Sister Lucy Beischel, RSM (formerly Sister Mary Roderic) – 70 years A life-long resident of Cincinnati, Sister Lucy Beischelspent her first five years of ministry teaching elementary school. In 1958 she became librarian at Our Lady of Cincinnati College (Edgecliff College). In 1981 she became librarian at Mother of Mercy.
Although he serves as pastor for St. John and St. Lewis Parish in Portsmouth on the picturesque island of Dominica, Father Herman Sharplis has discovered a “home away from home” in Piqua, where he recently concluded a whirlwind visit with parishioners of twinning parishes at St. Mary and St. Boniface
By Eileen Connelly, OSU During his tenure as Archbishop of Cincinnati, the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin recognized that the most valuable way the local church could help the urban poor was to provide children, regardless of their race, religion or economic circumstances, the opportunity for a Catholic school education. From