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  March 8th-14th: National Catholic Sisters Week Throughout these 7 days we celebrate the great gift of Catholic religious sisters in our Church throughout the history of the United States. Please take the time to say a prayer of thanksgiving for all that these women have done for those in

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Discerning vocation can be a daunting task, but the University of Dayton’s senior Chaminade Scholar Honor students met this challenge head-on in by hosting The Art of Being: What Does Vocation Really Mean? Through a vast array of interactive experiences within the conference, senior Chaminade Scholars demonstrated how faith, reason

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Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and the Children of Mary after Holy Mass to celebrate the erection of the Children of Mary Motherhouse at the Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.
For the past three years, the Children of Mary have spread love and reverence for the Eucharistic Lord through their ministry and presence in the archdiocese. In November, Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr erected the semi-contemplative religious community as a Public Association of the Faithful. On Nov. 21, the archbishop offered

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The Athenauem of Ohio is involved with the Cincinnati Gives Challenge, a friendly fundraising competition raising money for local nonprofit organizations. Right now they are in the Number 3 Spot. As of 9:15 a.m. on December 5 the gap is widening between second and third place and The Athenauem is

Ordination of Sean Downing, Immaculate Conception Chapel, University of Dayton
 Oct. 8. 2016
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Marianist Sean Richard Downing, a native of Xenia, was ordained a priest on Oct. 8 at the Unviersity of Dayton’s Chapel of the Immaculate Conception. Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S, of San Antonio presided. Marianist Provincial Father Martin Solma concelebrated the Mass at the chapel, which was overflowing with family, friends

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Athenauem of Ohio – On Sunday, November 20 Bishop Joseph Binzer celebrated Mass in the seminary’s St. Gregory the Great Chapel and admitted 25 men as Candidates for the Order of Deacon: 21 for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and 4 for the Diocese of Covington. The Rite of Candidacy is

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In the synoptic Gospels, Andrew is a Galilean fisherman grouped with his brother, Peter, and with James and John in the inner circle of Apostles; in John’s Gospel, he is the disciple of John the Baptist who is the first to follow Jesus and who brings his brother to the

From Left to Right: Father Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh, Christopher Komoroski, Jeremy Stubbs, David Carvajal Casal, Ryan Furlong, Bishop Emeritus Edward J. Slattery, Benson Lokidiriyo, Robert Healey, Andrew Reckers, Kirby Rust and Father Anthony Brausch. (Photo by E L Hubbard)
ATHENAUEM – “It is always a wonderful experience to see young men willing to embrace the vocation to the priesthood. They are the latest in a long line of faithful witnesses,” said Father Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh, president and rector. The installation to the Ministry of Acolyte took place in the Chapel of

Franciscan Postulants Tricia and Megan (Courtesy Photo)
One of the Franciscan Sisters’ of Christian Charity newest postulants is Tricia Oswald from Ohio. Recently, along with postulant, Megan Kugel, she answered questions from discerning women about her Franciscan calling, and the charism of her new congregation. What was it about the Franciscan Sisters that drew you? “What drew

Sister of Mercy Phuong Mai Dong smiles during her first profession ceremony. (Courtesy Photo)
Sister Phuong Mai Dong made her first profession of vows as a Sister of Mercy on Aug. 6 at Loyola University’s Ignatius Chapel in New Orleans with about 100 sisters, family members and friends attending. The ceremony took place in both English and Vietnamese, including a song presented by Sisters