We are beginning to experience spring’s awakening in the midst of a very mild February here on the Motherhouse campus. We are also into the season of Lent, praying for God’s word to be central in our lives, offering us essential nourishment. Those who are crushed in spirit, brokenhearted or poor are keenly aware of their need for this word. How about us? The more we listen and make it a source of our being, the more it becomes our food. May we say ‘yes’ to God’s word, allowing it to bear fruit in us and to be ever more present in our actions this Lent.
We invite you to enjoy walking our Motherhouse grounds when you are in the Delhi area. Come enjoy praying the labyrinth, located on the hillside just before the Sisters’ cemetery, or visit the new Seton Garden’s native plants, located at the site of the former Seton Hall. We also welcome guests for 10 a.m. Mass on Tuesdays and Thursdays in our Motherhouse chapel and at the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturdays. 

In this issue of Charity in Motion, we continue to share stories of happenings among our Sisters and Associates. Please feel free to forward this issue to family and friends. You can spread the word that our SC Mission continues to influence and affect individuals’ lives. Happy spring!
Important Dates

March 8-9, 2024        
Making Room, Spirituality Center workshop

March 8-14, 2024        
Catholic Sisters Week

March 16, 2024          
SoulCollage®, Spirituality Center workshop

March 19, 2024          
Feast of St. Joseph

March 20, 2024         
Lenten Ignatian yoga and Taizė prayer

March 21, 2024          
Sparks of the Universe, EarthConnection webinar

March 24, 2024          
Palm Sunday

March 25, 2024          
Feast of the Annunciation

March 29, 2024          
Good Friday

March 30, 2024          
Easter Vigil

March 31, 2024          
Easter Sunday

April 21, 2024           
World Day of Prayer for Vocations

April 22, 2024            
Earth Day

April 25, 2024            
Feast of St. Mark

April 29, 2024           
Feast of St. Catherine of Siena

May 1, 2024               
Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

May 2, 2024               
National Day of Prayer

May 11, 2024               
Using SoulCollage® to Relax, Recharge and Renew Your Life, Spirituality Center workshop

May 12, 2024            
Feast of the Ascension

May 13, 2024            
Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

May 19, 2024            

May 20, 2024            
Feast of Mary, Mother of God

May 26, 2024            
Feast of the Holy Trinity

May 31, 2024            
Feast of the Visitation    

*For additional information on the above retreats, or events, please visit https://www.srcharitycinti.org/news-and-events/calendar/.
Charity News & Notes
Sisters of Charity Retreat
Sisters of Charity gathered at the beginning of the New Year for a congregational retreat led by S. Carol Zinn, SSJ. The retreat began Jan. 5 with a candlelight service in the Motherhouse chapel that served as a lead-in to the following day. On Jan. 6 Sisters gathered to listen to S. Carol build on the Chapter call to “dream new dreams and see new visions.”
Congratulations to S. Sally Duffy
Congratulations to S. Sally Duffy, who was inducted into the Cincinnati Regional Chamber’s newest class of Great Living Cincinnatians on Feb. 29, 2024. In her acceptance, S. Sally said, “My hope and prayer is that this award represents the impact of the right relationships of the Sisters of Charity to our region.” To learn more about S. Sally and her 40-plus years of advocacy and service, visit https://cincinnatichamber.com/chamber_greatliving/sister-sally-duffy-sc/
Welcome New Associates
On Jan. 7, 2024, the Community welcomed nine new Florida Associates. The women made their commitments at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church in Spring Hill, Florida. Congratulations to Pat Augustyniak, Diane Clark, Mary Crouse, Lee Dolen, Nancy Henry, Kimmarie Lopez, Pat McNiff, Janet Parente and Pamela Record.
Hope Esperanza
More than 150 younger women religious from all over the world gathered in Chicago, Illinois, in January to contemplate the future of religious life. Open to women religious under the age of 65, Hope Esperanza was hosted by the Leadership Collaborative and gave those attending in person and virtually the opportunity to look at current and emerging realities and how to live now and into the future. 
Every year, from March 8-14, we celebrate Catholic Sisters Week (CSW), recognizing the contributions that Catholic Sisters have made – and continue to make – in the world. While they have historically and currently contributed much to education and health care, Catholic Sisters have also contributed much to the work of social justice. They have committed to put their faith into action by working for the common good and dignity of all people, core principles of Catholic Social Teaching. Many Sisters view this as living out the Gospel way that Jesus calls all of us to as disciples. From creating national nonprofits, such as the Alliance to End Human Trafficking (formerly U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking), and a national lobby like NETWORK, to local nonprofits like Ignite Peace (formerly the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center), Working in Neighborhoods, and Bethany House, Catholic Sisters have made an impact globally, nationally, regionally, and locally to build God’s kin-dom here on Earth.
The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati underwent a two-year discernment process, reflecting on how we as Catholic Sisters are being called today to respond to the needs of the world and partner with others to create a more just and caring world for all. This process led to the creation of our six topical Justice Circles, where a group of Sisters, Associates, and community members discuss and work together to lead the congregation and our larger community towards a more just future on a particular issue. Our six Justice Circles are as follows: United Nations NGO Impact; Immigration and Ending Human Trafficking; Poverty, Homelessness, and Food Insecurity; Racial Justice; Earth Justice; and Peace and Nonviolence. This year for Catholic Sisters Week, we will have one Sister from each Justice Circle share a bit about her Justice Circle topic and why it is important to her and our Community’s spirituality. We hope that you will enjoy these videos and share them as you are able!

Our Justice Circles are built on intersectionality and collaboration with other justice advocates, so if you would like to join or connect with one of our Circles, that information can be found in the video’s caption or by visiting our website: https://www.srcharitycinti.org/ministries/scj-ministries/jpic/. 
Joyful Beginnings
Looking at the person she is today,
S. Whitney Schieltz can’t help but see the growth that she’s experienced since entering the Sisters of Charity in 2015. Read More.
A Guatemala Journey
S. Montiel Rosenthal, M.D., (right) was the supervising physician for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine’s medical mission in the highlands of Guatemala in February. Throughout the week she was there, S. Montiel shared the daily activities of the medical team, along with pictures. Read More.
Around the Campus: Archives
The Sisters of Charity Archives recently installed permanent exhibits celebrating the Community’s early history as well as China, the first foreign mission. In the following video, S. Judith Metz, historian, and SC archivist Veronica Buchanan give us a tour of the newly installed panels. The next time you visit the Motherhouse, please take some time to stop by the first floor of Marian Hall to view the exhibit space and learn more about these important moments in the Community’s history.
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