Our most recent summer days have given us opportunities for gathering together in relaxed protocol activities. We could enjoy celebrating our 2021 Jubilarians in person in August as well as joining S. Andrea Koverman as she professed her final vows. One year ago these joyous occasions could not occur because of the 2020 pandemic. Now we find ourselves being concerned about the start of in-person school, the rise of the delta variant and the dangerous wildfires spreading in our Western states.
                                                                                                     
St. Hildegard of Bingen, whose feast we celebrate soon, said: “You are embraced by the arms of the mystery of God.” Our own founder, St. Elizabeth Seton, whose birthday we just celebrated, shared: “Contemplate how you are being asked to give your heart to God, amidst your everyday activities.” Following the wisdom of these two saints we can move into the coming days of fall knowing we are embraced by God and that God’s love provides us with every grace and blessing we need. In your coming to day-to-day activities take God with you. Know that the Sisters of Charity will be remembering you in prayer as you live your lives more intentionally. Enjoy reading here where some of our everyday activities have taken us. 
Charity News & Notes
Sister Blandina Gardens Dedicated in Trinidad
On July 18, the people of Trinidad, Colorado celebrated the dedication of the Sister Blandina Wellness Gardens, a community wellness park in tribute to S. Blandina Segale. Created by Pueblo-born sculptor Fred Darpino, a 5-foot, 4-inch life-size statue of
S. Blandina is the garden’s focal point. Sisters and Associates were in attendance for the celebration in downtown Trinidad which included Mass, live musical and theatrical performances, and trolley tours of Trinidad. To view a photo gallery:

Jubilarians Honored
The Sisters of Charity Community honored those Sisters celebrating special anniversaries this year with a mass and luncheon on Aug. 15 in the Motherhouse chapel. Thank you, Sisters, may your Jubilee year be one of special grace and blessings. To view a video celebrating their years of faith-filled service, click here.
Welcome Home
In June Sisters of Charity gathered together as a whole for the first time since before the pandemic. Those living away from the Motherhouse campus or out of state had the opportunity to visit Mount St. Joseph and take part in a number of activities throughout the weekend. To view a photo gallery, click here.
Important Dates
Sept. 8, 2021             
Mary’s Nativity

Sept. 15, 2021          
Our Lady of Sorrows

Sept. 17, 2021           
Hildegard of Bingen

Sept. 17-18, 2021     
Fall Congregational Days

Sept. 21, 2021          
St. Matthew

Sept. 27, 2021           
St. Vincent de Paul

Oct. 2, 2021              
Guardian Angels

Oct. 4, 2021              
St. Francis of Assisi

Oct. 9, 2021               
“Let Your Service Shine,” Archdiocese of Cincinnati service day

Oct. 15, 2021            
St. Teresa of Avila

Oct. 18, 2021             
St. Luke

Oct. 24, 2021            
United Nations Day
 
Nov. 1, 2021             
All Saints Day

Nov. 2, 2021              
All Souls Day

Nov. 7-13, 2021         
National Vocation Awareness Week

Nov. 21, 2021            
Feast of Christ as King of the Universe

Nov. 28, 2021            
First Sunday of Advent

Family Reunion
Smiles filled the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse on Saturday, Aug. 7 as the Sisters of Charity welcomed Associates to the Motherhouse campus for the first time in 16 months. Associates were treated to an Ice Cream Social and tours of the new locations of the Congregational Offices on the first and second floors of the Motherhouse and Marian Hall. To view a photo gallery, click here.
Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Andrea Koverman Professes Perpetual Vows
Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Andrea Koverman professed perpetual vows during a prayer service on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse.

Due to the current precautions, only Sisters, Associates and a small group of family members were present with Sister Andrea in the chapel for the ceremony. In their presence she vowed to “joyfully commit myself for life to the service of God, God’s people, and all of Creation, as a member of the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Grateful for God’s call and ever-abiding love, I respond with my whole heart.”

She continued, “I devote myself to embodying God’s compassion and concern for all, especially for those most in need, and to continuing the transformative mission of Jesus to bring about God’s Kingdom of inclusive love. I freely promise to practice community, animated by Christ’s love and life.”

To learn more about S. Andrea and her life and ministries, click here.
Features
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at the Next Level
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Healthy Improvements
S. Annie Klapheke journeys with clients to a healthier lifestyle.
Mission Focused
Associate S. Karen Elliott connects the SC charism to MSJU. Read More
Let Your Service Shine!
In celebration of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s 200-year anniversary, the women’s and men’s religious communities are coming together to recall their ministry in the Archdiocese with a day of service. Save the date – on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021 you are invited to partner with others to make a difference in your community through service. To learn more and get involved, please visit www.cincy200.com/serviceday.
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