Welcome, New Associates!

CSA was elated to finally welcome Debby Brilla, Christine Horne, and Janice Murphy as Associates during a virtual Acceptance Ceremony on Sunday, March 28th, 2021. These women have been waiting almost a year for their installation. Their original welcome date was April 26, 2020–but the pandemic necessitated its postponement. During the uncertainty of covid-19 and the long months of waiting, …

Happy Feast of St. Augustine!

Wishing you a most blessed Feast of St. Augustine! Though COVID-19 caused our celebration to look very different this year, we are grateful to be able to safely share the day with our Sisters and Associates. Those who could not be with us in person were able to share both our prayer service and Mass over Zoom. Those who could …

Assembly 2019

God led us on a path of discernment, prayer and hope as we concluded the Assembly, 2019 on Saturday, October 26th.  For several months this year we, in Core Circle, prayed and reflected on the theme for CSA planning as “Sustaining Our Love.”  Goals involving Identity, Mission and Stewardship enabled us to go holistically deeper in the essential elements of …

Victim Assistance Fund

Please see the attached description of the Victim Assistance Fund established by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine to give support to the healing journey of individuals impacted by abuse and to regularly contribute to services that support children and families.  This fund is especially directed for claimants who witnessed abuse from one or more of our Sisters over …

Statement from the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine

January 2022 In partnership with the victim assistance coordinator of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, recently we learned that one or more individuals may have been victims of abuse while receiving care at the former Parmadale Children’s Village of St. Vincent de Paul. The alleged matter is under investigation, and we are working closely with the investigators to try to …

Statement from the Diocese of Cleveland

Response to inquiry from NewsChannel 5:                              The diocese did receive and takes very seriously a report from Ms. Mason alleging sexual abuse by an unidentified priest as well as physical abuse by religious sisters at Parmadale in the 1960’s.  The diocese reported the allegations to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, Cuyahoga County Children & Family Services, and to the diocese’s Review …

Statement from the Sisters of Charity Health System

Parmadale Children’s Village of St. Vincent de Paul was not a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, and therefore we have no information on this matter. The appropriate contact for this inquiry is Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, who can be reached at jak@srsofcharity.org.

New CSA Leadership Team

On May 8th, 2021, Bishop Edward C. Malesic offered a special Mass for the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, and was present for the Congregation’s elections. Through the grace of the Spirit, the following Sisters were elected to leadership: Sr. Judith Ann Karam, Sr. Mary Dorothy Tecca, and Sr. Kathy Andrews. Sr. Judith Ann was re-elected and will continue …

Caritas Service Award Recipient

The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine are pleased to announce that a selection has been made for the recipient of the 2020 Caritas Service Award. The Award is given by the Congregation every four years. The intention of this recognition is: To highlight the charism of Charity of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine (CSA); To honor an …

CSA Statement Against Racism

The Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine condemn the racism that continues to impact the lives of most Americans, particularly those who belong to the African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American communities. We particularly grieve over the recent senseless killing of George Floyd and we mourn with George’s family and friends. As Christians we are called to love and respect …

CSA Mourns Bishop George Murry, SJ

On behalf of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, we mourn the loss of Bishop George Murry, S.J., Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown.  Our response is, “Well done good and faith-filled servant.”  We are so grateful for his care for the Sisters of Charity ministries, his support of religious women, the pastoral approach with which he led the …