By the Incarnation, life, passion and death God has proven
that he is with us, especially in suffering. May our lives
reflect that same humility, compassion, kindness, justice,
generosity, nonviolence and selflessness.
Let’s remember that Jesus crucifixion was not only the
ultimate sign of the evil of sin but also the ultimate sign
of the love God has for us. And that death – does not
have the final word. Christ’s resurrection does?
Let’s live as sisters and brothers of the resurrected
Jesus. Happy Easter!
(Adapted from work of Tony Magliano)
The Legend of the Easter Egg
One day a poor peddler went to the marketplace to sell a basket of eggs. He came upon a crowd mocking a man who staggered with a heavy cross on which he was about to be crucified. The peddler ran to his aid, leaving a basket by the roadside. When he returned, he found the eggs transformed into exquisite designs of bright colors.
The man was Christ; the peddler, Simon. And the eggs were to become the symbol of rebirth for all humankind. (Ukrainian Folk Tale)
"We may be sure that our Savior offers Himself for each one of us every time we offer our whole Soul and body there with Him.”
(Elizabeth Seton's Prayer Book)
S. Juana Mendez Honored
Congratulations to S. Juana Mendez who received the Su Casa Hispanic Center’s Cesar Chavez Award for extraordinary contributions in the area of social justice for the immigrant community. She was honored at Su Casa’s 15th annual silent auction and awards dinner on April 9. S. Juana has been the pastoral associate at Cristo Rey parish in Erlanger, Ky., for almost 14 years. In addition she is an immigration specialist, accredited to do limited immigration work under the authority of the Department of Justice.
SCs Show Support
to St. Joseph Home
(From left) Sisters Tracy Kemme, Maureen Heverin and Andrea Koverman participated in St. Joseph Home of Cincinnati’s 17th annual Incline to the Finish Line 5K run/walk on April 12. St. Joseph Home, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, provides residential and respite programs to non-ambulatory, non-verbal and medically fragile infants, children and adults.
Earth Day Fair at Motherhouse
April 22, 2014
Join us on Tuesday, April 22 as we celebrate Earth Day. Hosted by EarthConnection and the Office of Peace, Justice and Care for Creation, an Earth Day Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rose Room at the Motherhouse. Calculate your carbon footprint, enjoy our farmer’s market, and buy a chance to win gardening and bird feeding supplies, Reds tickets and more! All are invited to stop by.
From Our Archives
With baseball season officially underway, listen to former Reds broadcaster Waite Hoyt pay tribute to Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Andrew Hanlon.
Ministry in Motion
S. Barbara Hagedorn continues to walk in the way of Sisters Blandina Segale and Anthony O’Connell in her ministry as the coordinator of client services at the Good Samaritan Free Health Clinic in Price Hill (Cincinnati). The clinic serves adults in Hamilton County with low incomes who struggle with costs of or access to health care.
“The environment is God’s gift to everyone,
and in our use of it we have a responsibility toward the poor,
toward future generations, and toward humanity as a whole.”
- Pope Benedict XVI
Associate Spotlight – Alice Graham
Ohio Associate Alice Graham (left), with S. Zoe St. James, became an Associate in Mission on June 18, 2005. To learn more about the journey that led her to the SC Community …
April Mission Electronic
Mission is the quarterly electronic newsletter dedicated to promoting the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. To view ...
Food for the Soul
The Sisters of Charity Art Collection contains many beautiful reproductions of masters’ artwork. Some of these paintings are hung in locations not frequented by many. In an effort to make this art more assessable, the Communications Office and the Archives began displaying one of these paintings in the Motherhouse Dining Room each month. Accompanying the painting is an account of how it came to be in the art collection, a brief history of the painting, and of the artist and his style. April's featured artist is Johann Schmitt. Click here to read more ...
OPJCC Prayer Tree
Earth Day is celebrated internationally on April 22. We feel that Earth Day is Every Day! You are invited to “mouse over” a tag on our virtual Prayer Tree for quotes and prayers regarding our Earth. To view the tree ...
Pictures from the Past:
Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati Ohio
S. Judith Metz’s article “Pictures from the Past: Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio” was included in the new online edition of the Vincentian Heritage Journal published by DePaul University (Chicago, Ill.) The article includes many beautiful, color photographs from around the Motherhouse and Mount St. Joseph, and includes historical information written by S. Judith. View it here! If you would like to download the complete book for free, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/vincentian-heritage.
Books Available to Purchase
Living the Charity Charism: 12 Essays exploring the Contemporary Implications of the Vincentian-Setonian Heritage, Vol 3. (Sisters of Charity Federation, 2012). 47 pgs. These essays, written by members of the Charity Connections Group of the Sisters of Charity Federation, explore topics such as advocacy, wholistic balance, charity, resurrection and wise women. Price: $3.75. To view publications available for purchase ...
Are you looking to improve your own or others health and healing? Sister of Charity Josetta Marie Chu’s Exercises from East to West offers doable exercises to help one’s physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Order your copy today! For more info …