“Let us abandon ourselves
to the Providence of God
and be on our guard
against anticipating it.”

St. Elizabeth Seton

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Christmas Tea

Christmas Tea

The annual Mother Margaret Hall Christmas Tea for employees, Sisters and volunteers was held on Wednesday, Dec. 11 in the Motherhouse Dining Room. MMH staff beautifully decorated the Dining Room in holiday décor and served their guests as a thank you and celebration for the efforts and assistance of all throughout the past year.

The Human Faces of Climate Change

The Human Faces of Climate Change

EarthConnection recently hosted Dr. Mike Roman as a follow-up to its Movies that Matter series featuring Anote’s Ark. Dr. Roman was one of the consultants on the film and is a former Peace Corps volunteer on the island of Kiribati. His lecture, The Human Faces of Climate Change, introduced those attending to the people on the island and the unprecedented climate change challenges they have silently faced over the past three decades.

Leadership Team Hosts Open House

Leadership Team Hosts Open House

Members of the Sisters of Charity Leadership Team hosted an Open House on Friday, Dec. 6 for employees and Sisters. The Open House provided visitors with an opportunity to visit with Leadership Team members and the chance to win one of many holiday-themed door prizes.

Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls

Members of the Mount St. Joseph University baseball team and coaches decorated the halls of Mother Margaret Hall on Friday, Dec. 6. Team members decorated trees and brought the holiday spirit to Sisters and employees of the nursing facility.

On the First Day of Christmas …

On the First Day of Christmas …

Sisters of Charity and SC employees started their holiday celebrations off with an annual tradition – the 12 Days of Christmas sing-along. The celebration (in its 19th year) was held on Thursday, Dec. 6 and includes employees and Sisters participating in their own, unique rendition of the holiday classic.

Celebrating the Season

Celebrating the Season

The Motherhouse Gift Shop hosted its annual Christmas sale Dec. 3-5 for Sisters, Associates, employees and guests. Christmas cards, decorations, handcrafted items and delicious holiday treats were included in the fun.

S. Annie Klapheke Renews Temporary Vows

S. Annie Klapheke Renews Temporary Vows

Members of the Visitation House hosted a small group of Sisters, including the SC Leadership Team, on Sunday, Dec. 1 for the renewal of temporary vows of S. Annie Klapheke. The group gathered in prayer and a shared meal to celebrate the occasion.

Working In Neighborhoods Honors S. Sally Duffy

Working In Neighborhoods Honors S. Sally Duffy

S. Sally Duffy was one of three inductees into the Working In Neighborhoods (WIN) Hall of Fame on Monday, Nov. 18. As co-chair of the Cincinnati Child Poverty Collaborative, S. Sally was recognized as a WIN collaborator in the elimination of child poverty. For 41 years WIN has empowered people to make informed choices for themselves and their neighborhoods through community building, home ownership and economic learning.

Nuns Build 2019

Nuns Build 2019

Members of the Sisters of Charity and the SC Federation are concluding their week in New Orleans, Louisiana, as part of Nuns Build 2019. The House of Charity is hosting Federation Sisters and participants for the week while the group helped in the ongoing efforts in New Orleans.

S. Pat Hill Receives Caregiver Recognition Honor

S. Pat Hill Receives Caregiver Recognition Honor

The Cincinnati Sisters of Charity Associates hosted the annual Fall Soup on Sunday, Nov. 10. In addition to enjoying fellowship and a meal, Associates Sue DiTullio and Carmen Ferguson offered a presentation on their experiences with the Collaborative Leadership Development Program. Food items were also collected from guests and donated to the Community Matters Food Pantry.

Associates Host Fall Soup

Associates Host Fall Soup

The Cincinnati Sisters of Charity Associates hosted the annual Fall Soup on Sunday, Nov. 10. In addition to enjoying fellowship and a meal, Associates Sue DiTullio and Carmen Ferguson offered a presentation on their experiences with the Collaborative Leadership Development Program. Food items were also collected from guests and donated to the Community Matters Food Pantry.

S. Judith Metz Receives St. Elizabeth Seton Medal Award

S. Judith Metz Receives St. Elizabeth Seton Medal Award

The Mount St. Joseph University community honored S. Judith Metz on Wednesday, Nov. 6 with the St. Elizabeth Seton Medal. The honor was established in 1996 to recognize the educational legacy of the Sisters of Charity and is presented annually to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to theology. The award presentation included a lecture by S. Judy, titled “Elizabeth Seton: My Heart Stirred for the Word of God.” S. Judy is a historian and writer; her ministries have included archival/historical research and writing, instructing, board appointments and community service.

House of Charity Hosts Charity Past, Present and Future

House of Charity Hosts Charity Past, Present and Future

The feasts of All Saints and All Souls were the perfect occasions for members of the Sisters of Charity Federation Future of Charity to come together at the House of Charity in New Orleans, Louisiana. Over the weekend the group celebrated the two feast days while also enjoying community and New Orleans in November.

St. Joseph Orphanage Honors Sisters of Charity

St. Joseph Orphanage Honors Sisters of Charity

St. Joseph Orphanage (SJO) recognized the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati on Oct. 24 during SJO’s “A Night Under the Stars” Gala. The gala celebrated SJO’s 190th anniversary and also honored the Sisters of Charity, who founded the organization in 1829, and as a result of their efforts, thousands of children over many decades received the care and education they needed to thrive. During the presentation St. Joseph Orphanage CEO Eric Cummins presented an art glass sculpture to S. Mary Catherine Faller, chair of the SJO Board, that is inscribed: “Thank You, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Founding a Haven of Hope for Children in Crisis.”

Suzuki Teacher Trainers Meet in Madrid

Suzuki Teacher Trainers Meet in Madrid

Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Alice Ann O’Neill recently returned from Madrid, Spain, where she attended the International Suzuki Teacher Trainers Convention. S. Alice Ann, who has been teaching Suzuki cello for 25 years, had the opportunity to meet new Suzuki teaching friends from Iceland, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Argentina and Australia, learning about each region and their teacher training programs.

MMH Hosts Fall Festival

MMH Hosts Fall Festival

Sisters in Mother Margaret Hall nursing facility celebrated the season on Oct. 26 with the annual Fall Festival. Employees and their guests had the opportunity to trick-or-treat, play games and enjoy refreshments with the Sisters and MMH staff.

Celebrating Fall

Celebrating Fall

Sisters in Mother Margaret Hall nursing facility celebrated the changing of the seasons last week with the annual Harvest Brunch. Motherhouse and Mother Margaret Hall staff assisted in preparing and serving the meal for the Sisters.

Holy Name Parish Celebrates 160 Years

Holy Name Parish Celebrates 160 Years

Sisters of Charity were in attendance on Sunday, Oct. 20 for a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrating the 160th anniversary of Holy Name Parish in Cleveland, Ohio. Many Sisters of Charity ministered at the parish throughout its 160-year history of faith.

Mother Margaret Hall Art Show on Display

Mother Margaret Hall Art Show on Display

The annual Mother Margaret Hall Art Show, sharing the work of both Sisters and employees, was exhibited on Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the Mother Margaret Hall Community Room. Artwork included watercolor, photography, oil paintings and various other mediums.

House of Charity Hosts Creighton University Students

House of Charity Hosts Creighton University Students

The Sisters of Charity Federation House of Charity is hosting students from Creighton University this week. Students have had the opportunity to partner with SBP to offer rebuilding assistance to families in the area while also finding time to experience the New Orleans culture.

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