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August 13, 2017

Celebrating Our Jubilarians

Meet Sister of Charity Martha Walsh. S. Martha is one of 10 Sisters of Charity celebrating their Diamond Jubilee this month at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. Read more about S. Martha’s life and ministry by clicking here.

August 6, 2017

Bringing Compassionate Care to Haiti

Sister of Charity Pat Hayden and a team of volunteers recently took part in a medical mission trip to Haiti. READ MORE

Remembering the Angels of the Battlefield

The Battle of Richmond (Kentucky) Association recently dedicated an interpretative marker commemorating the work of the Sisters of Charity who served there as Civil War nurses in 1862. Twenty Sisters of Charity traveled from the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse to attend the ceremony. READ MORE

Seven Honored with
Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award

The late S. Rose Martin Morand was one of seven honored with the Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award granted by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The award is presented to keep alive the ministry and memory of Sister Dorothy Stang that included her Christ-like solidarity with the poor, her care for the earth, and her love for Jesus and His mission. S. Rose and the other recipients (all members of Queen of Apostles in Dayton, Ohio) ministered in the Montgomery County Jail through the restorative justice practice of healing circles.

July 30, 2017

Celebrating Our Jubilarians

Meet Sister of Charity Anita Parks. S. Anita is one of six Sisters of Charity celebrating their Golden Jubilee this month at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. Read more about S. Anita’s life and ministry by clicking here.

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. View Seton High School alum Mary Catherine’s account of God’s creativity working within. LEARN MORE

9 Works of Art by S. Augusta Zimmer at the Motherhouse

One of the SCs most prolific and praised artists, S. August Zimmer’s treasured artwork can be found throughout the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse. READ MORE

July 23, 2017

Benefactors Luncheon a Success

The annual Mother Margaret Hall Benefactor's Luncheon was held on Tuesday, July 25. It offers the Sister residents an opportunity to enjoy a special sit-down, served dinner; this year's choices were salmon or steak, complete with all the trimmings.

Federation Sisters Collaborate in Ecuador

S. Tracy Kemme is in Ecuador for an immersion trip with students, teachers and SC Federation Sisters, all working together on fun projects and activities. During one of the days S. Tracy baked cookies with students and their parents.

Down the Line

Newly appointed SC Associate Director Chanin Wilson and her mother, Associate Pat Grubelnik, are traveling “Down the Line” from Colorado to the New Mexico border. Enjoy these pictures of our Sisters and Associates from the West that Chanin and Pat are getting to know.

Sisters Discuss Simplicity

SC Historian S. Judith Metz (second from left) finishes a talk on “Simplicity” as related to the SC virtues of humility, simplicity and charity for the Novitiate program. Novice Director S. Donna Steffen has invited Motherhouse Sisters to join in the sessions to share their insights and experiences in living out the virtues.

Strength Among Us

(Back row, from left) Florida Associates Deborah Garland, Leona Davis, Darcy Mason Rivera, Cathy Palmer, Peggy Brockman, (front row, from left) Helen Snoha, Genny Sample, Fran Geronimo, Nicole Rooney, Kathleen Trubiano and Geri Anderson. Not pictured are Anna Nelson and Zulema Ramirez.

Meet the Associates of Spring Hill, Florida, who are working together to express the charism of Charity in service to others. READ MORE

Traveling the Path:
Getting to Know Our SC Spiritual Directors

Each month, a new Sister of Charity spiritual director will be interviewed to learn more about the practice and the women called to companion others on their journey. This month’s Q&A is with S. Maureen Heverin. READ MORE

July 16, 2017

DPCR Faculty Members Visit Motherhouse

New 2017-’18 faculty members of DePaul Cristo Rey High School – a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity – visited the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse on Wednesday, July 19 to learn more about the spirit and history of the school and the SC Congregation.

Charity Moving Forward

Sisters of Charity participated in the Charity Moving Forward gathering July 13-16, 2017 on the motherhouse grounds of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill (Greensburg, Pennsylvania). This special gathering, which happens every two or three years, is for Sisters in the Charity Federation who entered from 1970 to present day and for those who are currently in serious discernment. The gathering was a wonderful opportunity to meet each other, to reflect on a meaningful theme together, and to network and enjoy one another’s company.

