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Leadership of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

Leadership Council of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati includes (front row, from left) Sister Louise Lears, SC, councilor; Sister Marge Kloos, SC, councilor; (back row, from left) Sister Mary Bookser, SC, councilor; Sister Joan Elizabeth Cook, SC, president; and Sister Mary Caroline Marchal, SC, councilor.

On July 1, 2015, Sisters Joan Cook, Mary Bookser, Marge Kloos, Louise Lears and Mary Caroline Marchal began their four-year term to Leadership Council. To learn more about the Community’s newly elected leaders …


Leadership Council

Government for the Sisters of Charity fosters fidelity to our covenant relationship with God and with one another in community. We call some of our members to a ministry of service to the Congregation and entrust them with major responsibility for its leadership.

We elect delegates to the General Chapter, the highest legislative body of the Congregation, which offers the direction necessary to challenge and strengthen the Congregation in its work. At the General Chapter we elect our President and her Council, who along with the Secretary and the Treasurer, constitute the Leadership Council.

In a climate of mutual trust we elect from among us Congregational leaders who exercise the authority of their office in a spirit of service and leadership. We call them to act on behalf of the Congregation and to integrate and direct the initiative of the members, individually and in small groups, to fulfill the General Chapter directives in the spirit of our mission statement.

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Mission Statement

Urged by the love of Christ
and in the spirit of our founder, Elizabeth Ann Seton,
we Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
strive to live Gospel values.
We choose to act justly, to build loving relationships,
to share our resources with those in need,
and to care for all creation.
 Chapter 2011