The Sisters of Charity will enter into Chapter on March 31, 2019. For congregations of women religious, a Chapter is the governing body/group of the congregation, elected by the membership, charged with the responsibility to make decisions for the Congregation; it occurs every four years. Sisters look at the life of the Congregation – its Mission, how we are doing, discuss major projects and/or a particular direction going forward. The Chapter has two sections: Chapter of Affairs and Chapter of Elections. In the Chapter of Affairs the delegates set the direction for the next four years. In the Chapter of Election we elect those leaders from the congregation we believe can best implement the direction chosen and carry us through until the next Chapter. During this time we welcome the prayers and ongoing support of friends of the Community. To learn more, view the video below.
Good and gracious God,
we give you thanks and praise for the countless ways you bless our community of Charity. Grace us with the courage to venture deeper into divine mystery, so that what we have said together be what we live together. Amen.
April 4, 2019
Chapter 2019: Closing Liturgy
The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati celebrated the closing of their 2019 Chapter with liturgy in the Motherhouse chapel.
April 3, 2019
Venture Deeper Into Divine Mystery
Delegates and Collaborators gathered Thursday evening for a wine and cheese reception to congratulate the newly elected Leadership Team.
April 2, 2019
2019 Chapter: Venturing Deeper
The April 2 morning topic of the 2019 Chapter was focused on venturing more deeply into connections and collaboration for mission and to look at the “new” that might be emerging. READ MORE
2019 Chapter: Sharing Deeply
The Tuesday morning session of the 2019 Chapter led to a powerful sharing of what it means for the Congregation to be deeply/completely co-creative with others. READ MORE
2019 Chapter: Venturing Deeper
Music, friends and light refreshments made for an entertaining evening as 2019 Chapter Delegates, Collaborators and Supporters joined together for karaoke. READ MORE
2019 Chapter: Journeying Together
Sister and Associate Collaborators offer their observations from the Rose Room during this sacred time in the Congregation’s history. READ MORE
April 1, 2019
2019 Chapter: Dream Weaving
The first full day of Chapter began with the task of the morning to explore systems questions which invite the deep questions. READ MORE
Seeing the Whole – Who We Are
The afternoon session for the first full day of Chapter offered delegates, collaborators and pray-ers the opportunity to hear from two panels composed of intergenerational and inter-congregational members. READ MORE
March 31, 2019
Chapter Begins With Opening Ritual
The Family of Charity gathered in the Motherhouse Chapel on Sunday, March 31 for the opening ritual of the 2019 Chapter. Sisters Barbara Davis and Terry Dutcher welcomed delegates and set the tone for the week’s agenda. The Community continues to rely on the prayerful support of Sisters and Associates, as well as those outside the congregation. “May we be graced with the courage to venture deeper into Divine Mystery so that what we have said together be what we live together.” READ MORE
Cookies, Coffee and Community
Before the 2019 Chapter officially began, Chapter Delegates, Sisters and Associate Collaborators and Supporters gathered on Sunday, March 31 for an opportunity to catch up with one another and prepare for this important time in the Community’s history. READ MORE
March 25, 2019
Sisters of Charity Open 2019 Chapter
The Sisters of Charity welcome all who are coming home to the Motherhouse for the 2019 Chapter, Going Deeper into Divine Mystery, Sister delegates and collaborators. All come home for these days together to be about the work of choosing and honing their direction as well as electing leadership for the congregation for the next four years. Chapter will be in session March 31-April 5, 2019. The Sisters of Charity count on the presence of the Holy Spirit and the prayers of many.