DePaul Cristo Rey Welcomes a New Principal

The Sisters of Charity promise our ongoing prayerful support as we learn of the appointment of Christopher Wilke as the new DPCR principal. He comes with a true appreciation of the DPCR mission and has been a part of several important aspects of the overall operations in his 4 years there. We offer our encouragement and blessing for the year ahead.

SCs Enjoy Outing

A group of Mother Margaret Hall Sisters enjoyed Chinese cuisine during an outing on Tuesday, July 18. A few even had the opportunity to try their hand at chopsticks.

July 9, 2017

Community Celebrates S. Cookie Crowley

Sisters of Charity, Associates and employees gathered on July 6 to celebrate the retirement of S. Cookie Crowley. She has been the director of Sisters Services at the SC Motherhouse since 2000. S Cookie will retire this month but continue to coordinate Sisters’ funeral arrangements. The Community offers its deepest gratitude to S. Cookie Crowley for her years of service on the campus.

Mount Honors S. Nancy Bramlage

S. Nancy Bramlage(left) and Mary Frances Kelley Schmitt were awarded with Mount St. Joseph University’s Sister Mary Lea Mueller Human Service Award in honor of their dedication to helping others. In June, S. Nancy retired as the director of mission and ministry at the Mount where she has helped students through on-campus programming and out-of-town retreats. She has been a Sister of Charity for 55 years and has previously ministered in congregational leadership, served in Africa, taught French, and worked at the University of Dayton.

Learning Together

During a five-month history class for novices, long-time Sisters of Charity S. Mary Barbara Philippart and S. Janice Ernst joined novice Romina Sapinoso to refresh and deepen their knowledge of the Community’s rich heritage. READ MORE

July 2, 2017

Deeper into Divine Mystery

Relationships with the Divine within ourselves, relationships with the Divine in our world, and relationships with the Divine embodied in others – that was the theme of the SC Congregational Retreat held June 22-26, and presented by S. Janet Mock, CSJ. Sisters and Associates entered into Mystery through poetry, prose, storytelling and use of a children’s book with space for quiet, contemplative dialogue and optional time for afternoon listening sessions. Retreatants visited poverty of spirit affirming, “I am nothing without God”; used Mary’s Annunciation as an example of how God waits for us.; and considered courage needed for today as we find ourselves ‘standing in the gap’ and the importance of relationships, both new and old, to ‘be that difference’ in the world. Participative liturgies each day brought the theme into greater focus.

June 25, 2017

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati
Release Statement of Health Care

The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati issued a statement regarding health care over the weekend. While on congregational retreat, Sisters and Associates gathered on the Front Avenue of the Motherhouse grounds for a special prayer led by Sister of Charity Barbara Busch. READ MORE

Community Celebrates Associate Commitments

Congratulations to Ione Klekamp and Kate Lears following their initial commitments as Associates in Mission of the Sisters of Charity on Sunday, June 25. In addition Associate Kay Clifton made her lifetime commitment as an Associate during the beautiful celebration in the Motherhouse chapel.

June 18, 2017

Mission Walk a Success

Beautiful weather contributed to the successful turnout for the 12th annual Mission Walk at Winton Woods Park. Proceeds for the walk benefit the health and education programs provided by the Daniel Comboni Community Clinic in Mixco, Guatemala, where Sister of Charity Sarah Mulligan ministers.

Summer Fun

To mark the official beginning of summer, Sisters in Mother Margaret Hall enjoyed an outing to Miami Whitewater Forest Park in Harrison, Ohio, last week.

Sisters of Charity Federation
Statement on Paris Agreement

The Sisters of Charity Federation recently issued a statement regarding President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. READ MORE

June 11, 2017

Vincentian Family Gathers in San Antonio

Ten Sisters of Charity and a few young adult friends participated in the North American Vincentian Family Gathering in San Antonio, Texas, this past weekend. More than 200 members of the Vincentian Family gathered to hear Yessenia Vasquez (Guatemala) and Yohannes Bahta (Eritrea) share their experiences as immigrant and refugee; probe the complexities of the current immigration system; reflect on migration from a faith perspective; and discern how we are called to advocacy and solidarity. Sisters Caroljean Willie and Tracy Kemme co-facilitated and S. Terry Thorman provided the music for prayers. Over the two and one-half days, they guided the group through the pastoral circle: experience, analysis, reflection and action.

