November 2019 – Partners In Charity Gathering

OLM Sisters and Partners In Charity Associates gather for meeting in John England Hall.

The “O’Brien Sisters” enjoying being together.  Thanks to Fiona O’Brien for leading the meeting!

Praying the Thanksgiving Psalms and table sharing was enjoyed by all.

July 2019 – Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy awards scholarships to students attending Bishop England High School.

Daniel Infante, 2016 Scholarship Winner

Scholarship recipient Daniel Infante
Senior Class

Sophomore Class scholarship winner Lily Woods.

Scholarship recipient
Lily Woods
Junior Class

Scholarship recipient Darby Merrill
Sophomore Class

Scholarship recipient
Ashley Perez
Freshman Class

2019 Bishop England scholarship winner graduates!

Congratulations to Esmeralda Sanchez on her graduation from Bishop England High School.  She will be attending the College of Charleston in the fall.

Congratulations to Esmeralda Sanchez on her graduation from Bishop England High School.  She will be attending the College of Charleston in the fall.

April 2019 Earth Day Beach Sweep

Employees Roseann Tracy and Roxanne LeaMond with Sister Carol after picking up debris from our beach front at the Motherhouse.

Sister Cyril cleaning up the beachfront on Earth Day.

Employees Kevin Crosby and John Graham helping out with the Earth Day Beach Sweep at the Motherhouse.

May 2019-Former Yes I Can Program students visit the motherhouse

Sister Carol with students who attended the Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Yes I Can program when they were in elementary school. Left to Right: Augustin Carapia, Kimberly Tovar, Jesus Hernandaz and Esmeralda Sanchez will be graduating high school his month.  All will be attending college in the Fall.

Sister Carol with students who attended the Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Yes I Can program when they were in elementary school. Left to Right: Augustin Carapia, Kimberly Tovar, Jesus Hernandaz and Esmeralda Sanchez will be graduating high school his month.  All will be attending college in the Fall.

Sister Rosemary Boyd with Jesus Hernandez.  Sister had kept a craft that Jesus made when he was in elementary school and they both enjoyed remembering making it together.

Sister Rosemary Boyd with Jesus Hernandez.  Sister had kept a craft that Jesus made when he was in elementary school and they both enjoyed remembering making it together.

May 2019-James Island Senior Citizens Center Choir Concert at May Forest

A lovely concert of Irish songs was presented at the Motherhouse for the OLMs and guests.

The audience joined in with clapping and singing!

The concert was enjoyed by all!

2018 Jubilee Celebration

Picture of Sister Mary Thomas Neal, Fr. Anthony Droze, Sister Carmelita Boyd, Bishop Robert Guiglielmone Jubilee Celebration 2018

Pictured Left to Right:

Sister Mary Thomas Neal, OLM, 60 Years, Fr. Anthony Droze, Bishop Robert Guglielmone, Sister Carmelita Boyd, OLM (65 years),

Jubilee Celebration was held August 19, 2018 at the Motherhouse.

June 2018-Immigration Protest

Immigration Protest gathering June 2018. Sister Carol holding sign saying Kids need their parents.

Sister Carol attending immigration protest gathering at US Customs House in Charleston.

Crowd gathered on the steps of the Customs House in Charleston to protest unjust immigration policy.

Crowd gathered on the steps of the Customs House in Charleston to protest unjust immigration policy.

February 6, 2018 - Visitors To The Heritage Room

Visitors to the Heritage Room on February 6, 2018

Sister Mary Joseph Ritter, OLM, Sister Grace Hartzog, SC-SH, Sister Judy Laffey, SC-SH, and Sister Anne Francis Campbell, OLM taking a tour of the OLM Heritage Room.

Sisters visit Neighborhood House

Sister Carol Wentworth, OLM, Sister Mary Joseph Ritter, OLM, Sister Judy Laffey, SC-SH, Sister Grace Hartzog, SC-SH, Sister Lisa Steigerwald, RSM, and Vonceil Mitchell, Kitchen Manager of the Neighborhood House enjoy time together.

Sisters of Charity Federation Communicators Meeting

Sisters of Charity Federation Communicators Meeting October 2, 2017, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

October 2, 2017  |  Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Pictured standing left to right:  Tanya Mullin, CSM Communicator; Donna Sartor, SC-NJ Communicator; Diane Curtis, SC-Nazareth Communicator; Sister Carol Wentworth, OLM; Claire Meyerhoff, DC-St. Louise Communicator; Sister Grace Hartzog, SC-Seton Hill; Jane Strittmatter, SC-Seton Hill Communicator; Spalding Hurst, SC-Nazareth Communicator; Sister Joanne O’Regan, CSM; Belinda Davis, DC-St. Louise Communicator.  On screen:  top left, Katie Zeller, DC-St. Louise Communicator; and Kristen Blacksher, SC-Federation Communicator.

2017 Jubilee Celebration

Pictured Left to Right:

Msgr. James Carter, Sister Donna Lareau (50 years), Sister Stella Maris Craven (65 years), Bishop Robert Guglielmone

Jubilee Celebration was held August 15, 2017 at the Motherhouse.

April 4, 2017-Nutrition Education

Clinical Dietician Andrea Zalno, a 2010 Graduate of Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, provided very useful nutrition informtion to the sisters.  Seton Hill is run by the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, a member congregation of the Sisters of Charity Federation. Sisters Anne Francis Campbell, Mary Joseph Ritter, Carol Wentworth, Rosemary Boyd, Maureen Tzinieris and Mary Thomas Neal enjoyed the program.

April 1, 2017-Cooper River Bridge Run

Becky Crichton, our Nurse Manager, participated in the 40th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run. Congratulations Becky!

February 23, 2017-OLM Sisters visit Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Neighborhood House, their sponsored ministry on the East Side of Charleston.

Tour of Heritage Room

Ericka Plater, Executive Director of Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services, Inc. visits with OLM Sisters during the Open House.

Tour of Heritage Room

Erica Plater with Sister Maureen Tzinieris and Sister Mary Thomas Neal.

Tour of Heritage Room

OLM Sisters Stella Maris Craven, Anne Francis Campbell, Maureen Tzinieris, Mary Cyril Murray, Carol Wentworth, Mary Thomas Neal, Mary Joseph Ritter and Bridget Sullivan enjoying a tour of the Neighborhood House.

May 16, 2015 - Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Sister Mary Joseph Ritter, General Superior of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy.

William K. Thierfelder, President of Belmont Abbey College | Sister Mary Joseph Ritter, O.L.M. | Abbot Placid Solari, O.S.B., Chancellor

August 15, 2016 – Jubilee Celebration at May Forest Motherhouse celebrating 305 years of service to the Diocese of Charleston.

2016 Jubilarians

Jubilarians celebrating 305 years of combined service.

Jubilarians with Bishop Robert and Father Kevin.

Sister Rosemary, Sister Maureen, Sister Veronica, Bishop Guglielmone, Sister Mary Cyril, Sister Bridget and Father Kevin at the Jubilee Mass.