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  75 Years Sister Maureen Donovan A native of Iowa, Sister Maureen Donovan spent her active ministry years as an educator in Ohio and Michigan. She first ministered as a primary school teacher at the following Archdiocesan schools: St. Patrick, Cincinnati (1945-’50); St. Aloysius, Fayetteville (1950-’51); Resurrection, Cincinnati (1951-’55); and

80 years Sister Irvin Marie Kreimer Sister Irvin entered the Sisters of St. Francis on September 8, 1938 from St. Leo Parish, Cincinnati, and made final vows on August 12, 1944. She taught in the archdiocese at St. Aloysius School, Sayler Park; St. Peter School, Chillicothe; St. Peter School, Hamilton;

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,

70 Years Sister Therese (Thomas Frances) DeCanio, OP, a native of Chicago, graduated from Aquinas High School in Chicago in early June 1948 and entered the Adrian Congregation later that month. She professed her First Vows on December 31, 1949 and her Final Vows on December 31, 1954. Sister Therese

75 years Sister Berenice Janszen Born in 1925 in Cincinnati, Sister Berenice (M. Edward) Janszen has led a varied and devoted life of ministry, with roles in teaching, pastoral care and chaplaincy. A graduate of Regina High School in Norwood, Ohio, she joined the Sisters of the Precious Blood in

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.

Sr. Marie Clement Edrich – 75 Years Sr. Marie Clement Edrich, a native of Cincinnati, has had a variety of opportunities, quite diverse to serve God and the SFP Congregation. Initially educated as a Pharmacist, she only spent a few years in our hospitals before she was sent to Rome

By Erin Schurenburg Only one diocesan inquiry for sainthood has happened in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Blessed Frances Schervier (1819-1876), the European-born founder of a new Franciscan community, lived a life of holiness and service. In 1844, she became a secular Franciscan. The next year, she and four companions established

Sister Zoe Brenner helps children make cards for tribal elders. (Courtesy Photo)
In describing her ministry to the Navajo people, Sister of the Blessed Sacrament Zoe Brenner simply said, “I’m just doing what God is calling me to do.” But there is much more to it for the Reading, Ohio, native who entered religious life in 1966. Her community, founded by St.

Delhi Township, Ohio – Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Romina Sapinoso pronounced First Vows during a ceremony September 22, 2018, in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse. During the liturgy Novice Director Sister Donna Steffen presented Sister Romina for First Vows. Romina committed herself for three