Employees Recognized for Years of Service

Congratulations to the Sisters of Charity employees celebrating 5, 10 ,15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. The 33 employees and recent retirees were recognized for their hard work, dedication and passion at a reception on Tuesday, June 13.

SCs Join Other Women Religious
for Leadership Collaborative Gathering

Sisters Victoria Anyanwu, Patricia Dittmeier and Montiel Rosenthal joined more than 100 women religious for a leadership collaborative gathering this past May. READ MORE

Alaska Associate Makes Lifetime Commitment

Congratulations to Alaska Associate Eileen Casey who made her Associate lifetime commitment to the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati on Sunday, June 11. Eileen became an Associate in Mission in January 2005.

June 4, 2017

SC Federation Leaders Meet in New York

Sixty-nine leaders of the Sisters of Charity Federation of North America gathered June 1-5, 2017 in Tarrytown, New York, for their annual meeting. They represent two provinces of the Daughters of Charity and 11 congregations of Sisters of Charity in the United States and Canada. This year’s theme was “Hazard Yet Forward: Futuring Charity Together,” and was an invitation to “cross over the bridge to the future we are creating together.” Discussions throughout the five days focused on three intentions: to identify and honor the diversity among the Federation, to recognize its current realities, and to articulate the implications as members live into a shared future.

Celebrating High School Graduates

Congratulations to the graduating classes of DePaul Cristo Rey High School and Seton High School this past May.  The Sisters of Charity celebrate the hard work and dedication of students, parents, school staff and faculty at these two SC sponsored ministries.

Employees/Staff of Sponsored Ministries
Visit Motherhouse

New employees and staff of the four Cincinnati SC sponsored ministries enjoyed a tour of the Motherhouse of Thursday, June 1. S. Judith Metz, historian, led the tour and offered insight into the Sisters of Charity charism and history.

SCs Show Support for Price Hill

Sisters of Charity joined together to show support for the Price Hill community on Saturday, June 3 by taking part in the Price Hill Pacer 5k/10k. The event benefits Santa Maria Community Services and Price Hill Will; both organizations work collaboratively to make Price Hill a stronger community.

May 29, 2017

MSJU Staff/Faculty Visit House of Charity

Staff and faculty members of SC sponsored ministry Mount St Joseph University – including S. Nancy Bramlage – participated in a service trip to New Orleans, Louisiana, in May. The group spent their time working with the nonprofit organization Hotel Hope; evenings were filled with reflection and fellowship at the Federation’s House of Charity in New Orleans.

Mine Eyes Have Seen…

In honor of Memorial Day, Sisters and friends enjoyed two showings of the DVD “Mine Eyes Have Seen,” a 32-minute film documenting the service of Sisters of Charity during the U.S. Civil War. The viewing was accompanied by prayer, reflection and refreshments.

Sisters, Associates and Employees Say Thank You

Sisters, Associates and employees came together on Tuesday, May 30 to say thank you and to celebrate Associate Director Mary Jo Mersmann’s 15 years of service. Mary Jo will be retiring on May 31. Throughout her 15 years as Director of Associates, Mary Jo has offered her gifts in helping to deepen and broaden the Sister-Associate relationship.
Ready to Serve

On Memorial Day, the memories of those who died serving our country are recalled by all in the Sisters of Charity Community, but especially by those who served beside them. One such Sister is S. Francis Clare Pavioni, who served with the WAVES in World War II. READ MORE

May 21, 2017

Way of Elizabeth Pilgrimage Concludes

Sisters of Charity Federation novices and candidates concluded their "Way of Elizabeth pilgrimage" this week.  Women in formation with SC Federation congregations undertake this journey to enter deeper into the life of our founder, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and to connect to the roots of the Federation.  The pilgrimage began with a stop in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, to visit the Sisters of Seton Hill’s motherhouse and Archives. They spent time in Emmitsburg and Baltimore, Maryland, visiting The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and other sites related to the Sisters of Charity founding. The pilgrimage concluded in New York and New Jersey following visits to the places important to Elizabeth's early life.

Archives Say Thank You to Students

The Sisters of Charity Archives said goodbye this week to DePaul Cristo Rey High School students Bre’Ale and Jordi. The students have spent the school year working in the Archives through the school’s Corporate Work Study Program. Both students have grown tremendously through the past year – professionally and personally.

