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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

Q: Are the homilies of priests and deacons critiqued? The homily quality among preachers varies considerably. Some are outstanding; others are poor. Are continuing education classes available and/or required for clergy especially in the area of homily development and presentation? A: Yes, the homilies of priests and deacons, are always

Archdiocese of Cincinnati seminarians Alex Witt and Jeff Stegbauer will be in Tegucigalpa, Honduras for four weeks as part of the seminary exchange program. While in Honduras they will work on their Spanish language skills, live at the seminary and visit urban and rural parishes and missions. They will also

Sponsored Content In 1848, a group of monks from France founded the Abbey of Gethsemani in the hills of Kentucky. Since then, the community has been singing the praises of God every day, seven times a day, for the Church and for the world. Monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani

Sister of Mercy Mary Aloyse Gerhardstein is certainly not slowing down at 87 years old – just changing course. Sister Aloyse, a lifelong Cincinnatian, has dedicated her life to educating and inspiring children locally and abroad. She helped Mercy Montessori establish the upper elementary program and Cincinnati’s first Montessori junior

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr ordained 18 men April 30 to the permanent diaconate during a Mass at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Dayton. The newly ordained deacons will serve in their own parishes, where they will be agents for God’s grace in the celebration of baptisms, weddings

The ordination of seven men as priests for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on May 21 has been preserved in video, courtesy of The Catholic Telegraph. A two-minute trailer version and a full-length video are embedded below. The Catholic Telegraph contracted Mark Bowen Media to record the event from start to finish.

Even with overflow seating prepared, the crowd at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains was standing room only to witness the ordination of seven new priests Saturday, May 21. See more than 50 photos from the event below By laying hands upon them, Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr

The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will ordain seven men to the priesthood Saturday, May 21 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. published profiles of each man throughout the week leading up to ordination. Meet those men, as well as three other seminary graduates scheduled for ordination elsewhere, below. Seminarian Profiles