‘It’s Not A Career, It’s A Ministry.’ Sister Sally Duffy Named Great Living Cincinnatian

December 14, 2023

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber has announced the four individuals who will be honored as Great Living Cincinnatians.

Great Living Cincinnatians are recognized for their business and civic attainment on a local, state, national or international level; leadership; awareness of the needs of others, and distinctive accomplishments that have brought favorable attention to their community, institution or organization.

The 2024 honorees, who will join the previous 171 awardees named since 1967, are: John BarrettSally DuffyDonna Salyers, and Dolores Hargrove Young.

Sister Sally Duffy’s 40-plus years of advocacy and service as a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati might look like a career to the secular, but to her, it is much more than that.

“It’s not a career,” Duffy said. “It’s a ministry. Because you’re mutually doing what you and the Sisters of Charity Community feel like God is calling you to.”

The middle of nine children, as a young child, she knew she was Irish, Catholic, and a Democrat. And that she was interested in helping others.

“My parents definitely put a focus on the common good and that’s the reason we’re here, is for love and justice,” Duffy said. “To make the world a better place for everyone.”

Read the full story by Leila Shokoohe on Cincinnati.com | The Enquirer