Most of you have been receiving this publication for more than a year now. As friends we hope you are growing in our appreciation of God’s goodness and feel encouraged to be more ‘at home’ with God from what we provide here. Throughout the year you will notice that we are bringing the issue of homelessness to the forefront in our publications and through our social media channels. We have taken this on as a priority and will provide articles and information to learn the causes, the interventions, the challenges and the struggles of those on the margins.

In addition, during the season of Lent please be sure to visit our website and Facebook page ( or ) to view weekly reflections, “Lenten Peace Path,” using St. Maximilian Kolbe’s words and reflections. We invite you to journey with us, where you feel called! Take time to walk the Motherhouse grounds as spring unfolds or choose to pray the labyrinth on the cemetery hillside. We thank you for being part of the SC mission and ministries and we encourage you to share this connection with others. Let us move from indifference and darkness to be instruments of peace.
Charity News & Notes
In All Things Charity
Sister of Charity Mary Ann Flannery provides your spiritual jolt for the week in her new blog, “In All Things Charity.” The blog, which she began in November, provides reflections, thoughts and guidance from thinkers who can assist us. S. Mary Ann suggests books, art and contemporary writings on subjects that are impacting the direction of love that many are practicing and might go unnoticed. Visit it at !

Welcome New Associates
The Sisters of Charity welcomed Agnes Patrick and Patricia Traver to the Community as Associates in Mission. The Colorado Springs community of Sisters and Associates celebrated the occasion with a commitment ceremony on Jan. 5, 2020 in the chapel at Penrose Hospital.  
(From left) Associates Agnes Patrick and Patricia Traver

S. Sally Duffy Honored
S. Sally Duffy was one of three inductees into the Working In Neighborhoods (WIN) Hall of Fame on Nov. 18, 2019. As co-chair of the Cincinnati Child Poverty Collaborative, S. Sally was recognized as a WIN collaborator in the elimination of child poverty. For 41 years WIN has empowered people to make informed choices for themselves and their neighborhoods through community building, home ownership and economic learning.
(From left) S. Barbara Busch, executive director of WIN, and S. Sally Duffy at the Working In Neighborhoods Hall of Fame dinner.
Upcoming Events

March 8-14, 2020
Catholic Sisters Week

March 12, 19, 26, 2020
Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring
Call to Love, 1:30-3 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m., Emmaus Room, Motherhouse

March 22, 2020
Elizabeth Ann Seton Award prayer service,
2 p.m., Motherhouse chapel

April 4, 2020
The Rights of Communities and Nature, 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m., IMAGO

April 4, 2020
Praying with Music, 10 a.m.,
Emmaus Room, Motherhouse

Oct. 10, 2020
A day of service to celebrate the 200 th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. (More information can be found at under 10.10.2020). 

For more information related to any of these events, please contact S. Georgia Kitt at A full calendar listing can be found at

Giving Voice Hosts Weekend Retreats
Giving Voice 20s and 30s Retreat
Sisters Tracy Kemme, Annie Klapheke and Whitney Schieltz joined Catholic peers in their 20s and 30s for a weekend of community, prayer and relaxation. This year’s Giving Voice 20s and 30s Retreat, held in Phoenix, Arizona, focused on the theme “Friendship With God: A Sending.”
Giving Voice 40s Retreat
Fifteen Sisters in their 40s from 11 congregations and 12 countries came together in Seal Beach, California, for the Giving Voice 40s Retreat. Sister of Charity Romina Sapinoso joined the women for an energizing weekend filled with wisdom and love.
SCs Making News
S. Tracy Kemme is one of the women interviewed in “The unexpected life of a millennial nun” in the January issue of The Lily . To read the article, visit .
Women of Cincy’s Kelly Carrigan sits down with Sister of Charity Caroljean Willie to learn more about her ministry as program director at EarthConnection and the importance of environmental sustainability. Read the interview at
Risking a Caring Response
Sisters and Associates participate in the Ignatian Spirituality Project, making a significant impact in the lives of homeless and addicted persons.
Lifetime Associates:
Lee Hemminger
Associate Lee Hemminger hopes that her Lifetime Commitment will inspire others in the same way .
Centennial Celebration
The Sisters of Charity Community celebrates the 100 th birthday of
S. Bernadette Kambeitz.
OPJCC Lenten Collection
During the liturgical season of Lent, we are asked to focus our efforts on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The Sisters of Charity Office of Peace, Justice and Care for Creation (OPJCC) has partnered with Cincinnati-based Shelterhouse to provide a unique opportunity for almsgiving. Shelterhouse provides shelter, food, clothing, toiletries and social services for those who experience homelessness. To care for their residents who are experiencing homelessness, Shelterhouse is asking SC family and friends for two items:

  1. Liquid Laundry Detergent (greatly needed)
  2. Toothbrushes.

OPJCC, located on the second floor of the SC Motherhouse, will be the holding room for your donations. A collection box is located next to the door and we invite you to leave your donations there.

Donation Drop Off:
Feb. 26-April 9, 2020
Motherhouse, Room 220
Video Visit - S. Alice Ann O'Neill
Where are the Sisters of Charity ministering today? Meet S. Alice Ann O’Neill. A cellist, S. Alice Ann has extensive teaching experience, specializing in the Suzuki method. She is also an adjunct instructor of cello at Mount St. Joseph University. Learn more about S. Alice Ann’s ministry and the joy it brings to her in the following video.   
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