Nuns Build 2017
Cincinnati Sisters of Charity have joined with others from the SC Federation and beyond for this year’s Nuns Build. Each year Sisters from across the country work alongside friends, family and the St. Bernard Project to help rebuild homes in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year volunteers are helping people whose homes were severely damaged from the January tornado.
A Sister to All – S. Carol Wirtz9 Scripture Passages
Meet Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Carol Wirtz. S. Carol ministers at the Santo Nino Clinic in Anapra, Mexico, which provides therapy and special education to children with physical and mental disabilities and their families. READ MORE
As Thanksgiving approaches, we continue to celebrate and express gratitude for God’s blessings. Read our collection of 9 Scripture passages that center on the expression of thankfulness, and offer a deeper reflection of what it means to thank God for our many blessings. READ MORE
SC Connections to Father Solanus Casey:
Living Sisters’ memories
(From left) Sisters Rita Cocquyt, Theresa Ann Moran
and Michael Clare Mauntel all have stories to tell of
Father Solanus Casey during their years of service
in the Detroit, Michigan, area.
As the Sisters of Charity anticipate the beatification of Father Solanus Casey this week, we enjoy the memories of a few of our Sisters living and ministering in Michigan during Father Solanus’ years of service. READ MORE
"Blessed Lord, keep us in your company, and force our coward hearts when they are unwilling to go on."
- St. Elizabeth Seton
November CBSM Mission
Sister Pat Newhouse Honored
S. Pat Newhouse received the Award for Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (Capital Area Chapter in Lansing, Michigan) on Thursday, Nov. 9. According to the program, “S. Pat has raised funds for many charities, including selling red noses for the SIDS Foundation, participating in PBS and MDA telethons and raising money for local area food banks. [She] has helped Haven House by encouraging philanthropy in others, raising more than twelve thousand dollars in the last two years alone…”
Celebrating Veterans Day
S. Francis Clare Pavioni (center) and (back row, from left)
SC employees Jody Stauter, Ruth Marks and Roger Luken
Employees and Sister veterans were honored on Friday, Nov. 10 in the Motherhouse Dining Room. The small group enjoyed a meal and the opportunity to share their stories with each other. Four Sisters of Charity (Maryland Anderson, Diana Bode, Shirley Le Blanc and Francis Clare Pavioni) served our country in addition to 48 deceased Sisters of Charity.
Archdiocese Celebrates Jubilarians
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati recognized sisters, brothers and priests celebrating jubilees in 2017 during Mass on Saturday, October 28. A small group of Sister of Charity jubilarians attended the celebration, which was held at Julie Chapel at Mount Notre Dame in Reading.
Sisters and Associates living in the West enjoyed a pre-Thanksgiving dinner last weekend. Six SCs and four Associates gathered in Denver, Colorado, to enjoy the fellowship and early holiday meal – which included a 23-pound turkey!
9 Prayers of Thanksgiving
This month of thanksgiving is an opportunity for reflection and celebration of the blessings God has provided for each of us, and as the month progresses toward Thanksgiving on Nov. 23, 2017, there are a variety of ways in which we can express our gratitude for God’s blessings, prayer being one of them. READ MORE
Traveling the Path:
Getting to Know Our SC Spiritual Directors
Each month, a new Sister of Charity spiritual director will be interviewed to learn more about the practice and the women called to companion others on their journey. This month’s Q&A is with S. Mary Ellen Murphy. READ MORE
Throughout our life experiences, God’s divine fingerprint is clearly impressed in the everyday shaping of our heart and soul. In “Sacred Encounters,” we offer reflections meant to provide a springboard to your own stories – hopefully assisting you to uncover the sacred encounters hidden in the midst of your everyday circumstances. READ MORE
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 firstname.lastname@example.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. READ MORE