Cincinnati Associates
Host Annual Ice Cream Social

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ... ice cream socials! Sisters in Mother Margaret Hall and Cincinnati Associates gathered for their annual ice cream social on May 21 in the MMH Community Room. The Ice Cream Social provides a chance for the Sisters and Associates to enjoy time together over a bowl of ice cream.

Singing Circle Enjoys Spring Weather

The Mother Margaret Hall singing circle soaked in the beauty of the season on Friday, May 19 as they practiced together on the MMH patio.

May 14, 2017

Throwback Thursday

With graduation season upon us, we take a look back to 1905 and graduation at Cedar Grove Chapel. The current site of Seton High School, Cedar Grove (also known as Mount St. Vincent) was once a boarding school for girls with the first superiors and principals being Mothers General of the SC Community. READ MORE

Way of Elizabeth Pilgrimage Begins

Federation novices and candidates began their Way of Elizabeth pilgrimage on Wednesday, May 17 with a stop in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, to visit the Sisters of Seton Hill’s motherhouse and Archives. On May 18 they will travel to Emmitsburg, Maryland, spending the next few days visiting the Shrine of Elizabeth Seton and other sites related to the Sisters of Charity founder.

Community Welcomes Chanin Wilson

This week the Sisters of Charity, Associates and SC employees welcomed the visit of Associate Chanin Wilson (right) to the Motherhouse. Chanin will be taking over the position of Director of Associates after the retirement of Mary Jo Mersmann (left). She will continue to live in Westminster, Colorado, and make regular trips to the Motherhouse and various regions of the country where Associates live and minister.

MMH Volunteers Recognized

Mother Margaret Hall volunteers enjoyed lunch on Monday, May 15 in honor of National Nursing Home Week. Staff members of MMH served the volunteers; guests were entertained by the Sisters’ chime choir.

S. Sally Duffy –
A YWCA Career Woman of Achievement

Few people know that S. Sally began her career as an Olympic-caliber basketball player and women’s coach at the University of Notre Dame. Keeping her eye on the ball enabled her to be laser-focused on every future endeavor. Hear more about the Sister of Charity who has dedicated her years of ministry to serving Cincinnati’s most vulnerable, marginalized and needy through the SC Ministry Foundation.

May 7, 2017

Derby Days

Sisters living at the Motherhouse and in Mother Margaret Hall got into the racing spirit last week as they celebrated the running of the annual Kentucky Derby.

Intercommunity Novitiate Concludes

On Monday, May 8, novices of the Intercommunity Novitiate celebrated their last class together hiking at Clifton Gorge in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Participating in the program were women and men from the Sisters of Charity, Precious Blood Sisters and Marianists.

Sisters Tour Mount Adams

On Thursday, May 4 a group of Sisters of Charity visited some of the historic sites of Cincinnati’s Mount Adams. The Sisters were given tours of the church formerly known as Holy Cross Church (now the Monastery Event Center) as well as Immaculata Church – both where Sisters of Charity ministered from 1877-1976.

Running With a Purpose

Sisters of Charity joined with other religious this past weekend to participate in the annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. Sisters Sally Duffy, Annie Klapheke, Andrea Koverman, Louise Lears, Joyce Richter and Novice Romina Sapinoso partnered with friends of other religious communities to form “Religious on the Run for Peace and Justice.” The team participated in the weekend activities to raise awareness of religious vocations as well as funds for IJPC, founded by and continuing the missions of the women religious congregations of the SCs, Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg and the Sisters of St. Joseph. Religious on the Run participation is sponsored by a grant of the SC Ministry Foundation.

Mother Margaret George Statue Returns

It’s been more than a year since Sisters, Associates and visitors to the SC Motherhouse have been greeted along the front avenue by the life-size statue of Mother Margaret George, founder of the Cincinnati Community. On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Margaret returned to her prominent spot, piquing interest in the statue itself and the significance of its creation. READ MORE

SEF Celebrates S. Martha

Seton Enablement Fund Committee members celebrated S. Martha Walsh’s retirement with a lunch on April 22 at the Motherhouse. S. Martha has served as the administrative director of the SEF for the past 12 years, and will retire on May 31.

April 23, 2017

LCWR Region VI Meets

More than 60 members of the leadership councils of LCWR Region VI met at the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse on Sunday, April 23 and Monday, April 24. Region VI includes women’s religious congregations from Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Among other activities, the women shared prayer and exchanged ideas, heard a presentation on racial justice by Xavier University Professor Chris Parmuk, and discussed a video by LCWR’s president and president-elect on the new governance model.

