 Prayers of Thanksgiving

This month of thanksgiving is an opportunity for reflection and celebration of the blessings God has provided for each of us, and as the month progresses toward Thanksgiving on Nov. 23, 2017, there are a variety of ways in which we can express our gratitude for God’s blessings, prayer being one of them. READ MORE

Fall Luncheon a Success

Sisters, Associates and candidates joined together in Regina Hall on Sunday, Nov. 19 for a fall soup luncheon. The annual event is hosted by the Cincinnati Associates and offers time for shared conversation and fellowship.

S. Montiel Rosenthal
Receives Two Honors

(From left) S. Montiel Rosenthal, MD; Barbara Hoffrogge, RN; Hillary Mount, MD; and Harini Pallerla

The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Chapter inducted S. Montiel Rosenthal into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AΩA) on Nov. 10, 2017. Alpha Omega Alpha is the national medical honor society dedicated to the belief that in the profession of medicine care is improved by recognizing high educational achievement, honoring gifted teaching, encouraging the development of leaders in academia and the community, supporting the ideals of humanism, and promoting service to others. 

On Nov. 14, S. Montiel and other members of the Centering Pregnancy Research Group were awarded the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training Practice-Based Research Award at the Speakers Series Dinner and Award Ceremony at Music Hall. S. Montiel is the head of the Centering Pregnancy Research Group, a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, family medicine residents, and research faculty, who have worked to improve outcomes for pregnant women and their babies. The award recognizes a community physician or practice that works collaboratively with an academic program or institution to improve the health and wellness of their patients by integrating research and best practices in clinical care.


November 12, 2017

Nuns Build 2017

Cincinnati Sisters of Charity have joined with others from the SC Federation and beyond for this year’s Nuns Build. Each year Sisters from across the country work alongside friends, family and the St. Bernard Project to help rebuild homes in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year volunteers are helping people whose homes were severely damaged from the January tornado.

Sister Pat Newhouse Honored

S. Pat Newhouse received the Award for Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (Capital Area Chapter in Lansing, Michigan) on Thursday, Nov. 9. According to the program, “S. Pat has raised funds for many charities, including selling red noses for the SIDS Foundation, participating in PBS and MDA telethons and raising money for local area food banks. [She] has helped Haven House by encouraging philanthropy in others, raising more than twelve thousand dollars in the last two years alone…”

Thanksgiving Blessings

Sisters and Associates living in the West enjoyed a pre-Thanksgiving dinner last weekend. Six SCs and four Associates gathered in Denver, Colorado, to enjoy the fellowship and early holiday meal – which included a 23-pound turkey!

Celebrating Veterans Day


S. Francis Clare Pavioni (center) and (back row, from left)
SC employees Jody Stauter, Ruth Marks and Roger Luken

Employees and Sister veterans were honored on Friday, Nov. 10 in the Motherhouse Dining Room. The small group enjoyed a meal and the opportunity to share their stories with each other. Four Sisters of Charity (Maryland Anderson, Diana Bode, Shirley Le Blanc and Francis Clare Pavioni) served our country in addition to 48 deceased Sisters of Charity.

Archdiocese Celebrates Jubilarians


The Archdiocese of Cincinnati recognized sisters, brothers and priests celebrating jubilees in 2017 during Mass on Saturday, October 28. A small group of Sister of Charity jubilarians attended the celebration, which was held at Julie Chapel at Mount Notre Dame in Reading.


November 5, 2017

SC Connections to Father Solanus Casey:
S. Ursula Fabian

The Sisters of Charity Community is joyfully anticipating the beatification of Father Solanus Casey (1870-1957) in November. Throughout November we are featuring articles related to the Sisters of Charity who knew Father Solanus, and who were amongst the individuals on the receiving end of his many healings and favors. READ MORE

A Day in the Life of
S. Tracy Kemme

This week we celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week! Throughout the week we will provide video clips and feature articles related to the lives and ministries of five Sisters of Charity in various stages of the formation process. Today we feature S. Tracy Kemme. READ MORE

Region 6 Meets at Motherhouse

Members of LCWR’s Region 6 gathered at the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse this month for their fall meeting.

S. Louise Akers Honored

Congratulations to S. Louise Akers who was honored at the 27th Annual Fall Benefit for FutureChurch on Friday, Oct. 27. S. Louise received the 2017 Trivison Award for her outstanding leadership in advancing women in leadership and ministry inside the Church. S. Sandra Schneiders, IHM, was the keynote speaker.

National Vocation Awareness Week

November 5 begins National Vocation Awareness Week – an annual weeklong celebration dedicated to promote vocations. Join us in prayer.


