SOA Prayer Service
A group of Sisters gathered on Sunday, Nov. 23 for a prayer vigil to remember all who have died at the hands of soldiers trained at the School of the Americas (SOA) in Fort Benning, Ga. For years Sisters of Charity have gathered with thousands of other individuals and organizations at the gate of Fort Benning to express our concern. According to the Center for International Policy, the SOA is notorious for its training of abusive military forces.
Girl Scouts Visit
Mother Margaret Hall
On Friday, Nov. 21 the St. Antoninus Daisy Troop visited Mother Margaret Hall. Sisters and Daisies were paired up and had an opportunity to get to know each other before taking part in a craft. The visit ended with Daisies singing the Sisters a few songs. This was the beginning of a year-long friendship between the Daisies and their Sister pals. A pen pal relationship will continue to build throughout the year, and the troop will return in March for another visit.
Associates Host Fall Luncheon
(From left) Associate Mary Ellen Williams, Associate Candidate Liz Kelly,
S. Maureen Heverin and Associate Candidate Virginia Gilmore
Sisters and Associates gathered on Sunday, Nov. 23 for the annual fall soup luncheon, hosted by the SC Associates. In addition to the meal, the group enjoyed prayer and fellowship.
"We must live in such harmony that what one does is pleasing to the other."
-Louise de Marillac
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Presents The Joy of the Gospel
The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Spirituality Center hosted Father Dan Hartnett, SJ, on Sunday, Nov. 23 as he presented The Joy of the Gospel. During the two-hour session, those attending explored Pope Francis’ transformative vision for both Church and society.
Peaslee Neighborhood Center
Recognizes S. Terry Thorman
On Thursday, Nov. 6, Peaslee Neighborhood Center in Over-the-Rhine (Cincinnati) honored S. Terry Thorman with the Dream Builder Award for her dedication to Peaslee’s piano program. The award recognizes individuals whose energy, talents and heart are dedicated to the service of others. S. Terry began volunteering with the piano program in 1990, and (with the exception of a few years' absence) has been an integral part of it ever since. As one of her adult students, June Alexander, said, “She won't let you give up. She helps students find the music in her soul.”
Associate Jim Weber
James Weber made his commitment as an Associate in Mission on Sunday, Nov. 16 in the Motherhouse chapel. Learn more about one of our newest Associates in the following question and answer.
Community Welcomes Associates
Congratulations to Rev. John Amankwah and James Weber, who made their commitments as Associates in Mission on Sunday, Nov. 16 in the Motherhouse chapel. During the ceremony, each candidate, alongside his companion, was called forward to read his personal statement and make his formal request to the Community. Father John’s companion was S. Monica Lucas, and Jim’s was S. Janet Gildea. A reception and celebration followed in the Motherhouse Dining Room.
Ministry in Motion
S. Ginny Scherer is teacher, chair of the science department and senior class advisor at Lehman Catholic High School in Sidney, Ohio.
From the Archives
Ten years ago, WCPO, Channel 9 in Cincinnati, featured S. Sarah Mulligan and her ministry at the Daniel Comboni Community Clinic in Mixco, Guatemala. Today, S. Sarah continues her ministry to the Guatemalan people as director of the clinic, which provides health services and community programs to the large population of indigenous people living in poverty. To learn more about Sister’s ministry today …
November Mission Electronic
Mission is the quarterly electronic newsletter dedicated to promoting the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. To view ...
Food for the Soul
The Sisters of Charity Art Collection contains many beautiful reproductions of masters’ artwork. Some of these paintings are hung in locations not frequented by many. In an effort to make this art more assessable, the Communications Office and the Archives began displaying one of these paintings in the Motherhouse Dining Room each month. Accompanying the art is an account of how it came to be in the art collection, a brief history of the art, and of the artist and his style. November's featured artwork is a statue of the Miraculous Mother. Click here to 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 ...
Are you looking to improve your own or others health and healing? Sister of Charity Josetta Marie Chu’s Exercises from East to West offers doable exercises to help one’s physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Order your copy today! For more info …