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This week friends and family of Sister of Charity Annina Morgan celebrated a century of blessings. A Sister of Charity of Cincinnati for 82 years, Sister Annina turned 100 years old on March 9. A couple of days before her 100th birthday, Sister Annina reflected on the past 82 years.

A friendly visit and conversation over tea between members of different faiths can help break down barriers. That’s what brought Bushra Shahid and Ashley Yaqoob to Salem Heights, the Dayton central house of the Sisters of the Precious Blood, on Feb. 25. Shahid and Yaqoob are members of the Fazle

Eight candidates took a step toward holy orders as they were installed to the Institution of Reader by the Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati, during Mass in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great February 20. A large crowd of parents and guests was present for

The Athenaeum of Ohio is shown in a 2013 file photo. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
A post to the institution’s website on Monday announced that Father David Endres will succeed Father Earl Fernandes as dean of the Athenaeum of Ohio and Mount St. Mary’s Seminary. “I am happy to announce that I am appointing Father David Endres as dean of the Athenaeum of Ohio and Mount

The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West is booming with potential priests. With 66 seminarians enrolled this year, the seminary is nearing full capacity. (CT Photo/John Stegeman)
Is God calling you to become a priest? Mount St. Mary’s Seminary is hosting a Welcome Weekend March 4-5 for men college age or older interested in discerning a call to the priesthood. “If you think you may be called, you will have an opportunity to allow God to speak

DAYTON — Amid smiles and hugs, Francisca Belarmina (Bela) Mis Guamuche entered the novitiate of the Sisters of the Precious Blood on Jan. 15 during a prayerful 40-minute ceremony at Salem Heights, the congregation’s central house in Dayton. As a novice, Bela wears the congregational insignia and holds the title “sister.”

Seminarians Peter Langenkamp, Jacob Willig, and Deacon Chris Geiger joined Father Ethan Moore for New Year’s Day plunge into the chilly waters of Lake Loramie (near Minster, Ohio) to consecrate 2016 to the Blessed Virgin. “This was my ninth year to take the plunge for Our Mother. Next year is

Students at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School celebrated Vocation Day Nov. 4 during National Vocations Awareness Week. The day involved an all-school Mass concelebrated by Archdiocese of Cincinnati Vocations Director Father Dan Schmitmeyer and Father Larry Zurek, Vocations Director for the Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province.

Eight men were accepted by Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr as candidates for Holy Orders in a ceremony at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary  Dec. 8. The men publically declared their commitment to a program of formation for service to God and to the Catholic Church as ordained ministers on

You’ve probably heard some variation of the expression “He could sell ice to Alaskans.” As a young man, Father Jason Bedel sold ice so successfully that his corporate future look assured. He began work at Home City Ice Co. as a student at Xavier University. “I started as a delivery