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Sisters Andrea and Tracy
Pronounce First Vows

On Saturday, June 27 the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Community came together to celebrate the profession of First Vows of Sisters Andrea Koverman and Tracy Kemme. “[I] joyfully commit myself for three years to the service of God, God’s people and all of Creation as a member of the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati,” each woman vowed during the celebration. “… I devote my life to continuing the transformative mission of Jesus to bring about the Kingdom. I freely promise to live in community and be a woman of communion, energized by Christ’s love and life.” President S. Joan Elizabeth Cook accepted the vows, and a Community celebration with Andrea and Tracy’s friends and family followed in the Motherhouse Dining Room. To learn more about Sisters Andrea and Tracy…

A Charity Charism Retreat
in the Living Cosmology

The Sisters of Charity Federation Grassroots Planners sponsored A Charity Charism Retreat in the Living Cosmology during the week of June 14 in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Each day a cosmic-related presentation was given by Maureen Wilde, SC of Halifax, followed by silence and a variety of supplementary activities to enhance the experience, including liturgy. Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Paula Gonzalez gave one afternoon presentation relating to energy. Participants from all SC Federation groups, except three, were  in attendance;  this included 16 SCs of Cincinnati.

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Novice Tracy Kemme shares her spiritual and vocational journey to becoming a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati.

S. Margarita Brewer Honored

S. Margarita Brewer with her sons Dan (left) and William.

Congratulations to S. Margarita Brewer, who received Northern Kentucky University’s 24th annual Lincoln Award on June 23. The award is given annually to individuals who exemplify the qualities of outstanding citizenship, notable achievement and distinguished service in their professions. Sister founded the English Language Learning Foundation, Inc. to help English language learners succeed in school while also preserving their cultural identity. She also helped bring social service agencies together to serve the Hispanic population through the Su Casa Hispanic Ministry Center, and coordinated services for English language learners at Cincinnati Public Schools.

Journeying for 55 Years:
An Interview with S. Mary Gallagher

S. Mary Gallagher currently lives and ministers in Dominica. Read more about her life and ministries – past and present …

Days of Mission and Service Conclude

Our Days of Mission and Service for the Year of Consecrated Life concluded on Friday, June 19. Close to 50 volunteers joined the Sisters and offered their time and talents to projects at the following locations: St. William School, EarthConnection, Resurrection School, Working In Neighborhoods and the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse. The service days were part of a year-long celebration for the “Year of Consecrated Life,” as declared by Pope Francis. They offered families and adults the opportunity to learn more about religious life today and develop new and lasting relationships.

Welcome Summer

"Hope is an orientation of the heart; it transcends the world
that is immediately experienced, and is anchored
somewhere beyond the horizons."
(Vaclav Havel)

Community Shows Support
for Pope’s Encyclical

The Sisters of Charity welcomed Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’, on the environment with a prayer service on the Motherhouse front porch - overlooking nature’s beauty - on Thursday, June 18. Many Sisters and friends of the Community participated; it was a joyful celebration, but also a reminder of the urgency on the part of we humans to “Care for Our Common Home.” The opportunity to  gather in prayer was sponsored by the SC Spirituality Center, EarthConnection and the Office of Peace, Justice and Care for  Creation. To view a copy of the entire encyclical letter …

Mission Walk Celebrates
Clinic’s 20 Years

Despite the rain, the 10th annual Mission Walk on Saturday, June 20 was a success! The walk benefits the Daniel Comboni Community Clinic in Mixco, Guatemala, where S. Sarah Mulligan lives and ministers. In its 20th year, the clinic serves as a health and education lifeline to the people of Mixco, providing programs to more than 45,000 families.

Mary Magdalene Prayer Service

All are welcome to attend the Mary Magdalene Prayer Service on Wednesday, July 22 at the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Motherhouse Chapel (701 E. Columbia Ave., Cincinnati 45215). The service will begin at 7 p.m.; refreshments will be served immediately following. For more information …

Serving in the Now

S. Cathy Cahur – a diamond jubilarian - ministers at Most Holy Redeemer Parish in San Francisco, California, teaching centering prayer. To learn more about S. Cathy and her life and ministry …

June E-VŌc
Now Available

E-Vōc is the monthly electronic newsletter of Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Vocations Team.
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April Mission Electronic
Newsletter Available

Mission is the quarterly electronic newsletter dedicated to promoting the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. To view ...

Associate Spotlight

Cincinnati Associate in Mission Judy Sauerbrey volunteers at Mother Margaret Hall where she enjoys getting to know the Sisters and hearing their life stories. To read more about Judy and her relationship with the Community …

Looking Back 25 Years

It has been 25 years since Sisters of Charity ‘came home’ to the Motherhouse for Homecoming 1990. Our Vision Statement was born through those days of sharing. Might we come home again and deepen our living of this inspired work of ours? Has it become real? Enjoy the memories! To view the SC Vision Statement …

The Call

S. Georgia Kitt looks back 50 years to her first meeting with the Sisters of Charity. To read ...

Join Us On Instagram

The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati are now on Instagram, a photo-based social media application that allows you to scroll through snapshots of your friends’ daily lives as well as post what you want others to see of yours. Learn more…


Motherhouse A to Z

The Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse – home to the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati since the late 1800s – is considered a landmark in western Cincinnati. From the exquisite Art Room to the intricate design of the Immaculate Conception Chapel, each of the building’s rooms or features has a rich history to tell. To learn more about the Motherhouse and its many gems visit our A to Z guide …

Books Available to Purchase

Santa Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton is a 4-page brochure written in Spanish, with Mother Seton's life and litany prayer to her. Price: $.50 for 1 copy, $.40 a piece for 6-10 copies, $.30 a piece for 11 or more copies. Free shipping. Order from Regina Bechtle, SC by calling 718-879-5271 or emailing rbechtle@scny.org. To view publications available for purchase ...

At the End of the Santa Fe Trail recounts the lively experiences of Sister Blandina Segale on her missions in Colorado and New Mexico from 1872 to 1892. To view an informational flyer ...

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