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January 13, 2019

Community Celebrates Closing of MSJ Post Office


Sisters, Associates and friends of the SC Community stopped by the Mount St. Joseph Post Office on Wednesday, Jan. 16 to say thank you to postal clerks Sisters Ann Elizabeth Von Hagel and Timothy Ann Schroeder. The Post Office’s final day of operation before transitioning into a Mail Room was Thursday, Jan. 17. Throughout the day visitors had the opportunity to view photographs and video tributes to the Post Office in addition to sharing their own personal memories. TO VIEW A PRAYER

Mount St. Joseph Post Office – 1891-2019

This week the Community celebrates the closing of the Mount St. Joseph Post Office. Since Nov. 14, 1891, it has served the Sisters of Charity Congregation, Mount St. Joseph University, and the local Delhi community. As we prepare to see the Post Office transition to a Mail Room, we remember fondly its history and the service of its former postmasters and postal clerks. To view a timeline of the former and current postmasters and clerks, click here.

Welcome New Associates


The Sisters of Charity Community welcomed Associates in Mission Cynthia Chase (left) and Elizabeth Hickey (right) during a commitment ceremony Sunday, Jan. 6 at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church in Springhill, Florida. The two women were companioned by Associate Peggy Brockman (center).

The Prayer House: Faithful, Therapeutic and Consolidating


Against the backdrop of the Visitation House in West Price Hill a modest sign that indicates a place in the community where people can unite for the same purpose: to deliver their prayer requests. READ MORE


January 6, 2019

Continuing to Serve: S. Mary Ann Flannery


Through her ministry in spiritual direction and freelance writing on social justice issues, S. Mary Ann has recognized the good in others and allows God to work through her in all of her ministries. READ MORE

Meet Our New Associates: Therese Frye


With the nurturing support of many Sisters of Charity friends and mentors, Therese Frye felt the call to make her commitment to the SC Community as an Associate in Mission in 2018. READ MORE

Community Celebrates Elizabeth Seton


Sisters of Charity, Associates and friends of the SC Community came together on Sunday, Jan. 6 to celebrate the Feast of Elizabeth Ann Seton. The Mass and celebration took place in the Motherhouse chapel followed by light refreshments and fellowship in the Motherhouse Dining Room.


In Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sisters and Associates celebrated Elizabeth Seton’s Feast Day by gathering in the chapel at Penrose Hospital, a hospital that has a long, rich history with the Sisters of Charity.

Associates in Florida celebrated Elizabeth Seton’s Feast with a recommitment service and Mass on Sunday, Jan. 6 at St. Frances Cabrini Church in Spring Hill, Florida. 

Seton High School Celebrates EAS


Seton High School, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity, celebrated the Feast Day of patroness, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, with a Mass on Wednesday, Jan. 9.  Many Sisters of Charity attended the celebration.

Ringing in the New Year


Sisters around the Motherhouse and Mother Margaret Hall nursing facility enjoyed ringing in the New Year with employees during celebrations New Year’s Eve at Mount St. Joseph. Live music, Bingo and numerous other activities were included in the evening’s fun.


January 1, 2019

January 6 – A Prayer for Epiphany

Continuing to Serve: S. Mary Alice Stein

S. Mary Alice Stein’s volunteer ministries can be described in one word: responsive. Wherever there is a need or a role that needs to be fulfilled, S. Mary Alice finds a way to be present to those around her. READ MORE

Meet Our New Associates:Fr. Bill Morton, SSC


Meet Associate in Mission Fr. Bill Morton. Through his active ministries with the Sisters of Charity, Fr. Bill hopes to inspire others to risk a caring response. READ MORE

January 4 – Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

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 Mount St. Joseph University student, Hannah, describes how a ‘God Moment’ helped her realize that it is never too late to establish a relationship with God.


December 16, 2018

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – January 1

On this feast of Mary, we hear St. Luke tell us: “Mary kept all these things , reflecting on them in her heart” (Luke 2:19). Mary is asking us to reflect on what just happened at Christmas, the birth of Jesus – the result of her ‘Yes.’ She is seeing wisdom unfold before her. What might this mean for us?

