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Charity Alive Today: Our Sisters’ Stories

Currently, 281 members of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati serve in 20 U.S. dioceses (12 states) and two foreign countries. A total of 230 Sisters serve in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Ministries include education, health care, retreat work, parish, social work, ministry of prayer and congregational service. More specifically, Sisters minister in elementary, high school and university education, chaplaincy, justice education and advocacy, health care, retreat work, prison and jail ministry, parish and pastoral ministry, social services, counseling, earth and sustainability ministry, spiritual direction, formation ministry, congregational services and the ministry of prayer. See how they are continuing their mission by reading their stories by clicking on a name below.

Health Care

S. Peggy Deneweth
Anapra, Mexico
S. Therese Dery
Dayton, Ohio
S. Janet Gildea 
Anapra, Mexico
S. Regina Kusnir
Bedford, Ohio

S. Carol Wirtz
El Paso, TX and
Anapra, Mexico

S. Anne Darlene Wojtowicz
Edcouch, Texas

S. Louise Zaplitny
Springfield, Ohio

Social Work

S. Brenda Busch
Cincinnati, Ohio
S. Joanne Burrows
Dubuque, Iowa
S. Betty Jane Lillie
Cincinnati, Ohio

Higher Education

  S. Anita Maroun  
Bedford, Ohio

Elementary and Secondary Education

S. Katharine Pinto
Cincinnati, Ohio

Parish Work and Ministry of Prayer

S. Noreen Ellison
Royal Oak, Michigan

S. Juanita Gonzales
Santa Fe, New Mexico
S. Julie Hahn
Cincinnati, Ohio
S. Irene Mraz
Bedford, Ohio

Congregational Services

  S. Donna Steffen
Novice Director


  S. Winnie Brubach
Cincinnati, Ohio

Spiritual Direction

S. Mary Fran Davisson
Cincinnati, Ohio
S. Teresa Marie Laengle
Beavercreek, Ohio
S. Betty Finn
Cincinnati, Ohio
S. Margaret Mach

Cleveland, Ohio
S. Mary Ellen Murphy
Cincinnati, Ohio
S. Marie Vincentia Roney
Albuquerque, N.M.