We are excited to share with you the third issue of Charity in Motion , our digital newsletter designed to keep friends of the SC Community connected to the mission and ministries of the Sisters of Charity.   We soon welcome the Season of Lent. During these weeks we encourage you to join us in reflecting on recent words of Pope Francis related to the challenges of contemporary immigration . We will use the following themes over the course of the weeks to determine our shared response to welcome, to protect, to promote and to integrate the immigrants of today, pondering what Jesus would do. Pope Francis’ thoughts will be shared each Monday on our SC Facebook page. Plan to join us, bringing your generous heart and reflective spirit.
Charity News & Notes
We Welcome Our Sister
On Feb. 3, 2019, the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati welcomed S. Christine Okpomeshine (left) to the Community during a special prayer service in the Motherhouse chapel. S. Christine is transferring from the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus to the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. During the service she was formally welcomed by the Community and offered support, friendship and prayer as she enters into the transfer process.
SC President Honored with Doctor of Humane Letters
Mount St. Joseph University awarded SC President S. Joan Elizabeth Cook with the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters on Dec. 15, 2018, at the university’s 102 nd commencement. S. Joan was recognized for her leadership of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and her lifelong ministry as a Biblical scholar. In addition, she was the commencement speaker for the ceremonies . 

S. Romina Sapinoso Begins UN Internship
S. Romina Sapinoso began her internship with SC Federation United Nations NGO S. Teresa Kotturan, SCN, in January. One of S. Romina’s first opportunities was to attend the 2019 International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of Holocaust in the General Assembly Hall on Jan. 28, 2019.
Upcoming Events

March 3, 2019
Sunday of Reflection, Going Deeper Within , 10:45 a.m., Cedars Auditorium

March 6, 2019
Lent Begins

March 6, 2019
MSJU Sustainability Expo & Job Fair, 4-7 p.m., Mount St. Joseph University Theatre Lobby

March 7, 2019
Being Still with God , a Lenten retreat, 6:30-8 p.m., Emmaus Room, Motherhouse

March 8-14, 2019
National Catholic Sisters Week

March 23, 2019
SC Drum Circle, 3:30 p.m., Emmaus Room, Motherhouse

March 31-April 5, 2019
2019 Chapter: Venture Deeper into Divine Mystery

For more information related to any of these events, please contact S. Georgia Kitt at georgia.kitt@srcharitycinti.org. A full calendar listing can be found at http://www.srcharitycinti.org/news_events/events.htm .
Mount St. Joseph Post Office Closes
Sisters, Associates and friends of the SC Community stopped by the Mount St. Joseph Post Office on Jan. 16, 2019, to say thank you to postal clerks (pictured, from left) Sisters Timothy Ann Schroeder and Ann Elizabeth Von Hagel. The Post Office’s final day of operation before transitioning into a Mail Room was Jan. 17. Opened on Nov. 14, 1891, the Mount St. Joseph Post Office served the Sisters of Charity Congregation, Mount St. Joseph University and the local Delhi Community for more than 120 years.
SCs Making News
Congratulations to S. Montiel Rosenthal, MD, who was named as one of the “Best Doctors” in 2019 by Cincy Magazine . S. Montiel ministers as a clinical professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine for the University of Cincinnati, and is faculty for The Christ Hospital/University of Cincinnati Family Medicine Residency Program.
S. Tracy Kemme’s latest article, “Dear white people: Nice doesn’t cut it,” was published in the Jan. 25 issue of Global Sisters Report .
Share the Journey:
A Tale of Two "Caravans"
S. Pat Wittberg takes a look at the most recent caravans of refugees reaching our border and the Catholic Sisters traveling to border cities to help minister to them. READ MORE
Boxing: Using the Sweet Science to Combat Disease and Find Balance
Sisters Nancy Bramlage and Mary Barbara Philippart are honing their boxing skills through a weekly class at SC sponsored ministry Bayley in hopes of improving their balance and focus. READ MORE
Upcoming Event - Mount St. Joseph University Sustainability Expo & Job Fair
EarthConnection, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity, is collaborating with sponsored ministry Mount St. Joseph University to host a Sustainability Expo & Job Fair on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Mount St. Joseph University Theatre Lobby. The expo is open to the public. Local companies committed to sustainable products, services and business practices will be participating. The Expo will also provide an opportunity for high school and college students to learn more about career paths available in the sustainability industry.
Video Visit - S. Mary Catherine Faller
Where are the Sisters of Charity ministering today? Meet S. Mary Catherine Faller, hospitality coordinator at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. In this short video clip, S. Mary Catherine discusses her ministry of hospitality and how she is carrying out the SC Mission through her daily responsibilities and encounters with new and familiar faces.
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