The History of Christmas Tree Ornaments

With the holiday season upon us, Christmas trees across the United States have sprouted up and been decorated to celebrate the birth of Christ. Because of the lively tradition, each person has their favorite Christmas ornament to hang on their tree. READ MORE

Journeying Through Advent: Week Four

As followers of Jesus, we journey with the Church in these four weeks of Advent, using the inspirational Scriptures to direct our prayer. Pray with us, Sisters, Associates and friends: Come Lord Jesus, come again and heal us.


December 16, 2018

Sisters of Charity President Honored
with Doctor of Humane Letters

Mount St. Joseph University awarded Sisters of Charity President S. Joan Elizabeth Cook with the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the university’s 102nd commencement. S. Joan was recognized for her leadership of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and her lifelong ministry as a Biblical scholar. In addition, Sister was the commencement speaker for the ceremonies.  

Meet Our New Associates: Patricia Plogmann

As a Sisters of Charity Associate in Mission, Patricia Plogmann offers her skills as a spiritual director to live the Gospel values and build loving relationships with those she has the pleasure of serving. READ MORE

Journeying Through Advent: Week Three

As followers of Jesus, we journey with the Church in these four weeks of Advent, using the inspirational Scriptures to direct our prayer. Pray with us, Sisters, Associates and friends: Come Lord Jesus, come again and heal us.

Happy Birthday Pope Francis– December 17

Pope Francis consistently reminds us to be with the world; to do something for others that is right and just. “Being a disciple means being constantly ready to bring the love of Jesus to others and this can happen unexpectedly and in any place: on the street, in a city square, during work, on a journey.” Happy Birthday, Pope Francis. May we celebrate this day by bringing the love of Jesus to others.

Advent Calendar


As we prepare to enter the Advent season, we offer this Advent calendar, developed by EarthConnection, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity and a center for learning and reflection about living lightly on Earth. The calendar provides ideas for prayer, reflection and action. VIEW HERE


December 9, 2018

Journeying Through Advent: Week Two

As followers of Jesus, we journey with the Church in these four weeks of Advent, using the inspirational Scriptures to direct our prayer. Pray with us, Sisters, Associates and friends: Come Lord Jesus, come again and heal us.

Christmas Tea

The annual Mother Margaret Hall Christmas Tea for employees, Sisters and volunteers was held on Wednesday, Dec. 12 in the Motherhouse Dining Room. MMH staff beautifully decorated the Dining Room in holiday décor and served their guests as a thank you and celebration for the efforts and assistance of all throughout the past year.

Jingle All The Way

Fifth grade Junior Troop members from St. Antoninus School visited Mother Margaret Hall and the Motherhouse on Thursday, Dec. 6 to sing Christmas carols with the Sisters. The troop has been visiting Mount St. Joseph since 2014 and has enjoyed building relationships with many of the Sisters they have met or been paired with throughout the four years.

S. Romina Participates in Community’s Cross-Cultural Program

S. Romina Sapinoso spent Nov. 5-Dec. 5 in Mixco, Guatemala through the cross-cultural program of the Sisters of Charity Community. During her month’s stay, S. Romina worked alongside S. Sarah Mulligan in the Clinica Daniel Comboni Amicasi, a local healthcare clinic that meets not just the health and dental needs of the people in Mixco but also provides education and support services for groups in surrounding communities. The program offered Romina the opportunity to not only participate in the work of the clinic, but to also get to know and be part of the community of Mixco, and to acquire Spanish language immersion.

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe – December 12


December 2, 2018

Inspiring Youth: A Legacy of Humor and Service

S. Cookie Crowley’s great-nephew Noah Kaffenberger proves that not only is her legacy of humor intact, but the legacy of the Sisters of Charity’s mission is in good hands for future generations. READ MORE

.. And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Sisters of Charity employees enjoyed the sounds of the season with the Sisters on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at the Motherhouse. The annual 12 Days of Christmas celebration returned this year with employees and Sisters participating in their own rendition of the holiday classic.

