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Generative Spirit in the News: Global Sisters Report explores ‘Nuns and Nones’

“Working closely with sisters through both her job and Nuns and Nones, 29-year-old Rachel Drotar said sisters have taught her that activism is not something you participate in, but rather, integrate into your life.” Generative Spirit Program Coordinator Rachel Drotar…
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Sisters get out the vote: “The most powerful nonviolent tool”

At the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, we are committed to uplifting and amplifying the voices of Catholic sisters, who bring a unique approach to justice and service to our communities. The following is a statement from the Justice,…
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New podcast amplifies voices of Northeast Ohio sisters in service

Through their new podcast, Generative Spirits: Conversations with Catholic Sisters, SOCF staff have found new ways for sisters to tell the stories of their work in Northeast Ohio. Hosted by Margaret Eigsti, senior program officer, and Rachel Drotar, Generative Spirit…
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Sisters on the Frontlines receives national recognition

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is part of a collaborative working to share relief grants with Catholic sisters serving individuals and families affected by COVID-19. The Sisters on the Frontlines initiative led by FADICA, GHR Foundation and others,…
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SOCF, partners give $60,000 for sister response to COVID-19

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland has joined other funders across the country to support Catholic sisters in their response to the immediate needs of communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In recognition of the vital and trusted role Catholic…
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Catholic Sisters Week 2020: NEO Catholic sisters serve with freedom, solidarity and spirit

Sunday, March 8 is International Women’s Day, which marks the first day of Catholic Sisters Week 2020. Across the country, communities will celebrate the mission and work of Catholic sisters and the impact they have had on individuals, neighborhoods and…
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Staff blog: God is present in the “what”

Rachel Drotar, Program Coordinator, Generative Spirit, reflects on a recent trip to the Mexico-U.S. border organized through the Assembly of Catholic Foundations. Presente in Juarez We walked through the gate into a three-room home for our first visit across the border….
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Hope and human connection drives Sr. Susan Zion’s HIV service

In Italian cities, a piazza is where streets from the north, south, east and west meet at a central crossing point, a place to gather, rest, listen or be listened to, serve or be served. St. Angela Merici, the foundress…
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Video: Welcoming Diversity with Sr. Teresa Maya CCVI

Sr. Teresa Maya CCVI, congregational leader of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, visited Northeast Ohio in November 2019 to speak to a group of sisters and lay partners and associates about the power of diversity…
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Sister Story: At 35, this flautist answered God’s call & never looked back

Music, playing the flute in particular, has been a lifelong spiritual practice that Jane Blabolil felt as a deep calling long before she recognized the presence of God in her life. Sister Jane Blabolil, SSJ-TOSF, was not raised Catholic. In…
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