Memorial Day – May 29
Ready to Serve
On Memorial Day, the memories of those who died serving our country are recalled by all in the Sisters of Charity Community, but especially by those who served beside them. One such Sister is S. Francis Clare Pavioni, who served with the WAVES in World War II. READ MORE
9 Places to Visit
on the Motherhouse Grounds
The Motherhouse grounds are rich in beauty and history. Join us on a virtual tour as we explore nine such places and learn their stories. READ MORE
“Human industry is of no avail unless God is intimately united with it."
- St. Vincent de Paul
Way of Elizabeth Pilgrimage Concludes
Sisters of Charity Federation novices and candidates concluded their "Way of Elizabeth pilgrimage" this week. Women in formation with SC Federation congregations undertake this journey to enter deeper into the life of our founder, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and to connect to the roots of the Federation. The pilgrimage began with a stop in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, to visit the Sisters of Seton Hill’s motherhouse and Archives. They spent time in Emmitsburg and Baltimore, Maryland, visiting The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and other sites related to the Sisters of Charity founding. The pilgrimage concluded in New York and New Jersey following visits to the places important to Elizabeth's early life.
Archives Says Thank You to Students
The Sisters of Charity Archives said goodbye this week to DePaul Cristo Rey High School students Bre’Ale and Jordi. The students have spent the school year working in the Archives through the school’s Corporate Work Study Program. Both students have grown tremendously through the past year – professionally and personally.
Host Annual Ice Cream Social
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ... ice cream socials! Sisters in Mother Margaret Hall and Cincinnati Associates gathered for their annual ice cream social on May 21 in the MMH Community Room. The Ice Cream Social provides a chance for the Sisters and Associates to enjoy time together over a bowl of ice cream.
The Sisters of Charity said goodbye to 11 members of the Abdullahi Sharif family after enjoying their gifts and presence the past month. The family is originally from Somalia but lived in refugee camps in Ethiopia for the past 10 years. Catholic Charities recently found a permanent home for the family; the Sisters of Charity send our friends to their new home with prayers and love!
Feast of the Ascension – May 25
The Ascension is an essential part of the Paschal Mystery. In ascending to the ‘right hand’ of God, Jesus took his full humanity – all he lived, experienced and loved here on earth – into the fullness of the divine reality. Our human hopes and fears, that which delights us and what terrifies us, is now forever embraced and transformed into the divine life of God through Jesus. Today we are now able to encounter Jesus through the sacraments, the preaching of the Word, the work of justice. We encounter him through “the eyes of our hearts.” I will be with you always. Adapted from the work of Richard Gaillardetz
Looking To Our Future
Learn more about S. Annie Klapheke from members of her SC small group in the following Intercom article. READ MORE
Artistic Expressions –
Flowers by Mother Margaret George
Between 1840 and 1868 Mother Margaret George (the founding mother of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati) was part of the movement of clipping or copying articles, quotes, poems and pictures that were found meaningful; it was referred to as scrapbooking. One of Margaret’s scrapbooks - found in the Sisters of Charity’s Archives – contains 15 pages devoted to “The Language of Flowers,” a comprehensive list of flowers and their symbolism, something obviously interesting to her. Included, also, was a handwritten poem entitled “Flowers”, which was set to music in 1987 by S. Terry Thorman. The composition was performed and recorded in 2003 with soloist S. Dolores Johnson. Read more about Mother Margaret George here.
A Sister to All – S. Jackie Kowalski
Meet Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Jackie Kowalski. Currently S. Jackie ministers at Resurrection School in Price Hill (Cincinnati, Ohio). Weekly she meets with children who have lost someone significant through death, and works with those children to ease the grieving process. READ MORE
E-Vōc is the monthly electronic newsletter of Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Vocations Team.
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