“Be a source of encouragement
to one another; in this way your
mutual good example will speak
louder than words.”

St. Louise de Marillac

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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.

Elizabeth Seton Award

Elizabeth Seton Award

The Sisters of Charity Community came together on Saturday, April 27 to honor the recipients of this year’s Elizabeth Ann Seton Awards.

Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day Celebration

EarthConnection presented a full day of activities for Earth Day on Monday, April 22. The day was filled with presentations, art activities, and the opportunity to send postcards to Senators in support of legislation that works toward the goal of 100 percent renewable energy.

MMH Easter Egg Hunt

MMH Easter Egg Hunt

Mother Margaret Hall Sisters celebrated Easter with employees and their families on Saturday, April 13 with an Easter egg hunt, games and activities.

Chapter Closing

Chapter Closing

The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati elected a new Leadership Team on April 4, 2019, during the Congregation’s 2019 Chapter.

Associates Host Spring Fling

Associates Host Spring Fling

Sisters, Associates and Associate Candidates in the Greater Cincinnati area attended the annual Spring Fling, hosted by the Associates, on Saturday, March 23 at the Motherhouse. Following lunch guests had the opportunity to hear S. Winnie Brubach speak about the garden at EarthConnection.

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