Community to Celebrate
Mother Margaret George
Friends of the Sisters of Charity Community are invited to join us on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse as we celebrate the life of Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati founder, Mother Margaret George. On the 150th anniversary of Margaret’s death, we will host a day of celebration. For questions, contact S. Georgia Kitt at 513-347-5466. LEARN MORE
International Day of Peace
On September 21 we celebrate International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”). Established in 1981 by a unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace. Consider taking this opportunity to make peace in your own relationships, to quiet the quarrels in your day-to-day life. Personal ceasefire may be about making room in your heart and speaking peacefully with those with whom you disagree. Imagine what would happen if aggressiveness were transformed into openness and confrontations were turned into thoughtful conversations. Imagine what a whole day of ceasefire would mean to humankind.
Autumn Invites Us
On our walks we find leaves beginning to decompose. Are they telling us about their power to re-energize the Earth’s soil by their decay? Rather than resisting change, can we leave the place of comfort for the discomfort of the unknown? Autumn invites us to surrender. Unless the wheat seed dies it cannot sing a new birth!
Continuing to Serve –
S. Jean Miller
As a member of Nuns on the Bus of Ohio, Sister of Charity Jean Miller continues her effort for justice. Alongside her fellow Nuns on the Bus members, the group tours the state of Ohio bringing issues like immigration, the environment, and women’s rights to the attention of legislators and the public. READ MORE
Deepening Our Relationships through Contemplative Conversations
More than 30 participants from Sisters of Charity Federation communities gathered Sept. 11-16 in Leavenworth, Kansas, for a Federation Grassroots Retreat. S. Judith Metz, SC, presented each morning on the virtues practiced by Saints Vincent de Paul, Louise de Marillac and Elizabeth Ann Seton. S. Alice Ann O’Neill, SC, offered guidelines for “contemplative conversations,” and participants partnered to practice these guidelines. Each evening, the Sisters gathered for faith-sharing based on what they had learned during the day.
Seton High School Celebrates EAS
Sisters of Charity were in attendance to celebrate the anniversary of Elizabeth Seton’s canonization on Friday, Sept. 14 at Seton High School, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity. After Mass, several scholarship recipients and donors were recognized for embracing Elizabeth’s mission. In addition, Sisters were treated to a delicious spaghetti lunch, prepared by the father of a Seton student.
Charity in Motion
Season of Creation
September 1 is World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and marks the beginning of the Season of Creation, Sept. 1-Oct. 4. EarthConnection, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity, has designed a Season of Creation calendar to help us come together to pray and act in protection of our common home.
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