The Sisters of Charity support the following public statement issued by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. May the coming Advent season draw us into deep reflection about the incarnational presence of God, moving with and through humans as non-violent compassion. What can we do, individually and collectively, with this power of God’s incarnational presence to extinguish the violent and troubled crevices of our collective humanity?
On Oct. 22, 2022, fifty years after the inception of Title IX, the University of Notre Dame, its Athletics Department and the Notre Dame Monogram Club celebrated a group of women who paved the way for the success of the University’s women’s athletic program. Included among those women was Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Sally Duffy. Read More.
Catholic Sisters from across the country, along with their friends and families are coming to New Orleans for Nun’s Build. On-site skilled site supervisors will teach volunteers how to install insulation, drywall and trim on multiple houses over the course of five days. Sisters of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. READ MORE.
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Once again Sisters living at the Motherhouse participated in an action to help end the death penalty. The Sisters wrote postcards to their Ohio congressional representative and senator, which will be delivered by the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center. We hear Pope Francis’ call to “all people of good will to mobilize for the abolition of the death penalty throughout the world.” Renewed action seems in order and overdue.
Cincinnati Associates hosted the annual Fall Soup Social for Sisters and Associates on Sunday, Nov. 13 in the Cedars Auditorium on the Motherhouse campus. The gathering is a time of fellowship and thanksgiving for the relationships built through the years.
Mount St. Joseph University honored S. Mary Ann Flannery on Oct. 26, 2022, with the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal. The award presentation was followed by an address from S. Mary Ann. The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal is named in honor of St. Elizabeth Seton, foundress of the Sisters of Charity. The University established the Seton Medal in 1966 in honor of the Mount’s 75th anniversary and to recognize distinguished women in theology. Congratulations, S. Mary Ann, on your tremendous contributions and gifts of spirituality, wit and wisdom!
Sisters Lois Jean Goettke, Monica Gundler and Tracy Kemme attended the 2022 National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) Convocation in Spokane, Washington, held Nov. 3-6, 2022. With a theme of “Call Beyond Borders,” the conference provides the opportunity to engage in professional development and ongoing formation. In reflection S. Tracy wrote, “How are we called beyond borders individually? Communally? Congregationally? As Church? In vocation ministry? The God of ever-bigger dreams beckons, and I long to respond with great love!”