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.
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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.
S. Donna Bryant teaches Religion I at Bishop Fenwick High School in Franklin, Ohio.
Associate Patrice Harty works in the campus ministry office at Bishop Fenwick High School.
S. Dorothy William Englert is one of many Sisters of Charity serving DePaul Cristo Rey High School, the newest sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity.
(From left) Sisters Paula Gonzalez, Linda Chavez and Victoria Marie Forde show their school spirit during lunch Thursday, Jan 31 in the Motherhouse Dining Room.
(From left) S. Helen Thompson, BVM, Associate Jacquie Jones, Mary Barnes and S. Cathy Cahur, SC, gathered with friends and family in the San Francisco, Calif., Bay Area on Jan. 19, 2013, to celebrate an SC commitment renewal and prayer service for Jacquie and S. Cathy.
Sisters and Associates in the Dayton, Ohio, area gathered in the chapel at Good Samaritan Hospital to celebrate Elizabeth Seton’s Feast Day. A dinner and fellowship followed.
Nine Sisters of Charity and Associate Brother Gary Sawyer gathered at the Gardens of St. Elizabeth in Denver, Colo., to celebrate Elizabeth Seton’s Feast Day. The Sisters renewed their vows and Brother Gary renewed his promises as an Associate during Mass. Following the group gathered for lunch and a celebration of St. Elizabeth.
A large number of Sisters of Charity attended the celebration of the Feast Day of Elizabeth Seton at Seton High School on Jan. 9. The Rev. Jim Walsh presided over the liturgy; a light reception immediately followed.
S. Donna Steffen presided at a morning prayer service on Friday, Jan. 4 at St. Columban in Loveland, Ohio. The school celebrated the Feast Day of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Following, the second grade students received a Sisters of Charity bookmark from S. Donna.
The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati awarded the Congregation’s highest honor, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award, to Kathy Baker and Kathryn Preston on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. The award recognizes individuals outside the Congregation for their contributions and service to the mission of the Sisters of Charity.
Sisters, Associates and friends of the SC Community gathered Jan. 6 at St. Francis Cabrini Church in Spring Hill, Fla., to celebrate the Jan. 4 Feast Day of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. During the celebration Helen Snoha, Romana Grubbe and Kathleen Trubiano made their commitments as Associates in Mission.
Sisters Gather in New Orleans
for Nuns Build
Catholic Sisters from across the country gathered in New Orleans, La., Nov. 12-16 to participate in the St. Bernard Project’s Nuns Build to rebuild the homes and lives of Hurricane Katrina survivors. Seven Sisters of Charity from the SC Federation spent the five days mudding and sanding, priming and painting with the help of site supervisors. The group stayed at the SC Federation’s House of Charity where they enjoyed community and prayer together. To learn more about Sisters Marie Pauline Skalski and Donna Steffen’s experience …
for Prayer Service
A prayer service entitled: “Welcoming the Immigrants We Once Were” took place at the site of one of the billboards erected by the congregations of women religious in the Ohio-Kentucky region, declaring ourselves “Immigrant Welcoming Communities.” One-hundred supporters gathered for the prayer at noon on Sept. 20. Women religious were joined by lay colleagues, students, Associates and Sisters. To view our Congregational Stand on Immigration ...
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
World Choir Games
July 4-14, 2012
The experience of the World Choir Games, July 4-14, will keep us singing ‘on key’ for a long time to come. S. Marianne Van Vurst sang ‘on key’ in German with the Kolping Saengerchor, while S. Ann Hunt participated as a member of the St. Monica/St. George parish choir. SC Sister volunteers for the Choir Games included Sisters Mary Marcel DeJonckheere, Barbara Hagedorn, Joyce Richter, Georgia Kitt and Donna Steffen. The slideshow above gives a flavor of the Parade of Nations downtown, the Friendship Concert at the College of Mount St. Joseph and the Motherhouse chapel concert by the Immaculate Heart of Mary School in
Los Angeles, Calif. Cincinnatiwas the first city to host the 15,000 choir members; it was a global village experience. U.S.
Affiliate Rite of Welcome
Members of the Sisters of Charity Community welcomed Andrea Koverman and Tracy Kemme as Affiliates during a ceremony June 24 in the Motherhouse chapel. As an Affiliate Andrea and Tracy will live in a Sister of Charity community while continuing to work and discern their readiness for further commitment. (Posted August 13, 2012)
Planting the Seeds
In June S. Mary
Barbara Philippartattended the 50th anniversary celebration of Colegio Chino-Peruano Juan XXIII where the Sisters of Charity served from 1962 until 1972. During her stay Sister also visited a number of the programs she helped begin during her more than 20 years on mission in . To read more … Peru
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 ...
Experiencing God's People
Posted April 2012
In March S. Donna Steffen traveled to
to teach English and computer skills to students at Colegio Monte Real, a school for children from ages 4 through ninth grade. To learn more Guatemala
Daniel Comboni Community Clinic
Associate Debbie Weber recently visited the Daniel Comboni Community Clinic, co-founded by S. Sarah Mulligan. Debbie designed a cavity prevention program for young children and an oral health care presentation for the Diabetic Club members. (posted 6/20/11)
S. Margarita Brewer is a founding member and president of the English Language Learning Foundation, Inc., started to help English language learners (ELL) become successful in their academic life while embracing their cultural identity. To read more about S. Margarita, click here.