As we commemorate the 200th anniversary of Elizabeth Seton’s death in 2021, Sisters and Associates were invited to reflect on their own personal connection with the Sisters of Charity founder and first American-born saint. In the following video, S. Mary Ellen Murphy takes a look at the many challenges Elizabeth faced in her lifetime and how we all can continue to learn from and be inspired by her today.
S. Kathleen Houck died April 12, 2021 at the age of 87 in Mother Margaret Hall, the nursing facility for the Sisters of Charity. S. Kathleen was born on April 17, 1933 to Edwin A. and Jane (Miller) Houck in Cleveland, Ohio. She was an only child. She was a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati for 69 years.
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An unusual April snow shower blankets the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. Photos Courtesy S. Marty Dermody, SC.
Sisters Pat Wittberg and Joyce Richter visited the Old Growth Forest on the Motherhouse property on Tuesday, April 20 to pull garlic mustard. The two removed the invasive species that crowds and kills off flowers from the area and then enjoyed the beautiful spring weather with a hike to view the wildflowers.
Associates in the Spring Hill, Florida, area gathered in person on April 10 for fellowship, a meal and prayer. During the gathering they also celebrated the lives of the 20 Sisters and Associates lost in 2020.
The SC Community gathered on Saturday, April 10 via Zoom (in person and through closed-circuit television) for the Spring Forum. The day’s theme was Meeting Our Grace: Right Here, Right Now. In the morning session, S. Janet Mock, CSJ, was the guide for considering the emerging future, following the Fall Congregational conversations. The Leadership Team led the afternoon presentation and conversation regarding sponsorship. The day concluded with a special prayer service to present S. Janet Mock with the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award.