“A heart filled with charity
is a sanctuary in which
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Celebrating Summer

Celebrating Summer

Cincinnati Associates hosted their annual summer picnic on Saturday, Aug. 10 in the Cedars Auditorium. Sisters and Associates had the opportunity to enjoy some of their favorite summer foods while meeting the newest SC Associates in Mission.

Celebrating Our Associates

Celebrating Our Associates

August has been a month of celebration and welcome for SC Associates. Congratulations to Veronica Buchanan, Cheryl Dagy, Linda Jung, Dee Mansi, David Scharfenberger and Patsy Schwaiger, who made their commitments as Associates in Mission with the Sisters of Charity on Aug. 11 in the Motherhouse chapel. The previous week Bonnie Elder and Lisa McDowell made their initial commitments as Associates in Mission at The National Shrine of St. Therese in Juneau, Alaska. In addition, the Community had the privilege of celebrating the Silver Jubilees (25 years) of Associates Betty Rensing and Sandra Schafer.

SC Heritage Program Offers Tours

SC Heritage Program Offers Tours

On Tuesday, July 30, the SC Heritage Program offered SC employees and Sponsored Ministry board and committee members an opportunity to learn more about the heritage and mission of the Congregation. Sister Judith Metz, community historian, provided the presentation on the history of the Sisters of Charity; a tour and lunch were also included.

Community Celebrates Jubilees

Community Celebrates Jubilees

The Sisters of Charity Community came together on Saturday, July 27 to honor the anniversaries of Sisters celebrating 60, 65, 70, 75 and 85 years of service in 2019. A total of 32 Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati are celebrating special anniversaries with the Community this year. The women represent 2,105 total years of service in the Cincinnati Archdiocese, in dioceses throughout the United States and beyond.

Giving Voice Hosts National Gathering

Giving Voice Hosts National Gathering

Catholic Sisters under age 50 gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, June 27-30, 2019, to attend the Giving Voice National Gathering. Every two years Giving Voice hosts the bridge-building gathering in hopes of deepening relationships and fostering growth, leadership skills and a vision for the future of religious life. During the four-day gathering participants focused conversations and workshops around the theme: “Boldness and Beauty of Communion: Living Religious Life Now!”

Celebrating Our Independence

Celebrating Our Independence

Sisters living in the Motherhouse and Cincinnati area enjoyed the Fourth of July holiday with a celebration on the newly renovated front porch on Thursday, July 4. The gathering of more than 40 Sisters included appetizers, sparklers and the singing of many patriotic tunes.

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Welcome New Leadership Team

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Welcome New Leadership Team

Leadership Council members hosted an ice cream social on Tuesday, June 18 to thank Sisters and employees for their support and efforts the past four years. In return, Sisters and employees surprised council members with a thank you of their own, showering Sisters Joan Elizabeth Cook, Mary Bookser, Marge Kloos, Louise Lears, and Mary Caroline Marchal with a blessing, flowers and cards of thanks. The current Leadership Council term will end on June 30, 2019.

Mission Walk a Success

Mission Walk a Success

Leadership Council members hosted an ice cream social on Tuesday, June 18 to thank Sisters and employees for their support and efforts the past four years. In return, Sisters and employees surprised council members with a thank you of their own, showering Sisters Joan Elizabeth Cook, Mary Bookser, Marge Kloos, Louise Lears, and Mary Caroline Marchal with a blessing, flowers and cards of thanks. The current Leadership Council term will end on June 30, 2019.

Variety Show: Sisters of Charity Unwind and Show Their Talents

Variety Show: Sisters of Charity Unwind and Show Their Talents

Leadership Council members hosted an ice cream social on Tuesday, June 18 to thank Sisters and employees for their support and efforts the past four years. In return, Sisters and employees surprised council members with a thank you of their own, showering Sisters Joan Elizabeth Cook, Mary Bookser, Marge Kloos, Louise Lears, and Mary Caroline Marchal with a blessing, flowers and cards of thanks. The current Leadership Council term will end on June 30, 2019.

Blessings of Gratitude

Blessings of Gratitude

Leadership Council members hosted an ice cream social on Tuesday, June 18 to thank Sisters and employees for their support and efforts the past four years. In return, Sisters and employees surprised council members with a thank you of their own, showering Sisters Joan Elizabeth Cook, Mary Bookser, Marge Kloos, Louise Lears, and Mary Caroline Marchal with a blessing, flowers and cards of thanks. The current Leadership Council term will end on June 30, 2019.

