By Sr. Regina Bechtle, SC
Six Sisters from the Korean province of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, Greensburg, PA, visited Mount Saint Vincent on July 19. Four 25-year jubilarians and two translators were warmly welcomed by our Sisters at the Convent. Our visitors attended Mass, had a delicious dinner with the Sisters and enjoyed the spectacular view from the Solarium roof and the College’s Founders’ Hall porch, even with hazy skies.
For a number of years, groups from the Korean SC’s have spent several summer months in the U.S. At their motherhouse near Pittsburgh, PA, they attend spiritual renewal programs and get to know their American Sisters. Their stay usually includes visits to Mother Seton sites in Emmitsburg and New York and other Charity congregations’ motherhouses in Cincinnati, Convent Station, NJ, and New York. On their visits to our Mount the Korean Sisters always bring joy, energy, enthusiasm and beautiful music – a special gift.
Next, the group, joined by some of their U.S. Sisters, will travel to rural Pedro Carbo in Ecuador, where the Korean province staffs a school for children with special needs and a medical clinic. This regular intercultural experience of charism and ministry gives strong witness to the Seton Hill congregation’s commitment to their international apostolic identity.
The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, PA, began in 1870, with help from the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Mother Aloysia Lowe was their first Mother General. Their current General Superior, Sr. Jane Ann Cherubin, is a native of the U.S. but served for many years in Korea. Read more about their community.