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 …

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 …

Hermitage Indefinitely Closed

Due to safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the CSA Hermitage is only accepting reservations from CSA Sisters. Outside guests are unfortunately not permitted. Our top priority is the health of our Sisters, residents, staff, and guests. As standards and procedures continue to change, we will also continue to adapt. The Hermitage will reopen only when it is safe to …

Core Circle, 2020

On Saturday, February 15, the Core Circle of Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine met for the first meeting of 2020. The agenda for discussion included vital topics for the congregation, such as community life, the forthcoming Chapter of Affairs, and elections. As part of the community life discussion, the sisters developed a vibrantheart collage. Each sister received a puzzle …

Successful Picnic at Mt. Augustine

Sisters, Associates, family, and friends celebrated the Feast of St. Augustine with a picnic on Sunday, August 25th. The day featured excellent food prepared by the kitchen staff, balloon animals, door prizes, and an abundant dessert table. Good food and good company were enjoyed by all. We thank all who participated in making the Feast of St. Augustine a success. …

Hermitage Open for Private Retreats

The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine’s Hermitage is now open and accepting reservations. This small cabin, located on the beautiful grounds of Mt. Augustine and overlooking a small pond, is a perfect place for prayer or individual retreat.  The Hermitage is within easy walking distance from Mt. Augustine, where guests may choose to enjoy daily Mass at our chapel, …

Congratulations to Sr. Marian Durkin

Congratulations to Sr. Marian Durkin, the recipient of the 2019 Insignis Award. This award is given by Lakewood Catholic Academy. Sr. Marian will be honored at a dinner later this month.

CSA Begins Long Range Planning

On January 11, 2019, The Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine began a year-long journey of Long Range Planning. With their facilitator, Sister Marlene Weisenbeck a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration from La Crosse, Wisconsin, the congregation will pray about, study, and discuss the important elements of their lives.  Prayers for the congregation are appreciated.

Associate Vanessa Griffin Campbell Honored at Harambee Gala

Congratulations to our Associate Vanessa Griffin Campbell, who was honored at the Harambee Gala on September 29, 2018. Vanessa was honored for her tremendous faith in action. After more than three decades of ministry in the Diocese of Cleveland, she retired last December. You can read more about Vanessa and the Harambee Gala here.