Fall Congregational Days Conclude
Fall Congregational meetings concluded on Sept. 24 with an interactive exchange between Sisters and Associates in Cincinnati, Gainesville, Florida, and Pueblo, Colorado. The meetings – which were held throughout the month - allow Sisters and Associates to come together to share and listen as reports and updates are offered by Leadership and membership.
DPCR Celebrates Founders Day
Board members and invited guests celebrated Founders Day with students, faculty and staff at DePaul Cristo Rey High School on Friday, Sept. 23. The school – the newest sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity – is named after St. Vincent de Paul whose Feast Day was Sept. 27.
Open House a Success
More than 200 guests visited the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse on Sunday, Sept. 25 as part of Delhi Pike’s Peek Open House. Guided tours and engaging conversations resulted during the three-hour event to celebrate the history and the milestones that make Delhi unique.
Feast of St. Vincent DePaul
Sept. 27, 2016
Artwork by Bro. Mickey O'Neill McGrath, OSFS
“Called to bear the love of God … this divine fire … everywhere.”
We need, more than ever, the living example of St. Vincent de Paul who responded with compassion to the hungry and homeless, neglected children, elderly women and men, sick person without health care, refugees from warfare, those without hope. In these persons, Vincent saw individuals loved by God, created in God’s image and worthy of dignity and value. Vincent turned his frustration into a faith-filled desire to improve their lives.
We pray: Creating God, give us the same courage and strength to change violence into love. Grant us a tender heart filled with compassion for the distress and suffering of others, especially the most vulnerable in our world. Be with us in our service so that we become impassioned by God’s Gospel of love and mercy. Amen. Adapted from a prayer of the Sisters of Charity, St. John New Brunswick, Canada
Someone Beautiful for God
S. Ramona Chisholm with the framed letter
she received from Mother Teresa in 1991.
The excitement of Mother Teresa’s canonization on Sept. 4 prompted a few Sisters of Charity to take a look back at their experiences with the Church’s newest saint. READ MORE
Dance with delight, O flame of autumn fire,
As the earth, spinning and leaning away from the sun,
Begins to cool from the summer heat,...
And speak to me of the promise
Hidden in this season of autumn.
For spring is seeded in this season of completion,
Just as the giant oak exists within the acorn.
Autumn fire, orange and yellow sacrament of the sun,
Light up the darkness with your danc ing.
Great is God, whose heart is the shrine,
Greater still is your unceasing love for me.
May my love enflame my every work of thanksgiving
To reflect the golden beauty of autumn.
- Autumn Equinox Fire Prayer, Edward Hayes
S. Imelda Cooper (1925-)
Throughout the years S. Imelda Cooper has been asked to write poetry to honor a specific person or special occasion. Her exceptional gift for finding just the right words for the particular occasion are always offered in her gentle, southern style. READ MORE
Sisters Call for Prayer and Fasting
Join us the second Tuesday of each month in prayer/fasting for our country in preparation for the coming presidential election. READ MORE
E-Vōc is the monthly electronic newsletter of Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Vocations Team.
July Mission Electronic
Mission is the quarterly electronic newsletter dedicated to promoting the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. VIEW HERE.
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 email@example.com. 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