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Congratulations to Sisters Sally Duffy, Tracy Kemme, Annie Klapheke, Andrea Koverman, Louise Lears and Joyce Richter who participated in the weekend events of the 18th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. While doing so the women raised money for the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC) in Cincinnati. For more than 30 years, IJPC has been educating and advocating for peace, challenging injustices, and promoting a nonviolent society.


Mercy Monday

Sisters Barbara Busch (left), Brenda Busch and Annette Muckerheide minister at Working In Neighborhoods, an organization that empowers people to make informed choices for themselves and their neighborhoods through community building, home ownership, and economic learning.


Associate Debbie Weber Honored


Congratulations to Associate and Director of the Sisters of Charity Office of Peace, Justice and Care for Creation, Debbie Weber (center), who was honored April 27 as one of the recipients of Mount St. Joseph University’s Future Five Award. Recipients of the award are recognized for excelling in their professions and serving their communities post-graduation. To read more about Debbie’s years of service …


The Call

S. Mary Germaine Maximovich reflects on her call to religious life, and the influence of her family during those formative years. To read more …

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"God who orders all things mercifully mingles sweetness with bitterness. If misfortune takes the upper hand, God spreads peace on the soul that places its trust in Him."
-St. Elizabeth Seton

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May E-VŌc
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April Mission Electronic
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Avian Visitors to Motherhouse
Sustained through Donation

Chris Sweigard, manager of the Wild Birds Unlimited store on Glenway Avenue, works with S. Marty Dermody to donate birdseed to the Motherhouse’s Clifford Bird Observatory.

The Clifford Bird Observatory in the Motherhouse courtyard thrives from the generosity of Wild Birds Unlimited. To read more…


Artistic Expressions:
Sister Ruth Jonas


This painting, entitled “Merchantman Oswego”, is the work of Sister of Charity Ruth Jonas. S. Ruth (formerly S. Ruth Adelaide) was born in Bellevue, Kentucky, in 1911. She was awarded a full scholarship to attend  the College of Mount St. Joseph where she majored in French; one year later, 1929, she entered the Sisters of Charity and spent 30 years teaching at the College. Throughout her years as an educator S. Ruth stressed the notion that both peace and progress would be achieved if we understood each other, a goal that excited her as she advocated for multi-cultural learning at all levels. S. Ruth turned her attention from the classroom to serving the poor, first in Upper Volta, West Africa, in 1969; spanning many decades she served in Malawi, Africa, Central Africa, South America, as well as Lower Price Hill locally. She said of her life, “What I learned clearly through all my ventures was that it is God who works. We have got to be free to enter into a God who is always trying to enter into us.” As an accomplished artist, art and poetry were welcome outlets to which S. Ruth often turned. She died in January 1999.


John Bender and
the Sisters of Charity


The steps leading up to S. Annette Frey’s ancestral home can still be found on the Motherhouse property.

The property where the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse is located can be traced back to John Bender and his family. Today, the Bender legacy is still kept alive through S. Annette Frey, the great granddaughter of John Bender. To read more…


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 rbechtle@scny.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. To view an informational flyer ...


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