“To live according to the
spirit is to do what faith,
hope and love teaches
us, both in spiritual and
secular things.” 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Associates in Mission

Associates in Mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati are women and men, young and old, married, single, widowed, divorced, ordained, who share in the mission and spirit of the community.

These women and men seek to express in their lives, a spirituality of attending to God in prayer, in each other, and wherever God’s love is made visible. Associates in Mission commit to explore a new dimension of Christian life, one that calls for a deeper fidelity to the gospel. Associates commit to a relationship centered upon living and spreading the gospel message, serving the spiritual and corporal needs of God’s people and sharing friendship, faith and action with the Community.

They offer one another, and the Sisters of Charity, mutually enriching relationships with the opportunity to share faith and the awareness of how the gospel impacts our lives and our world.

Associates in Mission strive to integrate the mission and spirit of the Sisters of Charity into her/his role, position or ministry. Associates try to live in a way that makes visible the virtues of humility, simplicity and charity which are the foundation to the spirituality of the community.

There are as many ways to be an Associate as there are Associates. Each one finds the best way that she/he can share this charism (spirit) with others. This could be through their work in a business setting, educational facility, in health care or a non-profit organization. Associates may volunteer at one of the SC ministries or serve in a parish. Their service may be within their own family, caring for children, a spouse or an elderly relative. A life of prayer may be the way they support the community’s efforts. They may find that advocacy for the poor or work as a full-time volunteer is how they express the Gospel message.

However they choose to serve, being an Associate is more about “being” rather than “doing”. Associates’ lives mirror the way they experience the relationship with individual Sisters and/or other Associates, sharing the love of Christ with others in their every day situations.

Associates pursue avenues with the congregation which encourage personal spiritual growth and development. They receive and give support to other community members by participating in gatherings for prayer, discussion and socializing. They keep informed of community events and functions and respond to and initiate communication with other Associates and Sisters.

Associate Mission Statement:

We Associates of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati are women and men striving to live the Gospel values. Called by God, we choose to be in mutual relationship with the Sisters of Charity guided by their Mission Statement. We commit ourselves to participate in this mission through our individual life situations.

SC Mission Statement:

Urged by the love of Christ and in the spirit of our founder, Elizabeth Ann Seton, we Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati strive to live Gospel values. We choose to act justly, to build loving relationships, to share our resources with those in need, and to care for all creation. (Chapter 2011)

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Directed Spirituality Retreats
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm

S. Judith Bonini, IHM, has been involved in retreat/spiritual direction for more than 20 years. Presently she is pastoral services director at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Motherhouse in Monroe, Michigan. Her deep love is spiritual direction and retreat ministry. S. Judith invites the person to name God’s invitation, to reverence and to respond to this mystery as it unfolds in one’s life experiences.

S. Maureen Heverin, SC, received formal training in spiritual direction at the Jesuit Renewal Center in Milford, Ohio, in 1990. Her ministry experience includes elementary and adult education, social service work, spiritual formation, and leadership in the Sisters of Charity. Presently, S. Maureen’s ministry in the Spirituality Center includes spiritual direction, directing retreats and facilitating various spiritual programs.

S. Mary Ann Humbert, SC, participated in the summer Institute in Spiritual Direction out of Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, and studied in the Christian Spirituality program at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. She completed her internship in retreat and spiritual direction at Milford Spiritual Center where she subsequently worked as part of the internship training team. She has conducted prayer classes, retreat opportunities and adult educational sessions for men and women from diverse religious traditions. She is trained in bio-spirituality and focusing and has been journeying with others as a spiritual director since 1973.

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S. Marie Vincentia Roney

Sister Marie Vincentia Roney died June 1, 2023 at the age of  90 in Mother Margaret Hall, the nursing facility for the Sisters of Charity, Cincinnati, Ohio. Sister Marie Vincentia was born on July 8, 1932 to Edward M. and Josephine (Lerch) Roney in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was one of 13 children, six girls and seven boys. She was a Sister of Charity for 71 years. READ MORE.