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September 9, 2018

Memories From Fairfield Glade

Settled in the lush green city of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, was a townhouse owned by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Read more about this home away from home and the many treasured memories Sisters have shared.

Continuing to Serve – S. Rosemarie Gerrety

Following her retirement in 2006, S. Rosemarie Gerrety has been following God’s lead to volunteer where the need is presented. READ MORE

Girl Scouts Visit EarthConnection

S. Caroljean Willie met with the fifth grade Junior troop at St. Antoninus School on Friday, Sept. 7 to help the Girl Scouts earn their Outdoor Art Explorer badge. During the visit, the troop let nature inspire them as they explored and created different kinds of art, including participating in a Drum Circle and Circle Dance.

Sacred Encounters

Throughout our life experiences, God’s divine fingerprint is clearly impressed in the everyday shaping of our heart and soul. The following reflection is a springboard to your own stories – hopefully, assisting you to uncover the sacred encounters hidden in the midst of your everyday circumstances. READ MORE


September 2, 2018

S. Pat Hayden Honored

The Metro North Chamber of Commerce (northern Colorado) honored Sister of Charity Pat Hayden (center) with the Community Impact Award on Aug. 30 at the Women of the Metro North event, an evening of empowerment, celebration, and honoring of indomitable, powerful women of the Metro North. S. Pat is the Vice President of Mission Integration at St. Anthony North Health Campus in Westminster, Colorado.

Sisters and Associates Celebrate
45 Years of Shared Charism

On Sept. 5, 1973, Blasa Rivera (center) of Pueblo, Colorado, became the first “co-member” of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Blasa has been an Associate for 45 years. Today we celebrate 203 Associates, 11 candidates in the United States and one international candidate.

Tending Your Soul

God works in mysterious ways. Each one of us lives and witnesses to “God’s voice” in our lives minute by minute. In this “Tending Your Soul” video Andy shares how a moment of grace served as a turning point in his life’s journey?

Continuing to Serve – S. Dorothy William Englert

Retired from active ministry in 2007, S. Dorothy William Englert enjoys sharing her gifts – and helping others recognize theirs – through her various volunteer ministries. READ MORE

Learning and Building Relationships

New beginnings of welcome are apparent as doors open at Mount St. Joseph University, Seton High School and DePaul Cristo Rey High School, all three SC sponsored ministries.

September 8 – Feast of the Nativity of Mary

May the celebration of the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary bring a deepened peace to all humanity.

International Associate Candidate Visits Motherhouse

Sisters and Associates welcomed Associate Candidate Dee Mansi to the Motherhouse on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Dee is the Community’s first international Associate Candidate. Originally from Ireland, Dee has resided with her husband and son in London for many years. She discussed her long-time association with the Vincentian Family during two presentations at the Motherhouse on Tuesday.

Memories from Lake Lorelei


As we prepare to say goodbye to summer, Sisters of Charity reflect on their fond memories of days spent on Lake Lorelei in Brown County, Ohio. READ MORE.


August 27, 2018

Celebrating S. Pat Saul

This week Sisters of Charity, Associates, friends and employees came together to celebrate the retirement of Mother Margaret Hall administrator S. Pat Saul, who has faithfully served the nursing facility for the last 20 years. Celebrations took place in both the Motherhouse and Mother Margaret Hall, thanking S. Pat for her many years of service and dedication to MMH and the Sisters. Happy retirement, S. Pat!

Ohio Nuns on the Bus Gather at Motherhouse


Thirty-three members of Ohio Nuns on the Bus gathered at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse last week to plan their priorities for the following year. During their time together, the group reflected on racism and white privilege, and were led to evaluate the following year while setting goals for the future.

Cincinnati Associates Host Summer Picnic


Cincinnati Associates and candidates hosted the annual summer picnic on Saturday, Aug. 25. Prayer began the afternoon followed by dinner and fellowship. A discussion period was also included; Associate participants shared with the group how each live the charity charism in their everyday life.

Leadership Council Honors Jubilarians


The Sisters of Charity Leadership Council joined Sisters in Mother Margaret Hall nursing facility for a special celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Wearing floral corsages those jubilarians celebrating significant vowed commitments of 65, 70 and 75 years gathered for Mass in the MMH chapel followed by a special luncheon provided by the MMH staff.

Celebrating Labor Day – September 3


As we pause on this day set aside in our nation, we connect with the value of work for the human spirit and the common good. 

