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Community Celebrates Reprint of
At the End of the Santa Fe Trail

Sisters, Associates and friends of the SC Community gathered Wednesday, Oct. 29 to celebrate the reprint of S. Blandina Segale’s At the End of the Santa Fe Trail. The reprint, with a new cover and introductory material to commemorate the approval of the cause for Sister’s canonization, was available for purchase for the first time. In addition, members of S. Blandina’s family were in attendance to celebrate the occasion. Artifacts related to S. Blandina were on display with a viewing of the Death Valley Days episode, “Fastest Nun in the West,” featuring the Servant of God.

At the End of the Santa Fe Trail recounts the lively experiences of S. Blandina on her mission in Colorado and New Mexico from 1872 to 1892. This is part of the saga of this colorful Sister of Charity who worked tirelessly for the poor and marginalized, advocated for women and children, cared for the sick and built orphanages, hospitals and schools. To purchase a book…

SCs Host All Boards Retreat

Members of the boards of Sisters of Charity sponsored ministries and the SC Ministry Foundation gathered at the Motherhouse on Tuesday, Oct. 28, along with SC leadership and sponsored ministry CEOs, for the biannual dinner and retreat. The guest speaker was S. Peggy Martin, OP, vice president for governance and sponsorship at Catholic Health Initiatives. S. Peggy invited the participants to think creatively about the possible evolving relationships between the sponsored ministries and the Sisters of Charity. Lively table discussions followed with new ideas and insightful questions to explore.


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Novice Tracy Kemme shares her spiritual and vocational journey to becoming a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati.

High School Celebrates S. Donna

Bishop Fenwick High School in Franklin, Ohio, surprised S. Donna Bryant with a 70th birthday celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The festivities included a parade through the hallway, followed by the band, and ending in the cafeteria for cake. Tech coordinator Cheryl Brandenburg said of S. Donna, “Everyone loves Sister, and we celebrated as a family.”

Halloween Carnival at
Mother Margaret Hall

On Sunday, Oct. 26 Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati employees were invited to bring their little ghosts, goblins and fairies to Mother Margaret Hall for a Halloween carnival. Games, crafts and refreshments were included in this afternoon of fun for both Sisters, employees and their families.

Bayley Hosts
Mass of Appreciation

Bayley, the continuing care retirement community and SC sponsored ministry, honored the Sisters of Charity on Oct. 26 with a Mass of Appreciation at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. Bayley staff and employees acknowledged and thanked the Sisters of Charity for their faithful commitment, prayers and support throughout the last 25 years. October 25 marked the beginning of Bayley’s yearlong 25th anniversary celebration. 

Congo Week Concludes

The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati ended Congo Week on Oct. 23 with a presentation by Dr. Claver Pashi, Ph.D., from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Dr. Claver spoke about his vision and hope for his country, calling on our government to do everything in its power to end the violent conflicts there. In September 2010, the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and Associates committed to be informed about the human rights violations in the DRC. To learn more …

Ministry in Motion

S. Nancy Bramlage is keeping Mount St. Joseph University’s mission alive and ever present as the director of the university’s Office of Mission and Ministry.

A Year of Celebration

On Oct. 28, 2014, Bayley, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, will enter into its 25th year of service. The continuing care retirement community that offers a full spectrum of lifestyle options that promote engagement, wellness and vitality has provided compassion and quality of life to those served since 1990. Anniversary celebrations will continue throughout the next year.

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 art is an account of how it came to be in the art collection, a brief history of the art, and of the artist and his style. October's featured artwork is the Last Supper. Click here to read more ...

Spreading Joy

S. Pat Hill volunteers at St. Clement in Cincinnati, traveling 90 minutes, one way by bus to serve the parish. To learn more about Sister’s volunteer ministry…

Associate Spotlight

In 2014, Barbara Raymond celebrated 25 years as an Associate in Mission with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. In addition, she made her lifetime commitment to the Community in June. To read more about this Cincinnati Associate …

Sister Spotlight

Meet S. Donna Steffen. S. Donna is the Community's Novice Director. To learn more about Sister's ministry...

Autumn Splendor

As we view the whispering aspen of Colorado we ask: What glorious burst of autumn splendor and bounteous harvests am I grateful l for? Of what promises of God am I reminded in this time of letting go?

Vatican to Open Sainthood
Cause for S. Blandina Segale

The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati are pleased to announce that the cause for the canonization of S. Blandina Segale, SC  has been approved. This is the first step towards canonization; the cause is being led by the board of St. Joseph’s Children, Albuquerque, New Mexico, a member of Catholic Health Initiatives. To view a press release… To learn more about S. Blandina...

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 purchase a copy...

October E-VŌc
Now Available

E-Vōc is the monthly electronic newsletter of Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Vocations Team.
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July Mission Electronic
Newsletter Available

Mission is the quarterly electronic newsletter dedicated to promoting the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. To view ...

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 ...

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 …

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