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A representative of the Congregation of Divine Providence speaks with young people at an event hosted at St. Monica-St. George. (Courtesy Photo)
Sister Theresa Falkenstein of the Congregation of Divine Providence speaks with young people at an event hosted at St. Monica-St. George. (Courtesy Photo)

Staff Report

On Sunday April 26, to celebrate the Year for Consecrated Life, St. Monica-St. George parish in Clifton hosted an information fair in the Catholic Center.

The parish was host to Sisters from eight different congregations and the Franciscan Friars.  Each of these nine communities displayed information and vocational materials as members of the parish came through and enjoyed a light lunch and lots of conversation with the religious members present.

A Franciscan Friar speaks with parishioners at an event hosted at St. Monica-St. George April 26. (Courtesy Photo)
Franciscan Father Al Hirt speaks with parishioners at an event hosted at St. Monica-St. George April 26. (Courtesy Photo)

In the fall, a similar event will be hosted at a Thursday night dinner which will draw many University of Cincinnati students to learn more about Religious Life.

St. Monica-St. George parish is the home of the UC Newman Center, which provides a spiritual home for many university students during their academic career.

The eight congregations of women religious who have members in the parish are:  Sisters of Divine Providence, Sisters of Charity, Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of the Precious Blood, Ursuline Sisters and Companions, Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, Sisters of St. Joseph and Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

The Year of Consecrated Life, proclaimed by Pope Francis, runs from Nov. 30, 2014 until Feb. 2, 2016. The purposes of the year are to increase the visibility of religious life/consecrated life, to express appreciation, to highlight the joy experienced in this vocational choice, and to educate on the importance of on religious life/consecrated life to the church.

Posted May 26, 2015

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