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August 5, 2018

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

Fourth of July Prayer


June 24, 2018

A Curbside Caper


(From left) S. Phyllis Kemper, OSU, S. Joan Elizabeth Cook,
SC president, Veronica Buchanan, Sisters of Charity archivist

This month the original grave marker for S. Mary Oswald O’Connell was returned to the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati after being rescued by the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department. READ MORE

Mission Walk A Success

Mission Walk

This past weekend Sisters of Charity and Associates came out to support the 2018 Mission Walk to benefit the health and education programs provided by the Daniel Comboni Community Clinic in Guatemala where S. Sarah Mulligan ministers and Colegio Monte Real School.

Meet the Associate Regional Representatives: Carla Rush

Throughout the past few weeks we have been featuring interviews with SC Associate Regional Representatives. This week get to know Sisters of Charity Associate in Mission Carla Rush, the Northeast Regional Representative. READ MORE

Discerning Your Call

Are you exploring the call to religious life? Canonical Novice S. Whitney Schieltz gives us a glimpse into the steps of formation through the eyes of our young Sisters.

Pilgrimage to Emmitsburg

Faculty and staff from Mount St. Joseph University, Bayley, Seton High School, Cincinnati Good Samaritan Hospital and DePaul Cristo Rey High School traveled to Emmitsburg, Maryland last week to visit the place where Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton founded the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph's, the first native-sisterhood of religious women to be established in the U.S. Sister of Charity Judith Metz led the trip which included group discussions, reflection time, and tours of The Stone House, The White House, Gettysburg, Lutheran Seminary and more.

Community Welcomes New Associates

Congratulations to Nellie Derrenkamp, Therese Frye, Patricia Plogmann and Carina Stout, who made their commitments as Associates in Mission on Sunday, June 24 in the Motherhouse chapel. In addition, the Community celebrated the Lifetime Commitment of Associate Christine Hicks during the service.