Removing Barriers

Associate Mary Ellen Williams is one of a handful of Charity Family volunteers giving their time to the mission of Education Matters. READ MORE

Led by the Spirit

Essential to the congenial and prosperous operation of an academic institution is intense devotion and personal connection on the part of its leader. As Mount St. Joseph University, a SC sponsored ministry, prepares for the inauguration of its president, H. James Williams, the Sisters of Charity remember the university’s past SC presidents. Click on a name below to learn more about the Sister.

Future of Charity Gathers in NOLA

This past weekend the Sisters of Charity Federation Future of Charity group gathered at the House of Charity in New Orleans, Louisiana, for prayer, reflection, sharing and fellowship. The group of recently vowed members and women in formation was formed to build relationships among younger, newer members of the 12 unique Federation congregations.

Associates Celebrate Spring

SC Associates hosted the annual Spring Fling on Sunday, April 23. The gathering – which included lunch, fellowship and prayer – also celebrated the dedicated years of service of Director of Associates Mary Jo Mersmann. Mary Jo will be retiring at the end of May after 15 years in the position.

April 16, 2017

Beauty all Around

During this month of awareness for our Earth, a number of Sisters of Charity decided to take the time to enjoy its beauty with an Easter Monday hike at Clifton Gorge on April 17.

Who Shall Find a Valiant Woman?

S. Loretto Burke is the Community’s only living orchestral composer. READ MORE about S. Loretto’s life, ministry and passions in the following article from the Sisters of Charity’s Intercom magazine.

The Gifts of the Season

Spring is in full bloom at the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse. Sisters, Associates and guests are greeted by its beauty when visiting the Mount St. Joseph grounds.

Bringing Joy

Dr. Claver Pashi teaches at the National Pedagogy University in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to train future DRC leaders to be good stewards of the people when they are in a position of authority. The SCs have sponsored Dr. Pashi’s efforts in the DRC for several years. READ MORE

April 9, 2017

Easter Celebrations at the Motherhouse

Sisters living in the Motherhouse embraced the Easter spirit on Holy Thursday; they spent the morning together dying Easter eggs and enjoying each other’s company.

April 2, 2016

YWCA Names S. Sally Duffy
One of Cincinnati’s Top Career Women

Congratulations to Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Sally Duffy, who will be honored by the YWCA as one of Cincinnati’s top career women. S. Sally will be honored on May 10 along with seven other executives, entrepreneurs and educators who have reached the highest pinnacles of their profession. She is currently the president and executive director of SC Ministry Foundation.

Honoring S. Myra James Bradley

On March 21, Good Samaritan Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, and TriHealth welcomed the leadership of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati to bless and dedicate the stained glass memorial honoring the late S. Myra James Bradley. The memorial, funded by Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, serves as an enduring reminder of S. Myra’s impact on Good Samaritan, TriHealth, and the Greater Cincinnati community. The inscription next to the instillation reads:

In honor of Sister Myra James Bradley, SC and her inspirational leadership and guidance while Chief Executive Officer of Good Samaritan Hospital from 1991-1998. She was a woman of God, a Sister of Charity, a trusted mentor, adoring daughter, attentive sister, beloved aunt and a compassionate friend to all. The lessons she taught us are treasured.

March 26, 2017

Cristo Rey Network Members Meet in Detroit

DePaul Cristo Rey High School leaders and their Sister of Charity sponsors are in Detroit, Michigan, this week for the Cristo Rey Network annual meeting. Every year Cristo Rey colleagues come together to share best practices and challenges.

Them Bones Legacy Continues

The Advisory Board of Them Bones Veteran Community (founded by the late S. Kateri Maureen Koverman) recently donated its remaining funds to Athena’s Sisters, a sisterhood organization in Louisville, Kentucky, run by and for military women to provide healing resources. S. Kateri had tried to form a women’s veteran group in Cincinnati but was unable to get it started. Following her death, and the closing of Them Bones, the board felt it fitting to offer the donation to this organization serving the needs of women veterans as they return to family life after war.

