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By Gail Finke (An earlier version of this story was previously posted in error.) A real estate venture by Catholics who both wanted to make their fortunes and establish a village far from the anti-Catholic sentiment of urban Cincinnati, rural St. Bernard was home to one of the country’s original

Poor Clare Sisters look on during a ceremony. (CT Photo/Colleen Kelley)
By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph It was with prayer and gratitude that two women made their permanent commitment to life as Poor Clares during separate ceremonies in recent months, supported by their fellow sisters, family members, friends and local Franciscan friars. Both ceremonies took place at St. Clement

By Patricia McGeever For The Catholic Telegraph Catholic grade schools that want to boost their enrollments can take a page out of the lesson book used by St. Clement in St. Bernard. For years, the school on Vine Street was in danger of closing as attendance dwindled. But slowly and