Federation Members Gather for Assembly of the Whole

Federation Members Gather for Assembly of the Whole

Sisters of Charity Federation members, Associates, staff and guests representing 14 congregations gathered in Chicago, Ill., June 13-16 for the first-ever Assembly of the Whole. The assembly was a moving and thought-provoking time to consider what congregations have accomplished over the years, and how to move forward together, weaving unstoppable charity. To learn more, visit https://sistersofcharityfederation.org/assembly-of-the-whole/

Community Celebrates Employees

Community Celebrates Employees

The Sisters of Charity Community came together on Thursday, June 6 to recognize employees celebrating special anniversaries with the Community. Motherhouse and Mother Margaret Hall employees celebrating five to 30 years of service were honored as well as those individuals retiring within the past year.

St. John the Baptist Celebrates S. Rose William

St. John the Baptist Celebrates S. Rose William

Congratulations to S. Rose William Herzog, who was honored by St. John the Baptist in Harrison, Ohio, on Friday, May 17. For the last 37 years S. Rose William has taught and tutored at the school. Throughout the day of celebration, students, parents and adult members of the parish had the opportunity to express their gratitude to Sister. In addition, on behalf of the school, the mayor of Harrison and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Mission Office presented S. Rose William with a $1,200 check in her honor to the Holy Childhood Missions as a thank you for her ongoing support.

Clarke University Celebrates S. Joanne

Clarke University Celebrates S. Joanne

Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, celebrated the presidency of S. Joanne Burrows in April during its Donor Open House. S. Joanne is retiring from Clarke this month as she prepares to begin her new ministry with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. She was elected councilor to the SC Leadership Team in April and will begin her term on July 1, 2019.

Seton High School Celebrates S. Teresa Dutcher

Seton High School Celebrates S. Teresa Dutcher

The Seton High School community celebrated the retirement of S. Teresa Dutcher on Wednesday, May 15. S. Teresa has ministered at the school for the past 39 years. She was recently elected as councilor to the Sisters of Charity Leadership Team beginning July 1, 2019.

Daniel Comboni Community Clinic Celebrates 25 Years

Daniel Comboni Community Clinic Celebrates 25 Years

“Be a source of encouragement to one another; in this way your mutual good example will speak louder than words.” St. Louise de Marillac Daniel Comboni Community Clinic Celebrates 25 Years The community of Mixco, Guatemala, came together in May to...

Sowers of Prophetic Hope

Sowers of Prophetic Hope

The International Union of Superiors General (UISG) began its 2019 plenary assembly on May 6 in Rome. Several Sisters in leadership from the SC Federation in the United States and Canada – including Sister of Charity of Cincinnati President Joan Elizabeth Cook (pictured center) – are participating in this gathering of more than 800 Sisters representing 80 countries.

Welcome New Associate

Welcome New Associate

Congratulations to Kate Branch who made her initial commitment as an Associate in Mission on Sunday, May 5 in the Motherhouse chapel. Kate is the niece of S. Marie Pauline Skalski and daughter of Associate Pat Branch.

Associate Ice Cream Social

Associate Ice Cream Social

Cincinnati Associates hosted the annual Ice Cream Social for Sisters in Mother Margaret Hall nursing facility on Sunday, May 5. The event has become well-attended over the years as Sisters and Associates enjoy the opportunity to spend special time with one another.

In Our Own Words: Religious Life in a Changing World

In Our Own Words: Religious Life in a Changing World

On May 4, religious Sisters from different congregations and across multiple generations gathered in the Cedars Auditorium at the SC Motherhouse for a panel discussion on the book In Our Own Words: Religious Life in a Changing World. More than 100 attended to hear from four of the 13 authors of the book and to participate in table and large group sharing. The panel of authors included Thuy Tran, CSJ, Amanda Carrier, RSM, Mary Teresa Perez, OP, and our very own Tracy Kemme, SC. In both the book and in their panel presentations, the authors shared about their personal experiences of discernment, formation, community life, ministry, and the challenges and joys of religious life.

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Meet Our New Associates: Veronica Buchanan

While many in the SC Community know her for her thorough work in the Congregation’s Archives, Veronica Buchanan became even closer to the Community this weekend when she made her commitment as an Associate in Mission of the Sisters of Charity …