Associate Advisory Committee Meets

Members of the SC Associate Advisory Committee met on Saturday, March 25 to discuss future planning related to the new regional representatives, the upcoming Emmitsburg pilgrimage and the Sister/Associate bond. Committee members are: (back row, from left) S. Andrea Koverman, Associate Sue DiTullio, Associate Nicki Veldhaus, Associate Peggy Brockman, S. Louise Lears, S. Christine Rody, (front row, from left) S. Carol Wirtz, Associate Chanin Wilson, Associate Director Mary Jo Mersmann, and S. Sheila Gallagher.

Sisters, Employees Enjoy Lunch

Sisters and employees participating in the Sister guessing game circulating during National Catholic Sisters Week enjoyed lunch together on Wednesday, March 22. The lunch was a wonderful opportunity for both to learn more about each other’s lives and ministries.

March 19, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Fun

Sisters living in Mother Margaret Hall enjoyed the festivities surrounding the Feast Day of St. Patrick on Friday, March 17, 2017.

Filming Continues on Blandina Television Series

Filming on the television series “At the End of the Santa Fe Trail” – based on the life of Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Blandina Segale - continues in Colorado. S. Carol Marie Power had the opportunity to visit the set this past weekend and meet with cast members and crew.

Novitiate Happenings

Following their Thursday morning history session with S. Judith Metz, Novice Romina Sapinoso and Novice Director S. Donna Steffen - accompanied by Sisters Judy, Janice Ernst and Mary Barbara Philippart - ended the lesson with lunch at Arnold's Bar and Grill, built in the 1830s. Located just blocks from the former site of Good Samaritan Hospital at 6th and Lock streets, there are stories that S. Anthony O'Connell spent time in and around Arnold's in hopes of receiving liquor to use for hospital patients.

Celebrating Women’s History Month

In celebration of Women’s History Month, here’s a throwback to March 3, 1988. WKRC’s Dan Hurley interviewed S. Judith Metz about the Congregation’s many women who assumed nontraditional roles prior to World War II.

March 12, 2017

National Catholic Sisters Week
Ends With Celebration

SC employees celebrated the Sisters on the final day of National Catholic Sisters Week on Tuesday, March 14. Human Resources provided root beer floats during the social hour, and the results of the Sister guessing game circulating throughout the campus the week prior were revealed. Employees answering correctly are invited to join the participating Sisters for lunch next week.

Kindness: Get in the Habit

It’s National Catholic Sisters Week - an annual celebration created to honor women religious! This year’s theme is Kindness: Get in the Habit and was created to focus on kindness at work, home and throughout the country. During the week the Sisters of Charity will be celebrating our Sisters with articles calling attention to what we should be doing for each other – feeding the hungry, welcoming the stranger, practicing compassion. LEARN MORE

Filming Begins on Television Series

Allan Sanchez, petitioner of Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Blandina Segale’s cause for canonization, visited the set of “At the End of the Santa Fe Trail” this past weekend. Cast and crew are currently filming S. Blandina on a moving 1872 train. After nine days of filming and a few weeks of editing, Episode 1 of the television series will be finished. According to Sanchez, “These people have really made Blandina part of their life.  I am amazed to see her story come alive in front of my eyes; they are capturing her spirit on film. I have heard so many crew members tell me they are praying to Blandina, it is moving.”

March 5, 2017

Happy 101st Birthday, S. Annina!

The Sisters of Charity celebrated the 101st birthday of S. Annina Morgan on Thursday, March 9. Born on March 9, 1916, S. Annina entered the Sisters of Charity in 1933. She ministered in education for 33 years – as teacher and principal – and is well loved and treasured by many of her former students, as well as her SC Community.

MMH Sisters Enjoy Outing

Sisters living in Mother Margaret Hall enjoyed the early spring weather on Wednesday, March 8 with an outing to Krohn Conservatory and lunch.

Kindness: Get in the Habit

It’s National Catholic Sisters Week - an annual celebration created to honor women religious! This year’s theme is Kindness: Get in the Habit and was created to focus on kindness at work, home and throughout the country. During the week the Sisters of Charity will be celebrating our Sisters with articles calling attention to what we should be doing for each other – feeding the hungry, welcoming the stranger, practicing compassion. LEARN MORE 

“For I was hungry and you gave
me something to eat …”

S. Winnie Brubach is the facilities coordinator at EarthConnection, a multi-faceted entity in Delhi Township, Ohio, built to address the adverse ecological effects of our consumer society.

