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Sr. Marilyn Kerber, SNDdeN
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100 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 421-3131 ext. 2865

Sharings, an Occasional Newsletter

October, 2018

“Every day magic and beauty awaits us when we look with the eyes of Love.”
Mimi Novic, Guidebook to Your Heart

On September 8, 2018, Feast of the Nativity of Mary, four young women joined the Carmelite Sisters (Sisters at St. Margaret Hall here in the Archdiocese) and became the newest members of the Congregation! The Entrance Ceremony was held at Saint Teresa’s Chapel of the Motherhouse in Germantown, New York. The new Postulants were invested with the brown scapular of Mount Carmel and received the Congregation’s Community Prayer book. The community welcomes Holly, Morgan, Doris and Sharon to the great family of Carmel and wishes them God’s abundant blessings on their journey ahead! The Carmelites also had a profession of First Vows in June.

The 15th General Chapter of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, which was held in Aachen, Germany, after discernment and prayer, has elected a new Leadership: Congregational Minister: Licia Mazzia, SFP; Congregational Council: Marvi Delrivo, SFP; Giannica Selmo, SFP; Marilyn Trowbridge, SFP; Wilma Molinari, SFP; Lécia José da Silva, SFP; and Marie Augustine Ndione, SFP. We wish them many graces and blessings. For a picture go to:

Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Romina Sapinoso pronounced First Vows during a ceremony September 22, 2018, in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. During the liturgy Novice Director Sister Donna Steffen presented Sister Romina for First Vows. Romina committed herself for three years to the service of God and God’s people as a member of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. She promised “to live in community and vow to God poverty, consecrated celibacy and obedience.”

A new daily Catholic radio show means a new opportunity for all our area religious congregations to reach beyond their current supporters and ministries. “Driving Home the Faith,” hosted by Archdiocese of Cincinnati priest Father Rob Jack, airs every weekday from 4-6 p.m. on Sacred Heart Radio, and is heard throughout the archdiocese, the Diocese of Covington, and parts of southwest Indiana.

Each hour includes a short talk by Father Jack, who taught at Cincinnati’s seminary for 18 years, and talks with three local or national guests. While the station’s 10-year-old “Son Rise Morning Show” does feature local people and institutions, the new show was created with a local focus. For religious sisters and brothers, that means many opportunities to share the stories of their congregations, members, and milestones with Catholics around all around the region.

The segments are between 8 and 10 minutes long, and can be recorded at the Sacred Heart Radio studios in Norwood, or by phone.

“Please email me with your story ideas,” says Gail Finke, who produces the show. “Religious congregations have contributed so much to our area’s rich history, and are contributing so much today, but many people have lost sight of that. We want to help them see it again. Send an email to, or call me between noon and 6 at (513) 731-7740. I’m hoping to hear from every group in the archdiocese.”

Depending on your location, Sacred Heart Radio can be heard at 740 and 910 AM, or at 89.5 FM. Along with its morning and evening live drive-time talk shows, it broadcasts the daily Dominican conventual Mass from St. Gertrude parish and priory at noon, and carries a variety of syndicated programs from Catholic radio stations around the country.

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is joining several dioceses across the country to host an #iGiveCatholic Giving Day on Tuesday, November 27th. Participating parishes, schools, and Catholic non-profit organizations will have the opportunity to raise funds online for their own local needs. There is no cost to organizations to participate. This fundraising initiative is taking place in conjunction with Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back to the charitable causes that positively impact our world. Once a parish, school, or Catholic non-profit organization (e.g., the Retirement Fund for Religious) signs up for #iGiveCatholic they will gain access to a customizable website giving page. Each participating organization’s page will have a description on how donations raised will be used, including pictures and videos.

Leading up to and throughout the giving day, each participating organization can promote their campaign through online marketing and social media, reaching out to parishioners, school parents, grandparents, alumni and donors inviting them to make a donation on November 27th.
In a 24-hour period, thousands of gifts are made and together, we have the ability to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars, maybe even $1 million, to benefit great Catholic causes.

Registration is underway for parishes, schools and ministries for #iGiveCatholic. For more information, please contact Ryan Lopez, Director of Development Operations at or call 513-421-3131 ext. 2882. The last day to register is October 31st.

+Tuesday, October 2 – Major Superiors Meeting with the Archbishop
+Wednesday, October 3 – Sunday, October 28 – Synod on youth, faith and vocational
+Saturday, October 13 – ISC Day of Reflection with Lynn Levo, CSJ (rescheduled from March)
+Saturday, October 27 – Archdiocesan Jubilee Celebration
+Sunday, November 4 – Saturday, November 10 – National Vocation Awareness Week