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Charity Alive Today: Our Sisters’ Stories

The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, an apostolic Catholic women’s religious community, exist to carry out the Gospel of Jesus Christ through prayer and service in the world. Currently, 289 members of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati serve in 23 U.S. dioceses (15 states) and two foreign countries. A total of 228 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. Carol Bauer   
Dayton, Ohio
S. Peggy Deneweth
Anapra, Mexico
S. Therese Dery
Dayton, Ohio
S. Janet Gildea 
Anapra, Mexico
S. Regina Kusnir
Bedford, Ohio
S. Pat Saul
Cincinnati, Ohio

S. Delia Sizler   
Juneau, Alaska
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. Catherine Erger
Denver, Colorado
S. Mary Allice Haithcoat
Piqua, Ohio
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. Cookie Crowley
Sisters' Services
S. Timothy Ann Schroeder
Post Office
S. Donna Steffen
Novice Director
S. Ann Elizabeth Von Hagel Post Office


S. Winnie Brubach
Cincinnati, Ohio

Spiritual Direction

S. Mary Fran Davisson
Cincinnati, Ohio
S. Joan Deiters
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
S. Betty Finn
Cincinnati, Ohio
S. Teresa Marie Laengle
Beavercreek, Ohio
S. Margaret Mach
Cleveland, Ohio
S. Mary Ellen Murphy
Cincinnati, Ohio
S. Marie Vincentia Roney
Albuquerque, N.M.