Sisters living at the Motherhouse and in Mother Margaret Hall got into the racing spirit last week as they celebrated the running of the annual Kentucky Derby. (May 7, 2017)
An Artistic Afternoon
Sisters living in Mother Margaret Hall enjoyed a Saturday afternoon of creating on May 6, 2017. Activity coordinator Bill Owen led the group in painting their own canvas.
Sisters Tour Mount Adams
On Thursday, May 4 a group of Sisters of Charity visited some of the historic sites of Cincinnati’s Mount Adams. The Sisters were given tours of the church formerly known as Holy Cross Church (now the Monastery Event Center) as well as Immaculata Church – both where Sisters of Charity ministered from 1877-1976
Running With a Purpose
Sisters of Charity joined with other religious this past weekend to participate in the annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. Sisters Sally Duffy, Annie Klapheke, Andrea Koverman, Louise Lears, Joyce Richter and Novice Romina Sapinoso partnered with friends of other religious communities to form “Religious on the Run for Peace and Justice.” The team participated in the weekend activities to raise awareness of religious vocations as well as funds for IJPC, founded by and continuing the missions of the women religious congregations of the SCs, Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg and the Sisters of St. Joseph. Religious on the Run participation is sponsored by a grant of the SC Ministry Foundation.
Mother Margaret George Statue
Returns to Motherhouse Grounds
It’s been more than a year since Sisters, Associates and visitors to the SC Motherhouse have been greeted along the front avenue by the life-size statue of Mother Margaret George, founder of the Cincinnati Community. On Wednesday, May 3, Margaret returned to her prominent spot, piquing interest in the statue itself and the significance of its creation. READ MORE
Associates Celebrate Spring
SC Associates hosted the annual Spring Fling on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The gathering – which included lunch, fellowship and prayer – also celebrated the dedicated years of service of Director of Associates Mary Jo Mersmann. Mary Jo will be retiring at the end of May after 15 years in the position.
Easter Celebrations at the Motherhouse
Sisters living in the Motherhouse embraced the Easter spirit on Holy Thursday; they spent the morning together dying Easter eggs and enjoying each other’s company. (April 9, 2017)
Filming Begins on Television Series
March 10, 2017
Allan Sanchez, petitioner of Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Blandina Segale’s cause for canonization, visited the set of “At the End of the Santa Fe Trail” this past weekend. Cast and crew are currently filming S. Blandina on a moving 1872 train. After nine days of filming and a few weeks of editing, Episode 1 of the television series will be finished. According to Sanchez, “These people have really made Blandina part of their life. I am amazed to see her story come alive in front of my eyes; they are capturing her spirit on film. I have heard so many crew members tell me they are praying to Blandina, it is moving.” To see more photos...
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Filming on the television series “At the End of the Santa Fe Trail” – based on the life of Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Blandina Segale - continues in Colorado. S. Carol Marie Power had the opportunity to visit the set this past weekend and meet with cast members and crew.
National Catholic Sisters Week
Ends with Celebration
SC employees celebrated the Sisters on the final day of National Catholic Sisters Week on Tuesday, March 14, 2107. Human Resources provided root beer floats during the social hour, and the results of the Sister guessing game circulating throughout the campus the week prior were revealed. Employees answering correctly are invited to join the participating Sisters for lunch next week.
Mother Margaret Hall Celebrates Mardi Gras
March 7, 2017
Sisters of Charity living in Mother Margaret Hall celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans style. In addition to decorative masks and king cake, the Sisters were treated to the music of Sally and Joe Lukasik.
Film Crew Visiting SC Motherhouse
February 26, 2017
This week, the Sisters of Charity have hosted the production team working on the creation of a television series based on Servant of God S. Blandina Segale’s life. Among those at the Motherhouse are Tomas Sanchez, director and producer of the project, Mark Stenig, executive producer, and Alma Sisneros, the actress who will be playing S. Blandina. Ms. Sisneros had the opportunity to visit with Sisters Annina Morgan and Loretto Burke to research her character; both Sisters had the privilege of meeting S. Blandina in her later years. Crew members spent time in the Sisters of Charity Archives learning more about S. Blandina’s life and legacy.
