November 15, 2018
Nov. 16, 2018
Managing Our Transitions: A Workshop for Women Religious, 9 a.m., Cedars Auditorium, Motherhouse
Nov. 27, 2018
Presentation from the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition,
3:30 p.m., Rose Room, Motherhouse
Dec. 2, 2018
Sunday of Reflection, “Margaret George’s Vocation Journey,” 10:45 a.m., Cedars Auditorium
Dec. 7-9, 2018
Dreamweaving: Who We Have Become and Are Becoming
Jan. 6, 2019
Feast of Elizabeth Ann Seton Mass,
2 p.m., Motherhouse chapel
In contemporary religious life, intercongregational relationships are becoming ever more possible and essential. As congregations get smaller, intercommunity connections enrich our lives in ways complementary to our congregational bonds, and they foster innovative collaboration for the sake of Jesus’ mission. They also offer important peer support for us newer, younger members entering without “Bands.” Here are some examples:
- Future of Charity, a group for Charity Federation Sisters in formation to 10 years finally professed, gathered at the House of Charity, New Orleans, for our biannual meeting Nov. 2-4, 2018. Six Federation congregations were represented among the nine participants, two CCFP mentors, and three House of Charity community members. Read more on the Future of
Charity Blog (futureofcharity.blogspot.com),
where we post reflections every other Wednesday.
- In Our Own Words: Religious Life in a Changing World is a book written collaboratively by 13 women religious under 50, all from different congregations. Since the book was published in January, authors have been traveling to lead panel discussions about religious life (10 across the U.S. and one in Ireland!), and the book is also being used in congregational and grassroots reflection groups. Purchase the book on Amazon.com to join the conversation.
- Giving Voice (GV) is a peer-led organization for women religious under age 50. On Nov. 10 in Chicago, 18 of us from 15 different congregations gathered for fellowship and fun, in conjunction with a CTU conference called Engaging Our Diversity: Interculturality and Consecrated Life. Learn more and sign up for the GV newsletter at giving-voice.org.
Each of these is a beautiful glimpse of what God is calling forth in religious today. We are simultaneously Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and global Sisters – Alleluia!
S. Tracy Kemme
Debunking Religious Life Myths
It’s National Vocation Awareness Week! Throughout the week the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati will be refuting myths about vocations to religious life.
Myth 1: No one is entering religious orders.