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In the News
November 9, 2017

S. Sally Duffy was featured in the Oct. 24 Cincinnati Enquirer after being recognized as a Woman of the Year by The Enquirer and The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

S. Tracy Kemme reflects on a dear friend and the power of the Resurrection in an Oct. 27 article for Global Sisters Report article. Tracy’s op-ed, “Rescinding Dream Act is the country’s moral failure,” was published in the Nov. 3 Cincinnati Enquirer.

S. Janet Gildea has two pieces in the Oct. 31 Global Sisters Report. She is a panelist for The Life, giving her perspective for the article, “Grasping for signs of light: how sisters keep up their spiritual energy.” S. Janet also wrote the article, “Metaphors for the future.”


Charity Family News
November 5, 2017

SC Connections to Father Solanus Casey:
S. Ursula Fabian

The Sisters of Charity Community is joyfully anticipating the beatification of Father Solanus Casey (1870-1957) in November. Throughout November we are featuring articles related to the Sisters of Charity who knew Father Solanus, and who were amongst the individuals on the receiving end of his many healings and favors. READ MORE

A Day in the Life of
S. Tracy Kemme

This week we celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week! Throughout the week we will provide video clips and feature articles related to the lives and ministries of five Sisters of Charity in various stages of the formation process. Today we feature S. Tracy Kemme. READ MORE

Region 6 Meets at Motherhouse

Members of LCWR’s Region 6 gathered at the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse this month for their fall meeting.

S. Louise Akers Honored

Congratulations to S. Louise Akers who was honored at the 27th Annual Fall Benefit for FutureChurch on Friday, Oct. 27. S. Louise received the 2017 Trivison Award for her outstanding leadership in advancing women in leadership and ministry inside the Church. S. Sandra Schneiders, IHM, was the keynote speaker.

National Vocation Awareness Week

November 5 begins National Vocation Awareness Week – an annual weeklong celebration dedicated to promote vocations. Join us in prayer.


October 30, 2017

SC Connections to Father Solanus Casey:
S. Mary Cecilia Eagen

The Sisters of Charity Community is joyfully anticipating the beatification of Father Solanus Casey (1870-1957) in November. In the next weeks we will feature articles related to the Sisters of Charity who knew Father Solanus, and were amongst the individuals on the receiving end of his many healings and favors. READ MORE.

All Souls Day – November 2

November asks us to find new ways to speak of the great mystery of life and death, especially of those we have loved and of all who have gone before us. The diminishing daylight forces us to slow down and be present to the change of the season. We remember with gratitude those who have deepened our faith, slowed us down and helped us to grow.

Celebrating 400 Years
of Vincentian Charism

S. Joan Elizabeth Cook was one of the 40 SC Federation members attending the Vincentian Family symposium in Rome this month celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian charism On Saturday, Oct. 14 S. Joan had the opportunity to meet Pope Francis.

All Saints Day – November 1

The Church invites us on this day to remember the saints – those formally acknowledged as well as those who have personally graced our lives. We are invited to continue to know those who have gone before us as still with us in communion.  They now know the mystery of death and life. They can teach us how to face our world  – as searchers and learners – and how we are called to be Jesus’ disciples.

Halloween Carnival

On Saturday, Oct. 28, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati employees were invited to bring their little ghosts, goblins and fairies to Mother Margaret Hall for the annual Halloween Carnival. Games, crafts and refreshments were included in this afternoon of fun for Sisters, employees and their families.


October 22, 2017

MSJ Post Office Celebrates 126 Years

The Mount St. Joseph Post Office celebrates 126 years in operation today, Thursday, Oct. 26. The accompanying video from a local Cincinnati news station provides a little bit of history on the Sisters’ branch located at Mount St. Joseph.

S. Sally Duffy Recognized

Congratulations to S. Sally Duffy, one of 10 women recognized this year with The Enquirer and The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Women of the Year award. The award honors and celebrates women who give generously of their time, energy and talent to enrich the community and improve civic life. S. Sally’s involvement with Child Poverty Collaborative, TriHealth and Price Hill Will contributed to her honor.  

Humility, Simplicity and Charity

Novice Whitney Schieltz (right) meets with Sisters Annette Muckerheide (left) and Joyce Brehm for a sharing on the Community virtue of Humility. Whitney began the one-year Canonical Novitiate in August, and since, has immersed herself in learning more about religious life and deepening her connection to the Congregation’s roots and history.

Sacred Encounters

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

Grassroots Gathering
Ends with Workshop

The Sisters of Charity Federation Grassroots Committee ended their weeklong gathering at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse with a workshop Oct.20-22. The workshop continued with the theme Charity Friendship: Deepening Our Relationships through Contemplative Conversations.

A Deeper Dimension of Faith:
Walking El Camino

In September, S. Donna Steffen and friend, Monica Clark, joined the queue of pilgrims traversing the countryside of Spain via el Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James). READ MORE


October 15, 2017

S. Sarah Mulligan to be Honored

Congratulations to Sister of Charity Sarah Mulligan, who is one of two recipients honored by the Center for Global Health with the 2017 Excellence in Global Health Award. The award recognizes those individuals, institutions or organizations 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. S. Sarah co-founded the Daniel Comboni Community Clinic in Mixco, Guatemala, in 1995, which serves as a health and education lifeline to the people of Mixco. The award will be presented on Friday, Oct. 20 at the Global Health Symposium in Aurora, Colorado.

Charity Friendship

Sisters and Associates of the SC Federation are gathered at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse this week for the annual Federation Grassroots Retreat; this year’s theme is “Charity Friendship: Deepening Our Relationships through Contemplative Conversations.” Throughout the week participants will share in the spirit of their founders, while building friendships through contemplative conversations.

Pilgrimage Concludes

After 1,300 miles and four states traveled, the six-day pilgrimage to learn more about the life of Elizabeth Seton concluded on Friday, Oct. 13. Twenty-four SC Associates and six Sisters embarked on the bus trip to Emmitsburg and Baltimore, Maryland. The weeklong pilgrimage was an opportunity for Sisters and Associates to get to know each other blessed with the spirit of Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Fall Fun

Sisters living in Mother Margaret Hall have been enjoying the season with a number of fall-related activities this past month. In addition to an art show, Sisters took part in a fall painting activity facilitated by Activity Coordinator Bill Owen, and enjoyed the tastes of the season at the Harvest Brunch.


October 8, 2017

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
Seton Medal Lecture

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?”

Migration From a Global Perspective

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

Associate Spotlight

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
of Cincinnati and Nazareth SCs

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 –
September 27

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:
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. Betty Finn. READ MORE

Sacred Encounters

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

Fall Begins

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

In celebration of the Season of Creation, Sisters and friends of the Community gathered on Tuesday, Sept. 19 for a special vespers service to pray for and celebrate creation. S. Caroljean Willie, program director for EarthConnection, led the service.

Bringing S. Blandina’s Story to Life

Actress Alma Sisneros discusses her latest role as S. Blandina Segale. READ MORE


September 10, 2017

Celebrating Elizabeth Seton

The Sisters of Charity joined Seton High School faculty, staff and students on Thursday, Sept. 14 to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the canonization of Elizabeth Ann Seton. Seton High School is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity.