Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Seton
"All This and Heaven Too" by Rebecca Pearl
Elizabeth Bayley Seton turned 40, 200 years ago on August 28. She had started her fledgling community at 35 in the Maryland foothills. Her experiences of violence, uncertainty and war were similar to what we know today. In nearby Washington, D.C. the British troops had burned the Capitol and the White House. In spite of all this turmoil around her Elizabeth and her Sisters chose to send three Sisters to care for orphans in Philadelphia. She had the worries of her children and their future … Even then she had the complete confidence that God would not abandon her. She met the grace of each moment and continued to ‘hazard yet forward.’ Elizabeth, continue to escort us forward, in spite of today’s hazards. May we live as your daughters!
Future of Charity
Gathering in New Orleans
The House of Charity in New Orleans, Louisiana, hosted the Future of Charity Aug. 22-24 for those in the SC Federation in formation and under 10 years finally professed. Sisters Sandy Howe, Janet Gildea, Alice Ann O’Neill, Donna Steffen, Lois Jean Goettke, Tracy Kemme, Andrea Koverman, Affiliate Annie Klapheke and Pre-entrant Romina Sapinoso were among those attending this first gathering to celebrate our common charism and build relationships that will carry into the future.
"One of the first rules of my happiness is to be satisfied with good in whatever degree I can attain it."
(To Julia Scott, April 1798)
End Slavery Cincinnati’s Anti-Human Trafficking,
Street Outreach Program needs your help!
A trained team of volunteers and End Slavery Cincinnati staff go out to the streets of Cincinnati to connect with women being exploited in the commercial sex industry and to offer support. As a team, they distribute gift bags which include basic essentials for victims and outreach efforts to spread awareness and understanding. They offer encouragement and a source of hope, letting human trafficking victims know that they are there to serve them. To learn more ... To donate ...
Congregation to Celebrate
Golden Jubilarians in August
S. Marie Tessmer (right) is one of six SCs celebrating 50 years of religious life this August. Throughout the month we will spotlight each of these Golden Jubilarians and their years of ministry on our website. To learn more about S. Marie’s life and ministry …
Food for the Soul
The Sisters of Charity Art Collection contains many beautiful reproductions of masters’ artwork. Some of this 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. August's featured artwork is the Motherhouse organ. Click here to read more ...
Ministry in Motion
S. Monica Gundler is one of four Sisters of Charity in the SC Federation living in the House of Charity in New Orleans, Louisiana, and ministering to the people there. In addition to serving the Archdiocese of New Orleans and its people, Sister is the vocations director for the SC Community.
Meet Colorado Associate Connie Godfrey. Connie made her commitment with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati in 2010. Read more …
July Mission Electronic
Mission is the quarterly electronic newsletter dedicated to promoting the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. To view ...
First Green Burial Takes Place
at Motherhouse Cemetery
The Sisters of Charity long-standing commitment to preserving and protecting the Earth can now continue even after a Sister’s death. On Tuesday, July 22, S. Mary Pat Wagner was the first Sister of Charity of Cincinnati to have a green burial. Read more…
How Does One Become a Saint?
As we await the next step in the canonization process of S. Blandina Segale, Servant of God, Communications summer intern Megan Moore takes a look at what’s next in Sister’s journey toward sainthood. Read more …
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...
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 ...
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 …