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Sister Mary Alberta Bodde, SC Sister Mary Alberta Bodde, SC, a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati, died Dec. 21, at the age of 96. Sister Mary Alberta was born on May 9, 1923, in Goodells, MI. She was raised on a poultry farm, the oldest of five children. She was

Cincinnati OH – January 7, 2020 – Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Marie Shields died December 31, 2019 in Cincinnati, OH, at the age of 81. A native of Chicago, IL, she was in her 64th year of religious life. In 1958, Sister Marie began 14 years of teaching

Father Robert Kunisch, CPPS Father Robert Kunisch, CPPS, died on Dec. 8, in the infirmary of St. Charles Center in Carthagena. He was 89. Father Kunisch was born in Toledo on Aug. 19, 1930. He entered the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in 1944 in Brunnerdale, a high school seminary

Father David E. Brinkmoeller Father Brinkmoeller died on Sept. 27, 2019. He was born on July 18, 1945, in Cincinnati, OH. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Norwood, OH. He was ordained on May 29,

Cincinnati OH – November 7, 2019 – Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Alma Grollig (formerly Jeanne Thérèse), died October 20, 2019 in Cincinnati, OH, at the age of 87. A native of Cincinnati, OH, she was in her 68th year of religious life. Sister Alma taught grades three through

By Judy Back Gerwe To my great privilege, the leadership team of the Ohio Province of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur invited me to attend a pilgrimage where the foundress of the order, St. Julie Billiart, worked and lived. There were nine of us who took part in

Pictured are the Class of 2018 seniors who took on the "Got Veggies?" topic for their Capstone project. Their work won the Sister Dorothy Stang Award from the archdiocese.
By Susie Bergman Small groups are making a big difference at Chaminade Julienne High School (CJHS) in Dayton. The Catholic high school, founded on the Marianists and Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur orders, has cultivated an atmosphere of faith in action (with a hint of good-natured competitiveness) through the

By Rebecca Sontag On the northern rim of the Amazon Rainforest flows a massive and wide river with brown and muddied waters, the Oyapock. On one side of the river is the Brazilian town of Oiapoque, and on the other side is French Guiana. The locals just call it France.

Antonia Silva Lima, a farmer in the Brazilian Amazon, prays at the grave of U.S.-born Sister Dorothy Stang in Anapu, Brazil. Sister Stang was assassinated in 2005. The red cross beside her grave bears the names of 16 local rights activists who have been murdered since her killing. Church activists say the killings continue, and they're about to erect a second red cross with even more names. (CNS Photo/Paul Jeffrey)
Greetings fellow Evangelizers/Missioners, Pope Benedict XV wrote a powerful missionary letter, Maximum Illud, just after the horrendous First World War in 1919 urging the world to instill the love and hope of Christ and to avoid nationalist aims that had proved so disastrous. He called for the end of emphasizing

Sister Eileen Therese Breslin , SC Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Eileen Therese Breslin died Aug. 23, 2019, at the age of 103. Sister Eileen Therese was born Mary Breslin on June 4, 1916, to John Andrew and Martha Breslin in Maysville, KY. She was given the name Eileen Therese