“I was thirsty and you gave me
something to drink.”

Water with Blessings brings clean, safe water to families around the world. READ MORE

“I was a stranger and you invited me in.”

Sisters of Charity were present for the October 2016 Convergence at the Border organized to draw attention to the causes of migration and the abuse of human rights that has accompanied increased militarization of our southern border. READ MORE

“Whoever welcomes this little child
in my name welcomes me.”

For the past five years S. Peggy Rein has been ministering at Holy Family School in Price Hill (Cincinnati, Ohio) through a grant from SC Ministry Foundation. READ MORE

“I was sick and you looked after me.”

A shining example of God’s merciful love, S. Pat Newhouse volunteers to the elderly parishioners at St. Martha in Okemos, Michigan, as well as local nursing facilities. READ MORE

Intercommunity Novitiate Meets in Dayton

The Intercommunity Novitiate gathered at the Marianist Novitiate House in Dayton, Ohio, on Monday, March 6 for their fourth session on the Gospels and the documents of Vatican II. Participating in the program on Saturday were women and men from the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Precious Blood Sisters and Marianists.

February 26, 2017

Mother Margaret Hall Celebrates Mardi Gras

Sisters of Charity living in Mother Margaret Hall celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans style. In addition to decorative masks and king cake, the Sisters were treated to the music of Sally and Joe Lukasik.

“We are all children of God”

S. Nancy Crafton shares the reality of the migrant workers she strives to support in the following Pueblo Chieftain article: http://www.chieftain.com/news/pueblo/farmers-in-pueblo-county-want-trump-to-give-them-a/article_6d8bf5b9-4e7d-53ea-915f-fd4ed59d10e3.html

Sisters of Charity Honored

The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati received the 2017 Make A Difference Award during the English Language Learning Foundation's ninth annual recognition breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 23. S. Joan Elizabeth Cook, SC president, received the honor on the Community's behalf. The breakfast invites donors, students, educators, and friends from the community to gather for a meal to celebrate the accomplishments of bright ELL students battling adversities, caring and dedicated educators, and organizations that have made a significant difference in the community.

Film Crew Visiting SC Motherhouse

This week, the Sisters of Charity have hosted the production team working on the creation of a television series based on Servant of God S. Blandina Segale’s life. Among those at the Motherhouse are Tomas Sanchez, director and producer of the project, Mark Stenig, executive producer, and Alma Sisneros, the actress who will be playing S. Blandina. Ms. Sisneros had the opportunity to visit with Sisters Annina Morgan and Loretto Burke to research her character; both Sisters had the privilege of meeting S. Blandina in her later years. Crew members spent time in the Sisters of Charity Archives learning more about S. Blandina’s life and legacy.

S. Blandina Segale
(Jan. 23, 1850-Feb. 23, 1941)

On Feb. 23, 1941, S. Blandina Segale gained her eternal reward. This week the Sisters of Charity are celebrating S. Blandina while enjoying a visit from members of the production team working hard on the television series based on S. Blandina’s life. S. Victoria Marie Forde has been coordinating new items to show the group from the Blandina collection. This picture of S. Blandina with Cecil B. DeMille and other women religious in front of his studio was taken in the late 1920s during a Conference in California.

February 19, 2017

S. Sally Duffy Honored

S. Sally Duffy was recognized on Thursday, Feb. 2 honored at the girls' basketball game on Feb. 2 by Bishop Watterson High School in Columbus, Ohio. A donation was made to Bishop Watterson in her name by some of her former basketball players who were impacted by her contribution to women's sports at BWHS and a permanent plaque recognizing her efforts to establish girls' sports will be on display in our trophy case. Sister gave an inspiring talk to the team and visited the locker room to congratulate them on their victory.

Valentine’s Luncheon Held in MMH

The Sisters of Charity Leadership Team hosted a Valentine’s Day-themed luncheon for Sisters in Mother Margaret Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The lunch hour was spent enjoying a meal, dessert and fellowship.

February 12, 2017

Remembering the Fire of 1937

Exterior of the boiler room after the fire.

