As we celebrate the first anniversary of Charity in Motion , we thank you for your interest in and support of the Sisters of Charity Congregation. As friends we hope you feel a connection to our mission and ministries through its quarterly offerings. If you haven’t had a chance to navigate through our website redesign, please take a few moments to do so. New sections and features have been included – and updates are made daily. Visit often at ! Our “Prayer Intentions” section provides visitors with the opportunity to let us know of prayer intentions for your family, friends and co-workers. Click on the button at the top-right of the homepage. We are happy to pray with and for you. With fall comes a change of schedule and shortened days. You may wish to enjoy a walk on our grounds, pray with the labyrinth on the hillside or offer a prayer in the Motherhouse chapel. Stop by the Motherhouse Front Desk to let us know you wish to visit. (Best hours are between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.) May your spirit be renewed from quality time spent here.
Charity News & Notes
Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Whitney Schieltz Professes First Vows
Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Whitney Schieltz pronounced First Vows during a ceremony Aug. 24, 2019, in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. During the liturgy Novice Director
S. Donna Steffen presented Whitney for First Vows. Whitney committed herself for three years to the service of God, God’s people, and all of Creation as a member of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Read more at

Celebrating Our Associates
August was a month of celebration and welcome for SC Associates. Congratulations to Veronica Buchanan, Cheryl Dagy, Linda Jung, Dee Mansi, David Scharfenberger and Patsy Schwaiger, who made their commitments as Associates in Mission with the Sisters of Charity on Aug. 11 in the Motherhouse chapel. The previous week Bonnie Elder and Lisa McDowell made their initial commitments at The National Shrine of St. Therese in Juneau, Alaska. In addition, the Community had the privilege of celebrating the Silver Jubilees (25 years) of Associates Betty Rensing and Sandra Schafer.
Director of Associates Chanin Wilson (left) and S. Teresa Dutcher (right) congratulate Associates Betty Rensing (second from right) and Sandra Schafer on their Silver Jubilee. 
Giving Voice Hosts National Gathering
Catholic Sisters under age 50 gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, June 27-30, 2019, to attend the Giving Voice National Gathering. Every two years Giving Voice hosts the bridge-building gathering in hopes of deepening relationships and fostering growth, leadership skills and a vision for the future of religious life. During the four-day gathering participants focused conversations and workshops around the theme: “Boldness and Beauty of Communion: Living Religious Life Now!”
Upcoming Events

Sept. 11, 2019
Understanding Dementia Care with Teepa Snow, Mount St. Joseph University Theater

Sept. 14, 2019
Mount St. Joseph University’s Founder’s Day Mass and celebration, 4:30 p.m., Mater Dei Chapel (MSJU)

Sept. 19, 2019
From Paris to Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., EarthConnection

Nov. 3, 2019
Sunday of Reflection, Spirituality of Charity for Contemporary Pilgrims , 10:45 a.m., Cedars Auditorium, Motherhouse

Nov. 10, 2019
Associate Fall Soup, 11:30 a.m., Cedars Auditorium, Motherhouse

N ov. 18-21, 2019
12 th annual Nuns Build, New Orleans, Louisiana

N ov. 23, 2019
We Wait in Joyful Hope – An Advent Retreat, 9 a.m., Emmaus Room, Motherhouse

For more information related to any of these events, please contact S. Georgia Kitt at A full calendar listing can be found at
Community Honors Jubilarians
The Sisters of Charity Community came together on July 27 to honor the anniversaries of Sisters celebrating 60, 65, 70, 75 and 85 years of service in 2019. A total of 32 Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati celebrated special anniversaries with the Community this year. The women represent 2,105 total years of service in the Cincinnati Archdiocese, in dioceses throughout the United States and beyond.
Diamond Jubilarians celebrated their 60 th anniversary in July. 
Federation Members Gather for Assembly of the Whole
Sisters of Charity Federation members, Associates, staff and guests representing 14 congregations gathered in Chicago, Ill., June 13-16 for the first-ever Assembly of the Whole. The assembly was a moving and thought-provoking time to consider what congregations have accomplished over the years, and how to move forward together, weaving unstoppable charity. To learn more, visit
SCs Making News
The newly elected Leadership Council of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati includes (front row, from left) Sisters Marge Kloos, councilor; Teresa Dutcher, councilor; Patricia Hayden, president; (back row, from left) Joanne Burrows, councilor; and Monica Gundler, councilor.
The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati celebrated the installation of their newly elected Leadership Team during liturgy June 29, 2019, in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. For a press release:
S. Juana Mendez was featured in the Aug. 20, 2019, Northern Kentucky Tribune in the article, “Kentucky by Heart: Sister Juana Mendez offers hope and direction to members of Hispanic community.” To read the article:
Birding: The Life Birds of Friendship
The 50-year friendship of S. Marty Dermody (left) and Associate Rita Wesseling continues to grow through their mutual love for travel and birding. https://www.srcharity
Meet Our Associates
In August Dave Scharfenberger (front row, second from left) made his commitment as an SC Associate in Mission. Read more about Dave at https://www.srcharity
Music From the Heart
S. Karen Hawver’s love and passion for music bring joy to others.
Upcoming Event - Earth, Water, Air and Fire: SoulCollage ® Workshop
Mooyden Frees
November 15-16, 2019
Ancient peoples, in their own way, have always known about our inter-connectedness. From ancient times the root of human spirituality has been grounded in four shared elements – Earth, Water, Air and Fire. These elements offer us wisdom and guidance. They are common to all people and almost every spiritual path. They are also key to our understanding of Spirit. Our earth is longing for hope, for healing and for a sustainable future. The moral covenant of reciprocity calls us to honor our responsibility for all we have been given and all we have taken. Join us as we use SoulCollage ® to explore our own spiritual connection to the elements.

Video Visit - S. Terry Thorman
Where are the Sisters of Charity ministering today? Meet S. Terry Thorman. S. Terry teaches piano to students of all ages at the Motherhouse and Peaslee Neighborhood Center. In this short video clip, S. Terry discusses her love for music and teaching and how she is carrying out the SC Mission through her daily encounters.
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