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National Catholic Schools Week
Jan. 25-31


This week we celebrate National Catholic Schools Week. This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” For the week, or any other time a school finds it appropriate, the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati have age-appropriate resource materials available on our website related to S. Blandina Segale, our Cincinnati saint in the making, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, who celebrates 40 years of sainthood this September. For word searches, crossword puzzles, essay topics and coloring books, please visit our website at www.srcharitycinti.org/resources/education.htm

Community Celebrates Catholic Schools


Sisters, Associates and employees celebrated National Catholic Schools Week on Wednesday, Jan. 28 in the Motherhouse Dining Room. School songs and fond memories were shared at lunch, and a few even remembered the answers to catechism questions.

Seeds of Learning—Mother Seton’s Legacy


In honor of National Catholic Schools Week, S. Regina Bechtle, SC-NY, remembers the founder of the Sisters of Charity, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, who many call the “Foundress of the Parochial School System.” To read S. Regina’s article and to learn more about Mother Seton’s legacy in education …

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"There are no persons more constant and firm in doing good than those who are meek and gracious."
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Novice Tracy Kemme shares her spiritual and vocational journey to becoming a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati.

Continuing Catholic Education

In celebration of National Catholic Schools Week, we thank all our Sisters and Associates (past and present) who have devoted their lives and ministries to Catholic education. S. Ginny Scherer continues the SC legacy today as teacher, chair of the science department and senior class advisor at Lehman Catholic High School in Sidney, Ohio.

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Pope Francis and Friends


Award-winning artist, author and storyteller Brother Mickey McGrath, OSFS, shared his artwork inspired by Pope Francis and saints throughout history – from Elizabeth Seton to John XXIII – Sunday, Jan. 25 at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. Brother Mickey explores the relationship between art and faith; his work and ministry have been featured in St. Anthony Messenger, USA TODAY, and many Catholic newspaper articles around the country.

Spirituality Center Offers
January Pottery Retreat


S. Jackie Kowalski (center) leads participants on a retreat that refreshes the spirit and renews creativity. In Feel Like You’re Going to Pot? – held Saturdays in January – S. Jackie has helped participants hand-build, trim and glaze a creation while reflecting on the parallel manner in which God interacts with us human vessels of clay. To learn more about the programs offered through the Sisters of Charity Spirituality Center, click here.

You're Invited


Join the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati on Sunday, Feb. 8 as we open our doors to friends and neighbors. In celebration of the  Year of Consecrated Life, we invite all to join us for a Motherhouse Open House from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more … For an informational flyer …

Associate Spotlight

New Mexico Associate Michelle Montez is a professional lay ecclesial minister of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. To learn more about a day in Michelle’s life…

Celebrating the
Year of Consecrated Life

Year of Consecrated Life

Pope Francis has declared Nov. 30, 2014, through Feb. 2, 2016, the Year of Consecrated Life. The purpose of the yearlong celebration, according to a Vatican statement, is to “make a grateful remembrance of the recent past” while embracing “the future with hope.”

Pope Francis has asked the Church’s religious sisters, brothers and priests to “wake up the world” with their testimony of faith, holiness and hope. We, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, with the Archdiocese and Church plan to devote this year to the renewal of religious life, the celebration of the witness of members of religious orders and to inviting young people to consider a religious vocation. And, we ask others to join us as we Wake Up The World! To learn more about the Year of Consecrated Life …

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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