LCWR Issues Statement Opposing
Affordable Clean Energy Rule


The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati support the recent statement issued by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious opposing the Trump Administration’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule. READ THE STATEMENT

Happy Birthday Elizabeth Seton


Today, August 28, we celebrate the birthday of Sisters of Charity founder, Elizabeth Ann Seton. Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton began the Sisters of Charity, the first religious community of women founded in the United States, in 1809. She was the first native-born American to be canonized by the Catholic Church in 1975.  Elizabeth’s pioneering influence continues today. May we continue to follow her example “to meet everybody in the grace of the moment.”


August 19, 2018

Continuing to Serve


A former pastoral minister, S. Diana Durling continues to answer God’s call through her many volunteer responsibilities at the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse and Mother Margaret Hall. READ MORE

Uncovering History in the Archives


Among the common finds, there are always special treasures to be uncovered and shared in the Sisters of Charity Archives. Recently, quite the unexpected find was donated. READ MORE

Meet the Associate Regional Representatives: Mary Hirsch


Meet Associate in Mission Mary Hirsch, one of three regional representatives for the Greater Cincinnati area. READ MORE

Community Celebrates Jubilees


The Sisters of Charity Community came together on Saturday, Aug. 18 to honor the anniversaries of Sisters celebrating 25, 50, 60, 65, 70 and 75 years of service in 2018. To view a listing of the names of the Sisters celebrating jubilees, as well as biographies of the silver, golden and diamond jubilarians, click here.

S. Whitney Schieltz Begins Apostolic Novitiate


On Sunday, Aug. 19, the Novitiate House community celebrated the end of S. Whitney Schieltz’s Canonical Novitiate. As an Apostolic Novice, S. Whitney will be volunteering three days a week with Working In Neighborhoods, while also allowing time for further study and discernment of vowed life. Congratulations!

Sacred Encounters


MThroughout our life experiences, God’s divine fingerprint is clearly impressed in the everyday shaping of our heart and soul. The following reflection is a springboard to your own stories – hopefully, assisting you to uncover the sacred encounters hidden in the midst of your everyday circumstances. READ MORE


August 12, 2018

Land, Laughter, Love and Language


Sisters Monica Gundler, Annie Klapheke and Carol Wirtz attended Healing Week 2018 on the Cheyenne Reservation at the Wild Rose Center in Busby, Montana last week. The annual event offers numerous activities and events to learn about health topics and new modalities as well as sessions with local or visiting practitioners from across the country.

Artistic Expression


Sisters living in Mother Margaret Hall nursing facility enjoyed an afternoon of painting with Activity coordinator Bill Owen.

LCWR Assembly Comes to Close


The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) annual assembly concluded on Aug. 10 with keynote speaker Brother Simon Pedro, a professor of theology, who spoke of “seeking the God who the poor of Peru have revealed to me.” Following Brother Simon Pedro’s address, the congregational leaders reaffirmed the 2016 resolution to address the sin of racism, and demonstrated their commitment by leaving the meeting area and walking outside to the steps St. Louis’ Old Courthouse where Dredd Scott sued for his freedom in 1846. There, the nearly 800 members stood in silent prayer to remember victims of racism and to pray for the systemic elimination of racism throughout the country and the world.

Celebrating Our Jubilarians – S. Marie Irene Schneider

On Saturday, Aug. 18, the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati will honor our jubilarians, 13 women representing 725 years of service. This week we feature Diamond Jubilarian, S. Marie Irene Schneider. S.  Marie Irene taught high school English for 51 years, more than 30 of those years at Seton High School in Cincinnati. READ MORE

Sisters Gather for Book Discussion


A group of women religious from the Cincinnati area gathered last week to discuss “In Our Own Words: Religious Life in a Changing World,” a collection of essays on issues central to apostolic religious life today. Three of the authors, including Sister of Charity Tracy Kemme, shared with the group the writing process and their own joys and challenges with the project. Discussion then opened to sharing amongst the group – what resonated with them, what challenged them, and how they would like to see the conversation continue.

Feast of the Assumption – August 15

The Virgin Mary, who was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory, invites us to be sharers of her glory.


