In the News
As one of the Enquirer and Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Women of the Year, S. Sally Duffy was featured in the Oct. 8 edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Congratulations to S. Sarah Mulligan, who is one of two recipients honored by the Center for Global Health at the Colorado School of Public Health with the 2017 Excellence in Global Health Award. The award recognizes those individuals, institutions or organizations based in the state of Colorado that have made an exemplary contribution to the improvement of the health of populations in low and middle income countries over an extended period of time. The award will be presented on Friday, Oct. 20 at the Global Health Symposium in Aurora, Colorado.
Charity Family News
Emmitsburg Pilgrimage Underway
A group of Sisters of Charity Associates and friends are currently visiting the special places where Elizabeth Seton lived and worked in Emmitsburg and Baltimore, Maryland. The pilgrimage left Oct. 8 from the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse, and will conclude on Friday, Oct. 13.
San Antonio Church Hosts Spaghetti Dinner
The Sisters of Charity were special guests of San Antonio Church on Sunday, Oct. 8 for its 81st spaghetti dinner. The largest group of Sisters ever joined in the fun – and helped to raise money for the church founded by Sisters Blandina and Justina Segale for Italian immigrants over 95 year ago.
Fall Fun in Downtown Cincinnati
Sisters living in Mother Margaret Hall nursing facility had the opportunity to enjoy a carousel ride along the Cincinnati Riverfront during an outing in early October. The Sisters enjoyed the warm fall day by visiting Smale Park and enjoying its many unique features.
SCs of New York Celebrate 200 Years
Federation members, the Sisters of Charity of New York, celebrated their community’s 200th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 8 with a blessing of the Altar of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The five sculptures are the work of the late S. Margaret Beaudette. Read more at http://www.scny.org/saint-elizabeth-ann-seton-and-sisters-of-charity-to-be-honored-at-saint-patricks-cathedral/
October 1, 2017
MSJU Hosts Annual Elizabeth
Sisters of Charity were present for the annual Elizabeth Seton Medal lecture at Mount St. Joseph University on Oct. 2. This year’s recipient is Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM, Ph.D.; her topic was “Feminist Theologies: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going? How Will We Get There?”
S. Teresa Kotturan, SCN, the Sisters of Charity Federation Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) representative to the United Nations, visited the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse on Monday, Oct. 2. S. Teresa spoke to the Community about migration from a global perspective; she gave an information presentation on migrants, refugees, and internally displaced persons, with a focus on women and children.
September 29, 2017
Get to know SC Associate Deborah Rose-Milavec, executive director of Future Church, in the following feature article from Intercom magazine. 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 video S. Louise describes a time when tending the soul of another allowed her own soul to open and expand.
Prayer Continue for Hurricane Season
Our thoughts and prayers continue for those affected by the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and, most recently, Maria. We pray for the first responders and for strength, courage and resiliency for all those individuals in the path of destruction. We offer the following prayer from the Diocese of Beaumont, Texas. READ MORE
September 24, 2017
Fall Congregational Days
Fall Congregational meetings took place throughout the month of September. Each year Sisters and Associates come together in various locations throughout the country to share and listen as reports and updates are offered by Leadership and membership. Liturgy and opportunities to reconnect and recommit to the year ahead are valued.
CHI Dedicates Tree in Honor
During a recent pilgrimage to Baltimore, Maryland, CHI Board of Stewardship Trustees, representatives from the congregations who are part of CHI, and staff gathered for a prayer service and tree planting. The tree represents the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and SCs of Nazareth who were founded on American soil and whose roots continue to grow and spread from the original foundations. READ MORE
Feast of St. Vincent de Paul –
St. Vincent de Paul made real what he celebrated in the Divine Mysteries. May we be transformed as we make sincere efforts to increase our presence among the poor and respond to their needs as we are able.
They’ve Got Heart and Solar Panels
Mount St. Joseph University senior and SC Communications co-op Megan Simmermeyer takes a look at a few of the environmental initiatives of the university’s founders that are contributing to a brighter, greener future for everyone. READ MORE
September 17, 2017
Traveling the Path:
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. Betty Finn. READ MORE
Throughout our life experiences, God’s divine fingerprint is clearly impressed in the everyday shaping of our heart and soul. In “Sacred Encounters,” we offer reflections meant to provide a springboard to your own stories – hopefully assisting you to uncover the sacred encounters hidden in the midst of your everyday circumstances. READ MORE
May we not take the precious gift of time for granted. We witness the trees letting go of what has been and the produce of the fields being harvested. Time passes and seasons change; our time is short in which to sow the seeds of an abundant harvest.
Celebrating the Season of Creation