It was 80 years ago this week that a fire was discovered in the engine room of the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse. The story of the fire’s discovery, the evacuation, its control, and the aftermath are well-known around the Community. READ MORE

Welcome the Stranger

The Sisters of Charity Federation released the following statement regarding the Executive Orders of President Trump on immigrants and refugees. READ MORE

Intercommunity Novitiate Meets in St. Louis

S. Donna Steffen (left) and Novice Romina Sapinoso (right) participated in the St. Louis Intercommunity Novitiate Feb. 6-10, 2017, with the topic: Being Sexual and Celibate: A Psycho-Spiritual Perspective, presented by Lynn Levo, CSJ. Twenty novices, male and female, and approximately 15 Novice directors attended. The SC Federation was represented with two seminarians and their seminary director (pictured) along with Romina and S. Donna.

February 5, 2017

S. Montiel Named One of Cincinnati’s Top Doctors

Congratulations to S. Montiel Rosenthal who was named one of Cincy Magazine’s “Best Doctors” in family medicine in the Tristate. According to the magazine, “To make this list, current Best Doctors are asked to nominate physicians they would personally refer a loved one to for care.” To read more about S. Montiel, click here.           

Journeying Together

A Journey Together gathering was held at the Motherhouse on Sunday, Feb. 5. Sisters of Charity participants took the day to share about “what we most care about at this time in our lives,” ministry as mission, and community life as it is emerging for us today.

January 29, 2017

Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service

It’s Catholic Schools Week! This week we are giving shout outs to our Sisters in SC sponsored ministries.

S. Terry Dutcher has ministered at Seton High School in Cincinnati since 1985. Currently she serves as a religion teacher at the school.

S. Sandy Howe (left) is the community service coordinator at Seton High School in Cincinnati.


S. Marcel DeJonckheere ministers in the Admissions Office at DePaul Cristo Rey High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

S. Nancy Bramlage (left) is keeping Mount St. Joseph University's mission alive and ever present as the director of the university’s Office of Mission and Ministry

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

Throughout the week the Sisters of Charity are featuring educational institutions where SCs have served and met a variety of needs, over a long period of time. Many Sisters of Charity have contributed to the Mission and its success; in collaboration with the parish and parents they helped to educate the youth in their care to live Gospel values. 

We celebrate St. William in Cincinnati. READ MORE

We celebrate institutions in Trinidad, Colorado, where Servant of God S. Blandina Segale ministered. READ MORE


We celebrate celebrate St. James School (currently known as All Saints) in Bay City, Michigan. READ MORE


Community Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Sisters and employees celebrated Catholic Schools Week on Tuesday, Jan. 31  in the Motherhouse Dining Room. School songs and fond memories were shared at lunch … a few even remembered the answers to S. Cookie’s catechism questions.

March for Life Celebrates Life

Sisters of Charity participated in the March for Life in El Paso, Texas, on Sunday, Jan. 29. They joined more than 1,000 others for the annual event to celebrate life and stand up for the marginalized.

January 22, 2017

Sister Spotlight

Meet S. Virginia Bohnert. S. Ginny has companioned women and children at The Gathering Place in Denver, Colorado, since 2010. The Gathering Place is Denver’s only daytime drop-in center for women, children and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness.

January 15, 2017

Conference Explores ‘Healing Divisions’

More than 20 young Catholic Sisters and women in formation gathered at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in Phoenix, Arizona, January 13-15 for individual and communal prayer, shared reflection and conversation. The Giving Voice conference gave the women the opportunity to gather together to explore ways to heal divisions in our Church, country and world.

January 8, 2017

SCs Honor Two with Elizabeth Seton Award

The Sisters of Charity Community came together Jan. 8, 2017, to celebrate two very special people – John DiCola and Janet Schelb. The two were honored with the Elizabeth Seton Award for their compelling urge to further the Community’s mission to act justly, build loving relationships, share resources with those in need, and care for creation. READ MORE

January 1, 2017

Seton Writings Project Helps
to Spread Elizabeth Seton’s Legacy

Six Sisters of the SC Federation – including Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Judith Metz - have dedicated years of work to document the story and legacy of Elizabeth Seton. READ MORE

In the News
August 17, 2017

S. Tracy Kemme’s article “The joy of giving it all” was published in the Aug. 4 issue of Global Sisters Report.

The Sisters of Charity were mentioned in the Aug. 4 Richmond Register in an article about the new interpretive marker dedicated through the cooperative efforts of the St. Mark’s Knights of Columbus Council No. 12852, the Sisters of Charity, the Battle of Richmond Association and the Madison County Civil War Roundtable.