August 5, 2018

Continuing to Serve


Many Sisters of Charity after reaching retirement age either continue their full-time ministry, or they immerse themselves in multiple volunteer ministries. This series highlights a few of the many Sisters of Charity continuing to serve. Meet S. Mary Alicia Bomya. READ MORE

Loving Our Neighbors


S. Barbara Busch is sharing the journey with community members in Cincinnati’s low to moderate neighborhoods at Working in Neighborhoods (WIN), an organization dedicated to empowering neighborhood leaders to speak for themselves by organizing and negotiating for positive change at the local, state and national levels. READ MORE

Memories From Pymatuning


Former Vincentian Sisters of Charity take a look back at the fond memories they share of the community’s retreat home near Pymatuning Lake in northern Ohio. READ MORE

Celebrating Our Jubilarians –
S. Mary Catherine Faller

In August, the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati will celebrate our jubilarians, 13 women representing 725 years of service in the Cincinnati area, and in dioceses throughout the United States and beyond. Today we feature Golden Jubilarian S. Mary Catherine Faller. READ MORE

Seton Hill SCs Visit Motherhouse


Sisters of the Korean Province of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill visited the SC Communications Office during their annual visit to the Motherhouse this week. The Seton Hill Sisters were formed from the Cincinnati Congregation in 1870 at the request of the Bishop of Pittsburgh, to serve his diocese. S. Judith Metz serves as their liaison and tour guide during the visit, which offers them the opportunity to learn more about the SC Community and history.

LCWR Annual Assembly Opens


Members of the Sisters of Charity Leadership Team are in St. Louis, Missouri, for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) annual assembly. The assembly opened on Tuesday with an inspiring introduction of the theme, “Being the Presence of Love: The Power of Communion.” About 800 Congregational leaders representing the 48,500 women religious in the United States are present. Meetings will continue through Friday.

Meet the Associate Regional Representatives: Pat Grubelnik

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Southwest Regional Representative Pat Grubelnik (left) with Associate Chanin Wilson, S. Whitney Schieltz, and S. Carol Wirtz on the border in El Paso, Texas, while on trip through New Mexico and Texas to meet the Southwest Associates in July 2017.

Get to know Colorado Associate and Southwest Regional Representative Pat Grubelnik. READ MORE

Bidding Farewell to Dayton’s Good Samaritan Hospital

Mary Magdala

For more than 85 years, many Sisters of Charity made their mark on Dayton’s Good Samaritan Hospital through their service and expertise. Even though the hospital officially closed in July, we cannot forget all that has been done to better the Dayton community and the many memories the Sisters have made through their various ministries. READ MORE

EarthConnection Partners With Girl Scouts

S. Winnie Brubach (right) and Associate Sue DiTullio promoted EarthConnection at the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio Partner Kick Off Fair on Monday. EarthConnection – a center for learning and reflection about living lightly on Earth – can help your troop earn an Earth-related badge! Sisters Cj Willie and Winnie Brubach provide expert knowledge on the subject area so that activities are informative and fun! To learn more visit https://www.scearthconnection.org/girlscouts

Tending Your Soul

God works in mysterious ways. Each one of us lives and witnesses to “God’s voice” in our lives minute by minute. In this “Tending Your Soul” video Lori shares how small tokens of appreciation affirmed her life decisions.


July 29, 2018

Nevertheless, Her Fire Continues Within Us

Mary Magdala

A moving Mary of Magdala celebration was held on Sunday, July 22 at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. The prayer service, co-sponsored by religious organizations and individuals throughout the Cincinnati area, encouraged participants to live lives of truth and love, and to strive to share Mary of Magdala’s fire.

Celebrating Our Jubilarians –
S. Louise Zaplitny

In August, the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati will celebrate our jubilarians, 13 women representing 725 years of service in the Cincinnati area, and in dioceses throughout the United States and beyond. Today we feature Silver Jubilarian S. Louise Zaplitny. READ MORE

Continuing to Serve

Many Sisters of Charity after reaching retirement age either continue their full-time ministry, or they immerse themselves in multiple volunteer ministries. This series highlights a few of the many Sisters of Charity continuing to serve. Meet S. Christine Rody. READ MORE

Sacred Encounters

Throughout our life experiences, God’s divine fingerprint is clearly impressed in the everyday shaping of our heart and soul. The following reflection is a springboard to your own stories – hopefully, assisting you to uncover the sacred encounters hidden in the midst of your everyday circumstances. READ MORE


July 15, 2018

Novitiate Visit to Guatemala

Carmen Ferguson

As part of her Canonical Novitiate, S. Whitney Schieltz (pictured, right) and Novice Director S. Donna Steffen are currently in Guatemala visiting and ministering with S. Sarah Mulligan. S. Sarah is the director of the Daniel Comboni Community Clinic, a clinic that provides valuable health and education services to the people of Mixco and surrounding areas.

Memories from the Cascade Cabins


(From left) Sisters Katherine Tardiff, the late Mary Michele Fisher, Georgia Kitt, and the late Joan Patrice Flynn in front of Manitou Springs, Colorado, in 1991.

