Evenings of Prayer for Women

Led by Srs. Donna Steffen and Mary Ann Humbert  from the Sisters of Charity, each evening will be a prayerful time rooted in Scripture. The evenings will include time for personal reflection and journaling, small group sharing, music and communal prayer.

Noticing God’s Presence in Everyday Life
September 18, 2023

Psalm 23 invites us to notice the goodness in the way God shelters, nourishes, communicates, and leads us. Together we will deepen our awareness of God’s active presence in our lives.

Leaning into God’s Invitation of “Letting Go”
October 16, 2023

Reflecting on Ruth 1:16, we hear how Ruth lets go of her present life to support that of her mother-in-law, Naomi. As we work through our own process of “letting go” we will contemplate and pray through the various challenges it brings us and ask for God’s guidance.

Noticing God’s Grace through both Joyful and Challenging Experiences
November 13, 2023

Thessalonians 5:18 encourages us to rejoice in all of God’s gifts. As we note the easy and obvious gifts, we will discern some of our more challenging, yet grace filled gifts, and explore how we are called to live and share these with gratitude in our hearts.

Listening to God During this Advent Season
December 11, 2023

In Luke 2:26, Mary was alone in silence when Gabriel appeared to her with a message. We too are invited to embrace the silence to hear God speak to us in our hearts and minds.


Where: Marge Schott Pavilion at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Registration: Please call 513.248.3500, ext 10 or email

Free Will Offering

Donna Steffen

Mary Ann Humbert

Sr. Donna Steffen is a Sister of Charity from Cincinnati, OH. She has served many roles including teacher at Seton High School, Pastoral Associate at a local parish, Spiritual Director and Coordinator for the Jesuit Spiritual Center’s personally directed retreats, and Novice Director for the Sisters of Charity. For over 30 years she was a team member of the North American Forum on the Catechumenate and led RCIA workshops throughout the US and internationally. She is the author of “Discernment in Christian Initiation.” Currently Sr. Donna offers spiritual direction, is on staff for the JSC spiritual direction internship program, and works on the Ignatian Spirituality Project for homeless women in recovery and living in shelters.

Sr. Mary Ann Humbert is a Sister of Charity from Norwood, OH. She has served as Novice Director and Director of the Lay Associates. She studied in the Creighton spirituality program, completing an internship in retreat and spiritual direction at the Jesuit Spiritual Center. Additionally she served as Director of the Office of Spirituality for the Diocese of Lexington. Sr. Mary Ann received a Masters in social work allowing her to expand her ministry to educate staff and volunteers for Hospice and St. Vincent de Paul. As a trained Spiritual Director she has led retreats and days of reflection throughout Ohio and Kentucky. Currently she offers Spiritual Direction and volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul as well as a food pantry. Rooted in the Ignatian tradition, Sr. Mary Ann created a CD of gospel meditations.