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“What if I already know?” Sister Story: Sr. Eilis McCulloh, HM

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland knows that Catholic sisters have long been at the forefront of identifying and serving unmet community needs. In 2015, we launched Generative Spirit to grow the capacity of Catholic sisters and their ministries to…
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National Catholic Sisters Week 2019 event coming to Cleveland March 3

Sisters, associates and lay partners across Northeast Ohio will discuss civil discourse and its role in today’s society in an afternoon event titled “Civil Discourse: How to Have Difficult Conversations” to celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week. Featuring keynote speaker Sr….
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Staff blog: Sisters explore ‘moonlit path’ at CMI conference

By Courtney Zuendel, program coordinator, Generative Spirit   As a new member of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) team supporting our Generative Spirit initiative, I was fortunate enough to travel to the 14th annual Collaboration for Ministry…
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Ministry Leadership Program to share sister model with campus ministers

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (SOCF) is spearheading a new program to pair campus ministers with Catholic sisters in an effort to strengthen lay leaders’ understanding of the mission and model of sisters. The Ministry Leadership Program is…
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New program staff in Catholic sisters area welcomed at SOCF event

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland welcomed its new program staff for Supporting Catholic Sisters and their Ministries in an event with grantees, partners and sisters on October 1. Erin McIntyre, outgoing program officer and seven-year employee of SOCF,…
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Summer fellowship opens doors for Catholic grad

The summer fellows program at Catholic Community Connection gives local college students the chance to immerse themselves in a 10-week internship for one of several Cleveland-area Catholic-based organizations. This year, Tom McCartney, recent graduate of John Carroll University, stepped in…
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Sisters will again Circle the City with Love July 29

Catholic sisters are feeling the power of silence, and on July 29 they’ll join hundreds of other Clevelanders to use their quiet for good. Circle the Cities with Love started in 2016, when Sister Rita Petruziello, CSJ, learned that groups…
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Guest blog: Vision for a Fruitful Future – Sister Marian Durkin, CSA

Case Western Reserve University’s Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development released its 2016-2017 research on Catholic sisters in Northeast Ohio earlier this year. Developed with support from the Sisters of Charity Foundation, the survey and report explores sisters’ current…
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Blocks and Bridges Reflection: The Path Chosen for Me

Blocks and Bridges is an initiative that pairs sisters with lay co-workers to help build and transform their ministries.  It provides best practices in nonprofit management for sister-led, sister-founded ministries. The mutually beneficial relationship ultimately allows for a stronger posture when…
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Assembly of Catholic Foundations sparks hope on 20-year anniversary

More than 50 representatives from at least 20 organizations joined one another for three days of conversation, collaboration and inspiration as part of the 20th annual gathering of the Assembly of Catholic Foundations. First convened in 1998 by Sister Catherine…
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