Religious Vocations

Diocese of Cleveland

Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine

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Name of founder – The Most Reverend Amadeus Rappe, first Bishop of Cleveland

Charism – Out of the traditions of the past, we find meaning for the present, and hope for the future, responding as our founding sisters did to the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs of God’s people.” (Constitution, p.7)

Motto – “In all things charity”

Ministries – Sisters of Charity Health System; three charitable Foundations; individual ministries include Wellness Ministry in Irvine, KY and Catholic Worker House in Akron, OH, Parish ministry; Leadership

Location of sisters: Cleveland, Ohio; Richfield, Ohio; Lakewood, Ohio; Akron, Ohio; Columbia South Carolina; Irvine, Kentucky

Unique aspect of community – Diocesan Congregation, Health System is a Public Juridic Person, Numbers are small; ministries are alive and well

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