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75 Years Sister Ruth Ellen Evers Sister Ruth Ellen Evers worked with students for 36 years as an elementary teacher and principal at schools in Ohio and Arizona, including four years opening the Most Holy Trinity School in Phoenix, AZ with Sisters Dorothy Stang and Paula Marie Becker. After retiring,

Father Thomas Espelage A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Thomas Espelage was celebrated Oct. 16 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Deer Park. Bishop Joseph R. Binzer presided. Father Espelage, 75, died Oct. 2. A Cincinnati native, Father Espelage did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and

By Eileen Connelly, OSU Badin High School’s (BHS) annual Heritage Mass is a joyful opportunity for both current students and alumni to celebrate their school and share memories. The 2017 liturgy, held Oct. 18, was accompanied by another significant event when the only Catholic high school in Butler County officially

Stephen T. Badin High School (Courtesy Photo)
Badin High School’s annual Heritage Mass will come with an important addition on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The only Catholic high school in Butler County is set to officially announce its re-affiliation with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, which previously ran Notre Dame High School in Hamilton from 1886-1966.

Sister Rebeca Spires, who has served in the Brazilian interior since 1970, tends to a blind woman. (Courtesy Photo)
Since 1970, Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Rebeca Spires has made the interior her mission. For more than four and a half decades, Sister Rebeca has brought Christ’s love to poor farm workers and the indigenous people of the Brazilian interior. “Jesus touches every person He cures,” Sister Rebeca

By Walt Schaefer For The Catholic Telegraph In 1804, Julie Billiart had a meeting with the Bishop of Amiens, France, when she told him of her vision to create a religious order of women educators who would serve worldwide. The bishop and the sister were not in agreement. The bishop

Staff Report  The usual tone of Throwback Thursday stories tends to be lighthearted, but today’s post is a somber one. Many in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and around the world mark today as the 10th anniversary of Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Dorothy Stang’s assassination. Sister Dortothy, a native of Dayton,

Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Damienne Grismer enjoys a visit with MND students as part of the Adopt-A-Sister Club. (CT Photo/Walt Schaefer)
By Walt Schaefer For The Catholic Telegraph Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Damienne Grismer plans to learn how to knit. “These girls are going to make me,” said Sister Damienne with a laugh. “A lot of my fellow sisters doubt I’ll knit, that it’s ever going to happen. But,

Sister Cristina Garces entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as a novice during a ceremony on Sept. 8. (Courtesy Photo)
By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph  As a young girl growing up in Mexico City, Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Cristina Garces dreamt of becoming a doctor and a missionary, of traveling the world to help others in need. She came to realize, though, that her plan wasn’t

By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph Xavier University’s student athletes are known for their skills on the court and field. Their prowess also extends to academics: XU boasts a 97 percent graduation rate among all sports teams, which is 12th in the nation and first in the Big East, and