"At times when I might have
been met with difficulties,
Providence suddenly placed
in my path people who could
help me.”

St. Louise de Marillac



The Archives of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati is located in the Motherhouse of the Community in Mount Saint Joseph, Ohio, and exists to collect, organize, preserve, and make available to the Congregational administration, members, researchers, and the public, records and materials which pertain to the origin, history and spirit of the Congregation. This function contributes to a knowledge and understanding of the role and contributions of the Sisters of Charity in the development of the Catholic Church and society. The archives operates under the auspices of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.

Visiting and Using the Collection

Permission to use the collection can be obtained from the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Congregational Archivist. External researchers need to complete a request form stating the purpose of their research and a list of collections to be consulted upon their visit, which must be approved by the Archivist prior to an on-site visit. If a researcher is unable to visit the Archives in person, the Archivist will conduct a minimum amount of research and provide scanned copies of some materials if requested. Research requests or general inquiries about the collection can be relayed to the Archives by any of the following methods:

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Archives
Seton Hall
5900 Delhi Rd.
Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051

Congregational Archivist: Veronica Buchanan
Call: 513-347-5348
Email: Veronica.Buchanan@srcharitycinti.org

Our Collections

Our archival holdings total around 500 cubic feet and span the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Our repository includes an extensive collection of photographs, audio-visual material, artifacts, as well as paper materials. Although the entire collection has been processed to an inventory level, we are working to create detailed finding aids for more than 300 of the mission collections, which include every hospital, school, orphanage, social service center, or other form of ministry that was either founded or staffed by Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. We have been able to upload over 220 finding aids to the Ohiolink Finding Aid Repository: http://ead.ohiolink.edu/

Sisters, scholars, genealogists and anyone interested in the history of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati are welcome to visit. The Archivist can assist visitors with some on-site research by appointment or email requests (contact information above).


Sisters of Charity Federation Archivists Collections

The Sisters of Charity Federation Archivists have collaborated on a shared website archiving service, Archive-it. To search content from this current as well as the earlier Sister of Charity website, please click the link below and use the search bar at the center of the page:


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Directed Spirituality Retreats
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm

S. Judith Bonini, IHM, has been involved in retreat/spiritual direction for more than 20 years. Presently she is pastoral services director at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Motherhouse in Monroe, Michigan. Her deep love is spiritual direction and retreat ministry. S. Judith invites the person to name God’s invitation, to reverence and to respond to this mystery as it unfolds in one’s life experiences.

S. Maureen Heverin, SC, received formal training in spiritual direction at the Jesuit Renewal Center in Milford, Ohio, in 1990. Her ministry experience includes elementary and adult education, social service work, spiritual formation, and leadership in the Sisters of Charity. Presently, S. Maureen’s ministry in the Spirituality Center includes spiritual direction, directing retreats and facilitating various spiritual programs.

S. Mary Ann Humbert, SC, participated in the summer Institute in Spiritual Direction out of Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, and studied in the Christian Spirituality program at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. She completed her internship in retreat and spiritual direction at Milford Spiritual Center where she subsequently worked as part of the internship training team. She has conducted prayer classes, retreat opportunities and adult educational sessions for men and women from diverse religious traditions. She is trained in bio-spirituality and focusing and has been journeying with others as a spiritual director since 1973.

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S. Marie Vincentia Roney

Sister Marie Vincentia Roney died June 1, 2023 at the age of  90 in Mother Margaret Hall, the nursing facility for the Sisters of Charity, Cincinnati, Ohio. Sister Marie Vincentia was born on July 8, 1932 to Edward M. and Josephine (Lerch) Roney in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was one of 13 children, six girls and seven boys. She was a Sister of Charity for 71 years. READ MORE.