“Curiosity, too which keeps us
engaged in what is going on,
brings home many a foolish
companion for our thoughts
to break the silence and peace
our Lord desires to find in us.” 

St. Elizabeth Seton

History of Associates

The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati are joined by Associates who are lay women and men and reside throughout the United States. The Sister/Associate relationship was established in 1973 so that individuals could partner with the Sisters in responding to the Gospel in the spirit of St. Elizabeth Bayley Seton.

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S. Irene Luther

S. Irene Luther died Feb. 2, 2021 at the age of 92 in Mother Margaret Hall. S. Irene was born on July 22, 1928 to William G. and Irene (Portass) Luther in Chicago, Illinois. She was a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati for 74 years.