October 29, 2017

SC Connections to Father Solanus Casey:
S. Mary Cecilia Eagen

The Sisters of Charity Community is joyfully anticipating the beatification of Father Solanus Casey (1870-1957) in November. In the next weeks we will feature articles related to the Sisters of Charity who knew Father Solanus, and were amongst the individuals on the receiving end of his many healings and favors. READ MORE.

All Souls Day – November 2

November asks us to find new ways to speak of the great mystery of life and death, especially of those we have loved and of all who have gone before us. The diminishing daylight forces us to slow down and be present to the change of the season. We remember with gratitude those who have deepened our faith, slowed us down and helped us to grow.

Celebrating 400 Years
of Vincentian Charism

S. Joan Elizabeth Cook was one of the 40 SC Federation members attending the Vincentian Family symposium in Rome this month celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian charism On Saturday, Oct. 14 S. Joan had the opportunity to meet Pope Francis.

All Saints Day – November 1

The Church invites us on this day to remember the saints – those formally acknowledged as well as those who have personally graced our lives. We are invited to continue to know those who have gone before us as still with us in communion.  They now know the mystery of death and life. They can teach us how to face our world  – as searchers and learners – and how we are called to be Jesus’ disciples.

Halloween Carnival

On Saturday, Oct. 28, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati employees were invited to bring their little ghosts, goblins and fairies to Mother Margaret Hall for the annual Halloween Carnival. Games, crafts and refreshments were included in this afternoon of fun for Sisters, employees and their families.


October 22, 2017

MSJ Post Office Celebrates 126 Years

The Mount St. Joseph Post Office celebrates 126 years in operation today, Thursday, Oct. 26. The accompanying video from a local Cincinnati news station provides a little bit of history on the Sisters’ branch located at Mount St. Joseph.

S. Sally Duffy Recognized

Congratulations to S. Sally Duffy, one of 10 women recognized this year with The Enquirer and The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Women of the Year award. The award honors and celebrates women who give generously of their time, energy and talent to enrich the community and improve civic life. S. Sally’s involvement with Child Poverty Collaborative, TriHealth and Price Hill Will contributed to her honor.  

Humility, Simplicity and Charity

Novice Whitney Schieltz (right) meets with Sisters Annette Muckerheide (left) and Joyce Brehm for a sharing on the Community virtue of Humility. Whitney began the one-year Canonical Novitiate in August, and since, has immersed herself in learning more about religious life and deepening her connection to the Congregation’s roots and history.

Sacred Encounters

Throughout our life experiences, God’s divine fingerprint is clearly impressed in the everyday shaping of our heart and soul. In “Sacred Encounters,” we offer reflections meant to provide a springboard to your own stories – hopefully assisting you to uncover the sacred encounters hidden in the midst of your everyday circumstances. READ MORE

Grassroots Gathering
Ends with Workshop

The Sisters of Charity Federation Grassroots Committee ended their weeklong gathering at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse with a workshop Oct.20-22. The workshop continued with the theme Charity Friendship: Deepening Our Relationships through Contemplative Conversations.

A Deeper Dimension of Faith:
Walking El Camino

In September, S. Donna Steffen and friend, Monica Clark, joined the queue of pilgrims traversing the countryside of Spain via el Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James). READ MORE


October 15, 2017

S. Sarah Mulligan to be Honored

Congratulations to Sister of Charity Sarah Mulligan, who is one of two recipients honored by the Center for Global Health with the 2017 Excellence in Global Health Award. The award recognizes those individuals, institutions or organizations that have made an exemplary contribution to the improvement of the health of populations in low and middle income countries over an extended period of time. S. Sarah co-founded the Daniel Comboni Community Clinic in Mixco, Guatemala, in 1995, which serves as a health and education lifeline to the people of Mixco. The award will be presented on Friday, Oct. 20 at the Global Health Symposium in Aurora, Colorado.

Charity Friendship

Sisters and Associates of the SC Federation are gathered at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse this week for the annual Federation Grassroots Retreat; this year’s theme is “Charity Friendship: Deepening Our Relationships through Contemplative Conversations.” Throughout the week participants will share in the spirit of their founders, while building friendships through contemplative conversations.

Pilgrimage Concludes

After 1,300 miles and four states traveled, the six-day pilgrimage to learn more about the life of Elizabeth Seton concluded on Friday, Oct. 13. Twenty-four SC Associates and six Sisters embarked on the bus trip to Emmitsburg and Baltimore, Maryland. The weeklong pilgrimage was an opportunity for Sisters and Associates to get to know each other blessed with the spirit of Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Fall Fun

Sisters living in Mother Margaret Hall have been enjoying the season with a number of fall-related activities this past month. In addition to an art show, Sisters took part in a fall painting activity facilitated by Activity Coordinator Bill Owen, and enjoyed the tastes of the season at the Harvest Brunch.

