The El Pomar Retreat Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado was the first women’s retreat center west of the Mississippi River, and through the years was home to many Sisters of Charity dedicating their service to the ministry. Today we feature S. Raphael Garcia, who served at El Pomar from 1945 to 1955. Read More.
The gift of her El Pomar estate in 1944 by Julie Penrose provided the Sisters of Charity with a new ministry and opportunities to nurture the spirituality of women in the West. The El Pomar Retreat Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado was the first women’s retreat center west of the Mississippi River, and through the years was home to many Sisters of Charity dedicating their service to the ministry. Read More.
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Sisters and employees had some fun on Friday, Oct. 15 with a tailgate and celebrate chili cookout on the Mother Margaret Hall patio. All were able to enjoy some chili, wear their favorite sports team jersey and contribute to split-the-pot and basket raffles for the Sisters of Charity Adopt-a-Family Fund.
The membership of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati came together on Saturday, Oct. 9 to let their service shine! The day of service was part of the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the Archdiocese and was coordinated by women’s and men’s religious communities. A wide variety of service opportunities were offered at various organizations and parishes within the Archdiocese. The Sisters of Charity, under the leadership of S. Georgia Kitt, collaborated with numerous organizations (including Bayley, Price Hill Will, Working In Neighborhoods, St. Leo’s parish, and the Recycling Hub, among many others) by giving of their time, hard work and passions. A huge thank you to the religious planning committee, the many site coordinators and to all the volunteers who partnered to make a difference in our community through service!
Sisters of Charity joined with others across the country to stand in solidarity for the abolition of the death penalty. In El Paso, Texas, S. Andrea Koverman joined others on World Day Against the Death Penalty (Oct. 10) calling for justice with mercy and praying for all murder victims and their families as well as those on death row. In Cincinnati, and as part of the Archdiocesan Day of Service on Oct. 9, Sisters of Charity at the Motherhouse added their signatures to a petition calling for an end to the death penalty.
Fall Congregational meetings were held Sept. 17-18, 2021 at the Motherhouse. Vaccinated Sisters gathered in-person while Associates used livestream and Zoom to participate. The weekend theme was “Meeting our Grace for this New Moment.” The gathering began with an evening prayer service on Friday. Saturday’s activities included initial discussion and planning for Chapter 2023. This reflective pause gave members opportunities to deepen awareness of changes they are living through as well as review questions raised at the end of Chapter 2019.