Mother Margaret’s Spirituality

The Sisters of Charity Spirituality Center celebrated the 150th anniversary of founder Mother Margaret George’s death on Tuesday, Dec. 4 through the experience of creating a “scrapbook page” using Margaret’s spirituality. For Mother Margaret, scrapbooking was a therapeutic outlet to symbolically or artistically respond to the challenging trials she faced in her life.

Feast of St. Nicholas – December 6

As we revisit the legend of St. Nicholas this year, we are reminded that each of us are created in goodness, in God’s image. We are challenged to act out of that goodness in our small actions and in the significant deeds of our lives, both individually and communally.

This Is the People Who Long to See Your Face

This year as we reflect and live the messages of Advent, we can get a glimpse of our destination. In the unsettledness of our daily lives and the chaos in our current world, we choose to go deeper these Advent days.

Celebrating the Season

The Motherhouse Gift Shop started off the Christmas celebrations at Mount St. Joseph this week with a Christmas sale Dec. 4-6 for Sisters, Associates, employees and guests. Christmas cards, decorations, handcrafted items and a special homemade treat were included in the fun.

Continuing to Serve – S. Nancy Bramlage

Through her volunteer work with Nuns on the Bus, S. Nancy Bramlage is using her voice to promote the values at the center of our faith. READ MORE


November 25, 2018

Journeying Through Advent

As followers of Jesus, we journey with the Church in these four weeks of Advent, using the inspirational Scriptures to direct our prayer. Pray with us, Sisters, Associates and friends: Come Lord Jesus, come again and heal us.


November 18, 2018

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 Jack describes an encounter that left him inspired and full of purpose.

Ripples – St. Joseph Home


Facing and meeting the needs of the most vulnerable for 145 years, St. Joseph Home, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity, offers a loving community to medically fragile children and adults. READ MORE

Sharing the Journey


S. Janet Gildea (center) unexpectedly ran into Seton Hill Sister of Charity Cory Canon while volunteering at the diocesan center in El Paso, Texas, where they are sheltering refugees. The Charity Family continues to respond to Pope Francis’s call to love our neighbors – all our neighbors!

Sisters, Associates Gather for Meet & Eat


Sisters, Associates and Associate candidates gathered on Wednesday, Nov. 28 for the monthly Meet & Eat in the Motherhouse Dining Room. The gathering is an opportunity for those attending to visit with each other and share a meal.


November 18, 2018

From the Border


We remain ever conscious of our sisters and brothers on the U.S./Mexico border – U.S. residents serving as volunteers, those from Central America who are seeking asylum, those walking through Mexico currently, and our own Sisters and Associates who are responding to the needs they find there. We are assured that all will be met with respect, compassion and love. In the words of our SC Charism Statement: “As pilgrims we pray for the wisdom to know the needs of our sisters and brothers and we dare to risk a caring response.” Sharing some of her learnings from her recent experiences is Associate Patrice Harty. READ MORE

St. Rita School for the Deaf Honors SCs


The Sisters of Charity were honored on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the 43rd annual Dream Makers Scholarship Benefit hosted by St. Rita School for the Deaf. According to the school, “The success of St. Rita’s mission is a direct result of the Sisters of Charity’s support over the past 104 years. The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati were the children’s first teachers, resident advisors, counselors and most importantly their family.”

Continuing to Serve – S. Patrice Vales

Living in the spirit of the Good Samaritan is no small task, but retired Sister of Charity Patrice Vales proves that the smallest act of kindness is sometimes all it takes. READ MORE

Let There Be Light: The Move to Cleaner Energy


Encouraged by the Sisters of Charity and motivated by their mission, the Sisters of Charity maintenance staff has engaged in a great undertaking: replacing every light bulb and fixture on the campus of the Motherhouse to LED lights to reduce the amount of energy used. READ MORE

Working In Neighborhoods Celebrates 40 Years


Congratulations to Working In Neighborhoods as it celebrates 40 years of empowering people to make informed choices for themselves and neighborhoods through community building, home ownership and economic learning. The organization, - under the leadership of S. Barbara Busch - celebrated its anniversary, and the next 40 years, on Nov. 19 with a silent and live auction and dinner. To learn more about good works of WIN and the Sisters of Charity associated with the organization, click here.