This March issue of Charity in Motion will help you reconnect or learn more about the Sisters of Charity today. Our digital newsletter is four years old and was designed to keep friends of the SC Community connected to the mission and ministries of the Sisters of Charity. Having welcomed the season of Lent, we might ask ourselves – how best to spend these coming days? Can we see Jesus in others? We do share this gift of humanity with one another? Can our fasting, penance and almsgiving be sources of healing for others? 
If so, we will be living Lent the way Jesus wants us to. May we be open to new ways of being in solidarity with others; reach out in acts of justice; help a local food pantry. The need is great! Jesus walks with us all as we journey to the Resurrection promise. May we keep the needs of our sisters and brothers experiencing war as well as those experiencing other injustices in our prayers.
Enjoy learning what the Sisters of Charity have been engaged in recently, honors and challenges, along with joys and activities that reflect the health of the Sisters of Charity mission. We are happy that you are walking with us! Have a blessed Lent.
Charity News & Notes
Sisters Take Over Social Media
During this Catholic Sisters Week (March 8-14), a week set aside to celebrate women religious and bring greater focus to their lives, please take a few moments to visit our social media channels. Five Sisters of Charity will be taking over our feeds and providing a glimpse into their extraordinary lives of charity. You can view the posts at

Helping Hands
Sisters in Mother Margaret Hall made sandwiches for Our Daily Bread in downtown Cincinnati this month. The simple act will make a huge difference to the individuals served at the soup kitchen and social center.

Congratulations to S. Barbara Busch, who is a recipient of the 2023 Rev.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keep the Dream Alive Award, presented on Jan. 16, 2023, at the Church of the Resurrection. The award honors individuals within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky who exhibit the principles of Dr. King and “Keep the Dream Alive” through their social justice efforts and commitment to serve.
Embracing God
A group of Sisters and discerners traveled to Anaheim, California, for the L.A. Religious Education Congress, Feb. 23-26, 2023. It is the largest annual faith formation gathering in the world. The group heard excellent speakers, experienced rich prayer and liturgy with a large, diverse group of Catholics, and built community together while reflecting on all they learned. 
Important Dates

March 8-14, 2023      
Catholic Sisters Week

March 9, 2023           
“Sparking the Spirit: Four Women of the Gospel” Lenten series, 1:30-3 p.m., SC Spirituality Center

March 16, 2023          
“Sparking the Spirit: Four Women of the Gospel” Lenten series, 1:30-3 p.m., SC Spirituality Center

March 17, 2023          
Feast of St. Patrick

March 19, 2023          
Feast of St. Joseph

March 23, 2023          
“Sparking the Spirit: Four Women of the Gospel” Lenten series, 1:30-3 p.m., SC Spirituality Center

March 24, 2023          
Feast of St. Oscar Romero

March 25, 2023          
Feast of the Annunciation
April 2, 2023             
Palm Sunday

April 7, 2023             
Good Friday

April 9, 2023             
Easter Sunday

April 16-22, 2023      
Sisters of Charity Chapter of Affairs and Elections

April 22, 2023           
Earth Day
May 1, 2023              
Feast of Joseph the Worker

May 4, 2023              
National Day of Prayer

May 9, 2023               
Feast of St. Louise de Marillac

May 18, 2023            
The Ascension of the Lord

May 28, 2023           
Pentecost Sunday

May 31, 2023            
The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

*For additional information on the above retreats, or others, please click here.

Welcome, New Associate
We welcome new Associate Lisa Lindeman (pictured, right) to the Community. Lisa made her commitment as an Associate in Mission at the National Shrine of St. Therese in Juneau, Alaska, on Feb. 26, 2023. In her discernment statement, Lisa says, “I believe becoming an Associate of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati is another step in my spiritual journey in this life. I believe my gifts may contribute to the work of the Sisters in terms of service to children and persons experiencing homelessness.”
The Charity Family
Students, faculty and staff at Seton High School are carrying forward the SC legacy started many years ago. Read More.
Care for All Creation
As an Associate in Mission and employee of the Sisters of Charity, Sue DiTullio shares a commitment to the mission and spirit of the SC Community. Read More.
A Leap of Faith: Charism Alive at Federation House of Charity
Thirteen years ago, S. Monica Gundler began a new journey as one of the founding members of the House of Charity, a collaborative ministry of the SC Federation rooted in hospitality, prayer, and service. Read More.
Around the Campus: Motherhouse Renovations
A visit to the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse will provide not only a walk down memory lane but also new and refreshed beauty with places to meet, to visit, to relax. The entire second floor has been redecorated and updated, rooms have been renamed with meaningful décor that gives both comfort and a historical perspective about the congregation.

The project, led by the Environment Committee, includes the redesign of the Heritage Room, parlors, Halloran Room and Art Room. Portraits of the mother generals and presidents have been returned and each has been enhanced by depiction of various projects and activities significant during her term in office. Beginning with Mother Margaret Cecilia George, the portraits give a chronological display of the congregation’s history and circle back to the current president, S. Pat Hayden, above the main stairwell.

The project has taken a long time to complete because of the pandemic, supply chain shortages and other delays. However, the end product with new furnishings, wall décor, and carpeting in the theme of heritage, legacy and evolution to modern day has been accomplished. 
MSJU to Offer Special Screening of "At the End of the Santa Fe Trail"
A new film version depicting scenes from S. Blandina Segale’s At The End of the Santa Fe Trail has been completed by director Tomas Sanchez. The film debuted at the Santa Fe Film Festival in February. Mount St. Joseph University will host a special screening of the film to the Cincinnati public on Friday, March 24, 2023 in the Mater Dei Chapel at Mount St. Joseph University at 7 p.m. Seton Lobby doors will open at 5:30 p.m. to a display of artifacts, photo opportunities and other information about
S. Blandina. The program will start at 7 p.m. with a welcome message and prayer, along with testimony from a local woman who was blessed with a miracle through the intercession of S. Blandina. Sanchez will be present for an introduction. A RSVP system has been put in place and the link and detailed event information is here:

At the End of the Santa Fe Trail portrays the life of S. Blandina Segale and her faithful service in God’s name. The Sisters of Charity missioned her out West at the age of 22 to serve communities and teach the faith. She encountered many obstacles, and stayed true to her beliefs, even challenging Billy the Kid to spare a life! She is currently on the path of canonization by the Catholic Church and has attained the title ‘Servant of God’ by the Vatican.
In Your Prayers
Please keep the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati in your prayers throughout the month of April. We will be preparing for and participating in our Chapter of Affairs and Elections, April 16-22, 2023, a gathering that happens every four years. Please pray for our congregation as we gather to discern how God is calling us to move forward these next four years and to elect new leadership. 
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