Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Rita (formerly Dolorita Marie) Schmutte died Dec. 21, 2021, at the age of 97 in Mother Margaret Hall nursing facility at Mount St. Joseph, Ohio. Sister Rita was born on March 2, 1924 to Anthony and Estelle (Frondorf) Schmutte in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a Sister of Charity for 80 years. Read more.
Servant of God S. Blandina Segale was born 171 years ago today in the mountains of northern Italy and came with her family to Cincinnati at the age of 4. We are proud to claim her as our own Sister of Charity.
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Federation Sisters living at the House of Charity in New Orleans, Louisiana, prepared meals for Hotel Hope last week. The organization moves families from homelessness to self-sufficiency through a three-stage service model that involves providing crisis intervention services, residential stability, and help in achieving economic self-sufficiency.
Please join us in welcoming Phyllis Finch as an Associate in Mission. Phyllis made her commitment on Sunday, Jan. 9 at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church in Springhill, Florida. In her discernment statement, Phyllis wrote, “The part of the SC Mission Statement that speaks to me right now is ‘journey together toward wholeness.’ I have found a group of like-minded gentle spirits, and I have been told I have a gentle spirit.
isters and Associates in Colorado met together for the first time in more than two years on Jan. 4, 2022. The group celebrated S. Janet Wehmhoff on the one-year anniversary of her passing. Sisters renewed their vows and Associates recommitted for another year. Also on Jan. 4, 45 Sisters and Associates gathered on Zoom for a prayer service for Associate renewal. Associates from Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland and North Carolina were present. Associate Nancy Bick Clark played the harp.
Sisters of Charity enjoyed the Christmas season with many small and special touches at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. Luminaries brightened the Motherhouse Front Avenue on Christmas Eve. Those coming and going from the Motherhouse for Mass or visits were greeted by the beautifully lit sidewalks. In addition, Santa made an appearance in the Dining Room to greet Sisters and spread holiday cheer.