“Charity is certainly
greater than any rule.
Moreover, all rules
must lead to charity.”

St. Vincent de Paul


Spirituality Center Retreats and Programs

Most people who desire to make a retreat want to step aside from the busy life they lead and spend some time looking within, looking at their relationship with God, and what is happening in their lives. All adults are welcome to participate in our retreats regardless of religious affiliation, vocation or gender. Call the Spirituality Center director, S. Marty Dermody, SC, at 513-347-5453 for assistance.

There are other Sisters of Charity spiritual directors available for directed retreats at the scheduled retreat times. Both the conference and directed retreats can be made for a shorter number of days if so desired. If choosing a director for a directed retreat other than those listed in this brochure, contact the Sister to make sure she is available during your requested days before sending in your registration. If you would like assistance in identifying other directors, call 513-347-5453 for information or email us at spirituality.center@srcharitycinti.org.

All retreatants must send proof of vaccination. Please make sure you bring a mask in case they are required.

Shiny Bits of Scripture … A Guided Retreat

Alice Camille will be offering reflections on scripture for the Sisters of Charity at their annual retreat.

Presenter: Alice Camille
Dates and Times: Sunday, Sept. 10 beginning at 4 p.m. through Saturday, Sept. 16 at noon
Overnight Fee: $525; $500 for Sisters of Charity
Commuter Fee: $400; $375 for Sisters of Charity
A $100 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration (applied to total fee).

*Note: We have 20 rooms available for outside guests. Please register early if you would like overnight accommodations. Please contact the Spirituality Center at 513-347-5449/513-347-5453 or email spirituality.center@srcharitycinti.org for additional information or to register.

Charisms: Living Streams of the Spirit with Dr. Carol Zinn, SSJ

Carol will share her reflections about the emerging awareness of the charism of Religious Life, its essential elements, and the place of individual Congregational charisms in this emergence. There will also be an exploration and conversation about newer members’ experience of inter-cultural formation, community life and ministry in relationship to the emerging. Each participant is requested to bring a copy of a brief statement of her congregation’s charism statement, to be shared at her table.

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023

Registration/Coffee & Rolls – 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Program –  9:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m.

Location: Sisters of Charity Motherhouse
Cost: $30.00 (A catered lunch is included in the registration fee.)
Register here!

Dr. Carol Zinn, SSJ a Sister of St. Joseph from Chestnut Hill Philadelphia, PA has ministered in the formal and non-formal education profession. She earned a BS in Education from Chestnut Hill College PA; a Master’s in Theology from St. Bonaventure University, NY;
and a Doctorate in Curriculum Development & Education Foundations from the University of NC. She was also a research fellow at
Episcopal Divinity School & Harvard University on the topic: “Leadership & Transformation.”

Having served in many leadership roles throughout her religious life, Carol served on her Congregation’s leadership team and in the Presidency of LCWR from 2012-2015. Currently she serves as the Executive Director of LCWR. The emerging future of religious life is a particular interest of the organization.

Centering Prayer

If you feel called to a contemplative way of praying, and if you would like mutual, ongoing support and learning about it, a Centering Prayer group may be for you.

Leaders: Liz Maxwell & Joyce Richter, SC
Location: Prayer Room; SC Motherhouse
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Fee: free; no registration required

Leaders: Liz Maxwell & Joyce Richter, SC
Location: Prayer Room; SC Motherhouse
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Fee: free; no registration required