October 8, 2017

Emmitsburg Pilgrimage Underway

A group of Sisters of Charity Associates and friends are currently visiting the special places where Elizabeth Seton lived and worked in Emmitsburg and Baltimore, Maryland. The pilgrimage left Oct. 8 from the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse, and will conclude on Friday, Oct. 13.

San Antonio Church Hosts Spaghetti Dinner

The Sisters of Charity were special guests of San Antonio Church on Sunday, Oct. 8 for its 81st spaghetti dinner. The largest group of Sisters ever joined in the fun – and helped to raise money for the church founded by Sisters Blandina and Justina Segale for Italian immigrants over 95 year ago.

Fall Fun in Downtown Cincinnati

Sisters living in Mother Margaret Hall nursing facility had the opportunity to enjoy a carousel ride along the Cincinnati Riverfront during an outing in early October. The Sisters enjoyed the warm fall day by visiting Smale Park and enjoying its many unique features.

SCs of New York Celebrate 200 Years

Federation members, the Sisters of Charity of New York, celebrated their community’s 200th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 8 with a blessing of the Altar of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The five sculptures are the work of the late S. Margaret Beaudette. Read more at http://www.scny.org/saint-elizabeth-ann-seton-and-sisters-of-charity-to-be-honored-at-saint-patricks-cathedral/


October 1, 2017

MSJU Hosts Annual Elizabeth
Seton Medal Lecture

Sisters of Charity were present for the annual Elizabeth Seton Medal lecture at Mount St. Joseph University on Oct. 2. This year’s recipient is Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM, Ph.D.; her topic was “Feminist Theologies: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going? How Will We Get There?”

Migration From a Global Perspective

S. Teresa Kotturan, SCN, the Sisters of Charity Federation Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) representative to the United Nations, visited the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse on Monday, Oct. 2. S. Teresa spoke to the Community about migration from a global perspective; she gave an information presentation on migrants, refugees, and internally displaced persons, with a focus on women and children.


September 29, 2017

Associate Spotlight

Get to know SC Associate Deborah Rose-Milavec, executive director of Future Church, in the following feature article from Intercom magazine. READ MORE

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 video S. Louise describes a time when tending the soul of another allowed her own soul to open and expand.

Prayer Continue for Hurricane Season

Our thoughts and prayers continue for those affected by the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and, most recently, Maria. We pray for the first responders and for strength, courage and resiliency for all those individuals in the path of destruction. We offer the following prayer from the Diocese of Beaumont, Texas. READ MORE


September 24, 2017

Fall Congregational Days

Fall Congregational meetings took place throughout the month of September. Each year Sisters and Associates come together in various locations throughout the country to share and listen as reports and updates are offered by Leadership and membership. Liturgy and opportunities to reconnect and recommit to the year ahead are valued.

CHI Dedicates Tree in Honor
of Cincinnati and Nazareth SCs

During a recent pilgrimage to Baltimore, Maryland, CHI Board of Stewardship Trustees, representatives from the congregations who are part of CHI, and staff gathered for a prayer service and tree planting. The tree represents the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and SCs of Nazareth who were founded on American soil and whose roots continue to grow and spread from the original foundations. READ MORE

Feast of St. Vincent de Paul –
September 27

St. Vincent de Paul made real what he celebrated in the Divine Mysteries. May we be transformed as we make sincere efforts to increase our presence among the poor and respond to their needs as we are able.

They’ve Got Heart and Solar Panels

Mount St. Joseph University senior and SC Communications co-op Megan Simmermeyer takes a look at a few of the environmental initiatives of the university’s founders that are contributing to a brighter, greener future for everyone. READ MORE


September 17, 2017

Traveling the Path:
Getting to Know Our SC Spiritual Directors

Each month, a new Sister of Charity spiritual director will be interviewed to learn more about the practice and the women called to companion others on their journey. This month’s Q&A is with S. Betty Finn. READ MORE

Sacred Encounters

Throughout our life experiences, God’s divine fingerprint is clearly impressed in the everyday shaping of our heart and soul. In “Sacred Encounters,” we offer reflections meant to provide a springboard to your own stories – hopefully assisting you to uncover the sacred encounters hidden in the midst of your everyday circumstances. READ MORE

Fall Begins

May we not take the precious gift of time for granted. We witness the trees letting go of what has been and the produce of the fields being harvested. Time passes and seasons change; our time is short in which to sow the seeds of an abundant harvest.

Celebrating the Season of Creation

In celebration of the Season of Creation, Sisters and friends of the Community gathered on Tuesday, Sept. 19 for a special vespers service to pray for and celebrate creation. S. Caroljean Willie, program director for EarthConnection, led the service.

Bringing S. Blandina’s Story to Life