The Sisters of Charity Leadership Team hosted a Valentine’s Day-themed luncheon for Sisters in Mother Margaret Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. The lunch hour was spent enjoying a meal, dessert and fellowship.
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week
Sisters and employees celebrated Catholic Schools Week on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 in the Motherhouse Dining Room. School songs and fond memories were shared at lunch … a few even remembered the answers to S. Cookie’s catechism questions.
Santo Niño Celebrates Las Posadas
Sisters of Charity at the U.S./Mexico border celebrated Las Posadas this past weekend with families at the Santo Niño Project in Anapra, Mexico. The tradition of Las Posadas was brought to Mexico in the 1500s by Catholic Missionaries, and commemorates Mary and Joseph’s difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a place for Jesus to be born. This Advent celebration – revolving around the concept of hospitality – occurs the nine days before Christmas.
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Annie Klapheke Professes First Vows
Annie Klapheke pronounced first vows during a ceremony December 10, 2016, in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. READ MORE
Celebrating the Season
On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Sisters and employees gathered on Dec. 15, 2016 for the annual Christmas sing-a-long, coordinated by S. Cookie Crowley. The event is a time for the Motherhouse Sisters to thank the employees for the services they provide throughout the year.
Open House a Success
More than 200 guests visited the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 as part of Delhi Pike’s Peek Open House. Guided tours and engaging conversations resulted during the three-hour event to celebrate the history and the milestones that make Delhi unique.
Chillin’ and Grillin’
Student leaders from Mount St. Joseph University joined Sisters for a picnic and conversation on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at Regina Hall. The annual Chillin’ and Grillin’ event is an opportunity for MSJU students and campus ministry to meet and learn more about the Sisters of Charity and their ministries.
Fall Congregational Days Continue
Fall Congregational meetings continue to take place throughout the month of September. New this year is an interactive exchange across geographic locations. While being physically present in one of five locations (Bay City, Michigan, Bedford, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio, Pueblo, Colorado, and Gainesville, Florida) Sisters and Associates will be “virtually” present to those attending at the other sites scheduled for that day. The new technological opportunity is meant to help nurture relationships, facilitate conversation across geographic regions and deepen commitment to the Chapter direction. Congregational Days allow Sisters and Associates to come together to share and listen as reports and updates are offered by Leadership and membership.
House of Charity Hosts
Come and Serve Weekend
Sisters from the SC Federation hosted volunteers Sept. 2-5, 2016at the House of Charity in New Orleans, Louisiana, for a Come and Serve weekend. Participants had the opportunity to work side-by-side with Sisters to help those in Baton Rouge following the devastating floods. They also found time for prayer, reflection and fellowship.
Congratulations to Sisters Jeannette Cochran, Barbara Counts, Dorothy William Englert, Rita Hawk, Patricia Hill, Nancy Hoffman, Esther Marie Humbert, Margaret Mach, Patricia McQuinn, Patrick O’Connor, Sarah Mulligan and Mary Dolores Schneider on the occasion of their Diamond Jubilee. The Sisters of Charity community, friends and family joined together to Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 to celebrate the women and their commitment to the SC Community 60 years ago.
Celebrating Our Golden Jubilarians
Congratulations to Sisters Barbara Hagedorn, Mary Alice Haithcoat, Georgia Kitt and Patricia Wittberg on the occasion of their Golden Jubilee. The Sisters of Charity community, friends and family joined together to Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 to celebrate the four women and their commitment to the SC Community 50 years ago.
Cincinnati Associates Host Picnic
Cincinnati Associates and candidates hosted the annual summer picnic on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 in Regina Hall. The gathering began with prayer followed by lunch and fellowship.
Sharing the Freshness of the Earth
On a recent visit to the EarthConnection Garden, we were able to capture volunteers harvesting a variety of vegetables to share with the visitors to the Good Samaritan Free Health Center in Price Hill. The vegetables harvested include squash, cabbage, eggplant, peppers, and green beans, all of which have appropriate recipes provided by the Center’s nutritionist, S. Annie Klapheke. Every week, head gardener S. Winnie Brubach and her volunteers prepare baskets of harvested produce to deliver to the Center, which welcomes all donations with open arms.
Nine statues located along the property of Villa San Bernardo in
, recently relocated to the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse property. (Posted August 22, 2012) Bedford, Ohio