November Nuns Build a Success
Sisters Peggy Deneweth, Sally Duffy, Tracy Kemme, Andrea Koverman, Carol Leveque, Joyce Richter, Donna Steffen and Pre-Entrant Annie Klapheke headed to New Orleans, La., Nov. 18-22 for the annual Nuns Build. They stayed at the House of Charity along with other Sisters from the SC Federation, joining 62 other women religious to collaborate in the rebuilding of homes and lives in the area.
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Sisters and Associates celebrated the first day of the Gathering on Wednesday, June 26. The morning included an opening prayer and getting to know you circles. Optional afternoon sessions followed dinner and the evening concluded with a reception for Novices Tracy Kemme and Andrea Koverman.
The second day of the SC Gathering began with a general session on Initial Formation. Sisters and Associate had the option to take part in the many afternoon sessions available, including tours of the Art Room, Japanese Flower Arranging, and Navigating the SC Website. The day concluded with a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Associate program and a commitment ceremony for new Associates.
Day three of the SC Gathering began with reflection on the 2011 Chapter commitments. Optional afternoon sessions included Greeting Card Creation and presentations on “Climate Change” and “Listening to Your Dreams.” The day concluded with Vespers in the Motherhouse chapel. The CEOs and Board chairs of the SC sponsored ministries were invited to join Sisters and Associates.
The final day of the 2013 SC Gathering concluded with a morning general session entitled “Into the Future” and presented by the Leadership Team. A quiet, reflective afternoon was scheduled prior to the closing liturgy in the Motherhouse chapel.
The Office of Peace, Justice and Integrity of Creation hosted the Violence Against Women Symposium April 4, 2013, at the Xavier University Schiff Banquet and Conference Center. Guests were inspired by the words of S. Joan Chittister, OSB, a best-selling author and well-known international lecturer on topics of justice, peace, human rights, women's issues, and contemporary spirituality in the Church and in society. S. Joan told of women who had been or are currently victims of violence all over the world. Members of the MUSE choir, a women’s choir dedicated to musical excellence and social change performed prior to the program. Also featured was the Clothesline Project, a visual display designed to break the silence surrounding violence against women and to illustrate the impact of violence. The exhibit is comprised of T-shirts designed by local survivors of violence and by their families and friends who have been impacted by the violence perpetrated against their loved ones.
S. Sandy Howe recently traveled with a group from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to celebrate the Feast Day of Our Lady of Suyapa on Feb. 3. To learn more about the experience…
The Sisters of Charity Spirituality Center hosted Stitching the Spirit II on Wednesday, April 10. Facilitated by Associate Judi Sauerbrey, participants came together to focus on the scripture of Joseph’s Coat of Many Colors and to stitch their own block of many colors, exploring the colors of their own souls.
Nine statues located along the property of Villa San Bernardo in
, recently relocated to the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse property. (Posted August 22, 2012) Bedford, Ohio
Convening, Complementing, Committing
Sisters and Associates gathered in the Motherhouse chapel on June 27 for the opening prayer service for the Caritas Convocation. The convocation, which was held through July 1, is a time for Sisters, Associates and Candidates from near and far to get to know each other while identifying, clarifying and strengthening the Sister/Associate relationship.
On Oct. 22, 2011, Sisters, Associates and friends attended the dedication of “Angelitas de Caridad,” a sculpture honoring the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati for their years of “selfless, tireless and dedicated service to the citizens of Martineztown and Albuquerque, N.M." To learn more ...