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On Sunday, Nov. 26, the Royal Drummers of Burundi, an internationally known percussionist ensemble based in Dayton, Ohio, performed for Sisters and Associates at the Motherhouse. The ensemble uses drums made from hollowed tree trunks covered with animal skins. The performance of the Royal Drummers has been the same for centuries, and their techniques and traditions are passed down from father to son. Members of the ensemble take turns playing the Inkiranya (the central drum), dancing, resting and playing the other drums, rotating throughout the show. The group is internationally known and has collaborated with a number of top-name artists. Sunday’s performance at the Motherhouse was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all in attendance.
Sisters and their family members gathered in the Motherhouse dining rooms following the Thanksgiving Mass on Thursday, Nov. 23 to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, glazed salmon and many delicious trimmings. Food, friendship and gratitude were much in evidence among those gathered.
Sisters of Charity were invited to be the guests of Good Samaritan Hospital’s Executive Team on Thursday, Nov. 16. GSH team members and employees brought all the trimmings to accompany the Thanksgiving feast of turkey and ham. Good Samaritan Hospital is currently celebrating its 171st year of being founded by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. It remains the oldest and largest private teaching and health care facility in the area. The afternoon was a most appropriate celebration in the spirit of Thanksgiving.
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, the Sisters of Charity hosted its annual Adopt-A-Family event on Thursday, Nov. 16. The day was filled with the giving spirit as employees were invited to purchase raffle tickets and spilt-the-pot tickets with all proceeds going toward the Community’s Adopt-A-Family program, which helps those in need during the holiday season. Employees were also encouraged to donate canned food items for Community Matters food pantry as well as gently used or new coats, hats and gloves to Our Daily Bread. Free food and a community bake sale were also part of the festivities.