We include here an Alleluia for each of you, our readers and viewers. In the Easter days, may we help one another to hear Jesus’ saving Word anew and ponder the Resurrection promise. But we also know that before the Resurrection much suffering had to be endured; before the tomb was left behind death was the cruel reality. We are currently experiencing this reality in the war in Ukraine; both suffering and Easter hope are part of the journey for real healing to be realized. May the resurrected One grant each of us Easter wisdom and grace as we remember all who are currently suffering injustices across the world.
In these post-COVID days, life at the Sisters of Charity is beginning to reflect spring’s awakening. We look forward to the Motherhouse campus opening up, welcoming visitors to walk the paths and enjoy nature’s beauty. In this issue of Charity in Motion we offer a few of the recent stories, honors and challenges among our Sisters and Associates. Find within this issue joys and activities, reflecting that the Sisters of Charity mission is alive and well.
Charity News & Notes
Welcome New Associates
Congratulations to Phyllis Finch, Rhonda Pfaltzgraff-Carlson and Faith Kemper, our newest Associates in Mission. Phyllis made her commitment on Jan. 9, 2022 at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church in Springhill, Florida. On Feb. 9, 2022, Rhonda and Faith made their commitments on Zoom. More than 30 Sisters and Associates gathered together virtually for the celebration. 
Florida Associate in Mission Phyllis Finch (front, center)

S. Sally Duffy Honored
On March 23, 2022, S. Sally Duffy was recognized by Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval and City Council Members for her commitment to ending poverty in Cincinnati and throughout the Tri-state region. Council Member Jeff Cramerding submitted the resolution in conjunction with Women’s History Month.

On March 24, 2022, S. Teresa Marie Laengle received the Company of Grace Award from the Ignatian Spirituality Project. The award is named in honor of the first lay companions of St. Ignatius of Loyola who dedicated themselves to serving the spiritual and material needs of the poor. With the award, ISP recognizes committed champions of the ministry, building a modern Company of Grace. S. Teresa Marie is a lifetime educator and long-time champion of the ISP Dayton team. She helped to found the ISP Dayton team in 2010 and served as the women’s team coordinator for more than 11 years. Her tireless dedication to the women she ministered to and served will have a long-lasting impact on the Dayton team.
Important Dates

April 10, 2022           
Palm Sunday

April 14, 2022           
Holy Thursday

April 15, 2022          
Good Friday

April 17, 2022           
Easter Sunday

April 21, 2022            
EarthConnection webinar, “Ecospirituality through the Eyes of an Artist – Part I,”
1 p.m. ET

April 22, 2022
Earth Day

April 28, 2022            
EarthConnection webinar, “Ecospirituality through the Eyes of an Artist – Part II,”
1 p.m. ET
May 7, 2022               
S. Annie Klapheke professes final vows

May 8, 2022               
World Day of Prayer for Vocations

May 9, 2022               
Feast of Louise de Marillac

May 13, 2022            
Blessed Julian of Norwich

May 19, 2022             
“Explorations into the Life and Spirituality of Hildegard of Bingen – Part I,” 1 p.m. ET

May 26, 2022            
Feast of the Ascension

May 26, 2022             
“Explorations into the Life and Spirituality of Hildegard of Bingen – Part II,” 1 p.m. ET

May 31, 2022             
Feast of the Visitation
June 5, 2022              

June 6, 2022            
Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church

June 13, 2022            
Feast of St. Anthony of Padua

June 19, 2022           
Feast of Corpus Christi

June 20, 2022            
World Refugee Day

June 24, 2022            
Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

June 25, 2022            
Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

*To register for the EarthConnection webinars, please visit www.scearthconnection.org/

Employees Celebrate Sisters During CSW
In honor of Catholic Sisters Week 2022, which carried the theme “Caring for Earth, Caring for You,” Sisters of Charity employees gifted individual Sisters with a succulent plant to brighten their rooms and homes. The week, held annually March 8-14, shines a light on the spirituality, mission and community building of women religious. 
Caring for Earth, Caring for You: S. Joyce Richter
S. Joyce Richter’s passion for exercise, nature and wildflowers eventually led to her involvement in the Western Wildlife Corridor. Read More.
Visionary Women: Addressing Needs and Responding
Our web series featuring Sisters of Charity who have responded to the current needs of the times and passed them on when the timing was right. Read More.
When the Holy Spirit Comes Knocking
S. Juana Mendez follows her heart to St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Cleveland, Ohio. Read More.
Ministry Spotlight
Celebrating the Earth and teaching others, particularly our youth, to care for all creation is an important part of the ministry at EarthConnection (EC). Directed by Sister of Charity Caroljean Willie, EC has begun a partnership with local Girl Scouts to offer programming for all ages. To learn more about EarthConnection, and the many other programs and webinars the ministry offers, please visit www.scearthconnection.org. 
Discerning Our Hearts: A Lenten Journey
During this Lenten season Pope Francis suggests we discern where our hearts are directed, making it about what we desire to hold in our hearts: the hurt of our world; prayer, fasting, almsgiving; compassion; willingness to serve; openness; and longing for the love only God can provide – all Heart-felt choices! Might we live our lives from our hearts? Throughout these six weeks, the Sisters of Charity offer video reflections with a variety of ‘heart experts’ who share their wisdom and insight. You are welcome to join us. Click Here. 
Around the Motherhouse: Unity in the Community
In celebration of Black History Month in February, Sisters of Charity and employees came together in a positive way – through a community food drive! More than 1,000 items were collected throughout the month for the Unity in the Community initiative, all benefitting local food pantries with a Sisters of Charity presence. Click Here. 
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