As we enter into this season of awe and wonder, may we come to embrace the reality that no matter what else might be going on in the world God’s abundant love comes to life among us and dwells within us. As friends we hope to journey together with open hearts and souls toward the manger where Jesus enters our lives. May you welcome the connection to our SC mission and ministries through the items included in this issue of Charity in Motion . Don’t forget to visit us often at . Become a regular reader of “In All Things Charity,” a new weekly blog by our own S. Mary Ann Flannery that provides your spiritual jolt for the week. Plan to attend a weekday Mass (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.) in the Motherhouse chapel or the 9:30 a.m. liturgy on Sunday. Special times of services at Christmas can be found on the website. May your spirit be renewed as together we anticipate Christ’s arrival this Christmas.
Charity News & Notes
Nuns Build 2019
Members of the Sisters of Charity and the SC Federation gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 18-21 as part of Nuns Build 2019. The House of Charity hosted Federation Sisters and participants for the week while the group helped in the ongoing rebuilding efforts in New Orleans.

Community Welcomes New Associate
Congratulations to Theresa Piatt (right), who made her commitment as an Associate in Mission on Oct. 5, 2019. Theresa lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and was accompanied by companion Sister of Charity Juanita Marie Gonzales (left). 

Mother Margaret Hall Art Show a Success
The annual Mother Margaret Hall Art Show, sharing the work of both Sisters and employees, was exhibited on Oct. 16, 2019, in the Mother Margaret Hall Community Room. The event is well received by Community members and employees; artwork includes watercolor, photography, oil paintings and various other mediums.
Upcoming Events

Dec. 8, 2019
Sunday of Reflection: Life Through Love and Friendship, presented by Associate Sue Miele, 9:30 a.m. Mass, presentation at 10:45 a.m., Cedars Auditorium

Dec. 17-23, 2019
Praying the “O” Antiphons, 4 p.m., Motherhouse chapel

Dec. 20, 2019
Movies That Matter: The Human Element,
5 p.m., EarthConnection

Jan. 4, 2019
Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Jan. 5, 2019
Elizabeth Seton Feast Day celebration,
3 p.m. Mass, Motherhouse chapel

Jan. 5, 2019
Associate commitment ceremony, 1 p.m. MST, Penrose Hospital Chapel, Colorado Springs, Colorado

For more information related to any of these events, please contact S. Georgia Kitt at A full calendar listing can be found at
Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 3-9, 2019
In celebration of National Vocation Awareness Week, a week dedicated to promote vocations through prayer and education, the Sisters of Charity asked a few of our wisdom-figure Sisters to reflect on what they treasured most about religious life. To view the videos, visit

Memory Monday
Sisters of Charity are called to go where the need is presented. This commitment has led many to new countries and cultures to help the most vulnerable. Our new video series, Memory Monday, highlights a few of those SCs and how they have dared to risk a caring response. The second video in our Memory Monday series features Sisters Carol Brenner and Mary Gallagher as they reflect on their time in St. Lucia.
SCs Making News
(From left) Mount St. Joseph University president Dr. H. James Williams, S. Regina Bechtle, SCNY, S. Judith Metz and S. Patricia Hayden, Sisters of Charity president
Congratulations to S. Judith Metz , who was honored by Mount St. Joseph University on Nov. 6, 2019, with the St. Elizabeth Seton Medal. The honor was established in 1996 to recognize the educational legacy of the Sisters of Charity and is presented annually to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to theology. The award presentation included a lecture by S. Judy, titled “Elizabeth Seton: My Heart Stirred for the Word of God.” Photo courtesy Don Denney
( From left) Sisters Cookie Crowley and Mary Catherine Faller hold the sculpture and garden tile presented to the Sisters of Charity at St. Joseph Orphanage’s October gala.
St. Joseph Orphanage (SJO) recognized the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati on Oct. 24, 2019, during SJO’s “A Night Under the Stars” Gala. The gala celebrated SJO’s 190th anniversary and also honored the SCs, who founded the organization in 1829. During the presentation St. Joseph Orphanage CEO Eric Cummins presented an art glass sculpture to
S. Mary Catherine Faller, chair of the SJO Board, inscribed: “Thank You, Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Founding a Haven of Hope for Children in Crisis.”
Sisters of Charity were present to celebrate the late S. Rose William Herzog as a recipient of the 2019 Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award. 
Associate Carol Herbert was honored with the award at St. William parish in October. Read more at
Associate Carol Herbert and the late S. Rose William Herzog were both honored in October as recipients of the 2019 Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award. The award, presented by the Archdiocesan Mission Office and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, is given to individuals who exemplify the values of S. Dorothy through their social justice ministry and teaching. 
Share the Journey: Encounter Christ
Sisters of Charity and Associate volunteers describe their experiences at the U.S./Mexico border.
Walking with God
Life through love and friendship in Weslaco, Texas.
The Last Laugh
S. Pat Newhouse retires her clown ministry. 

Elizabeth Seton and the Virgin Mary:
 “I Felt I Had a Mother”
By Sister Judith Metz, SC
Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift or read during this holiday season? Sister of Charity Judith Metz explores Elizabeth Seton’s dawning relationship with Mary, the mother of Jesus. Metz’s work examines how Mary became a comfort to Elizabeth, who early in life was deprived of the love of her own mother, and a model for Elizabeth in her role as mother to her children and as founding mother of the Sisters of Charity. Price: $5.00. To purchase the book, contact S. Judith Metz at or 513-347-4058.
Video Visit - S. Annie Klapheke
Where are the Sisters of Charity ministering today? Meet S. Annie Klapheke. She is a dietitian at the Good Samaritan Free Health Center in Price Hill (Cincinnati). Learn more about S. Annie’s ministry and the joy it brings to her in the following video.  
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