Sisters of Charity recall fond memories from stays in the cabins outside of Manitou Springs, Colorado. Learn more.

Sisters Attend Life Commitment Program

Carmen Ferguson

Sisters Andrea Koverman and Tracy Kemme attended the Life Commitment Program sponsored by the Religious Formation Conference July 16-24 in Leavenworth, Kansas. The program is designed for members of religious congregations who are approaching final profession, offering time to reflect in the company of their peers and with seasoned presenters on religious life as a prophetic vocation.

Meet Associate Christine Hicks

At a June 24, 2018 ceremony, Associate Christine Hicks chose to make a lifetime commitment as an Associate in Mission. LEARN MORE

Continuing to Serve

Many Sisters of Charity after reaching retirement age either continue their full-time ministry, or they immerse themselves in multiple volunteer ministries. This series highlights a few of the many Sisters of Charity continuing to serve. Meet S. Christine Rody. READ MORE


July 8, 2018

Continuing to Serve

Many Sisters of Charity after reaching retirement age either continue their full-time ministry, or they immerse themselves in multiple volunteer ministries. This series highlights a few of the many Sisters of Charity continuing to serve. Meet S. Helen Berson. READ MORE

Tending Your Soul

God works in mysterious ways. Each one of us lives and witnesses to “God’s voice” in our lives minute by minute. In this “Tending Your Soul” video S. Donna describes how the blessing of a friend helped her to look at the tensions of life and death in a new way.

History Lesson

Sisters Donna Steffen, Judith Metz, and Whitney Schieltz traveled to  Vincennes, Indiana, this weekend to view one of Elizabeth Seton's two personal Bibles, now housed at the Old Cathedral Library & Museum in Vincennes. It was at Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Maryland, that Elizabeth developed a close, life-long friendship with Simon Bruté (pictured statue), who became the first bishop of Vincennes.

Remembering Sister Annina Morgan

On Monday, July 16, the Sisters of Charity Community will say goodbye to wisdom-figure S. Annina Morgan. At 102, S. Annina continued to teach us and to offer strength, encouragement and friendship. The following article was written at the time of S. Annina’s 100th birthday celebration. READ MORE

Feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha
July 14, 2018

God desired that the virgin St. Kateri Tekakwitha would flower among Native Americans. “I am not my own; I have given myself to Jesus. He must be my only love.”

Remembering Sister Loretto Burke

Please pray for the repose of the soul of S. Loretto Burke, who died Monday, July 2, 2018. To view S. Loretto's obituary ...

Meet the Associate Regional Representatives:
Destiny Sargeant

Throughout the next few weeks we will be featuring interviews with SC Associate Regional Representatives providing an opportunity to better get to know them. In this interview we meet Alaska Associate Destiny Sargeant. READ MORE

The Bruin Movement Project


(From left) DePaul Cristo Rey High School media specialist, Nancy Schroeder, Religion teacher and head of the Bruin Movement Project, Jessica Ebert, and four students participate in the Price Hill litter cleanup as part of the students’ Bruin Movement Project.

Sisters of Charity sponsored ministry DePaul Cristo Rey High School’s semester-long project challenges and inspires freshman students to make a difference. READ MORE


July 1, 2018

Community Welcomes New Associate

Fr. Bill Morton

Congratulations to Fr. Bill Morton, who made his commitment as an Associate in Mission of the Sisters of Charity on July 3 in New Mexico. Father Bill first met the Sisters of Charity ministering at the U.S./Mexico border in 1996 and has been sharing ministry, mission and community since.

Continuing to Serve

Mary Barbara Philappart

Many Sisters of Charity after reaching retirement age either continue their full-time ministry, or they immerse themselves in multiple volunteer ministries. This series highlights a few of the many Sisters of Charity continuing to serve. Meet S. Mary Barbara Philippart. READ MORE

SCs March for Families to Belong Together

Sisters of Charity and Associates joined thousands across the nation on Saturday, June 30 to take part in the National Day of Action Against Family Separation. Families Belong Together marches were organized to educate others on the reality of immigration and support the work of local and national groups who are fighting for immigrant justice. In Cincinnati, more than 800 attended the event in Washington Park.

Sacred Encounters

Throughout our life experiences, God’s divine fingerprint is clearly impressed in the everyday shaping of our heart and soul. The following reflection is a springboard to your own stories – hopefully, assisting you to uncover the sacred encounters hidden in the midst of your everyday circumstances. READ MORE