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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,

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

Father Norbert Burns, SM – 75 years Fr. Burns was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, where he attended elementary school at St. Ignatius and high school at St. John’s High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended scholasticate at Mount St. John in Dayton, Ohio, and professed first vows on

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

A first look at Our Lady of Peace Chapel By Gail Finke A tiny new chapel on Xavier University’s campus opened only days ago, but that’s in its present life. Before being moved to a spot at the end of XU’s academic mall, it was the site of decades of

In 2017 twenty-three Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis celebrate anniversaries of their entrance into the Franciscan community. Eight of these Sisters were originally from the Cincinnati Archdiocese: 80 years – Sister Adele Zahn of St. Anthony’s, Dayton 75 years – Sister Mary Jean Sora of St. John’s,

Eighty Years Sister Bernadette Kambeitz Born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, Sister Bernadette began her years of ministry teaching chemistry, physics, and math at schools in Ohio, Michigan, and New Mexico. Schools she taught at in the Cincinnati Archdiocese are Holy Cross School, Cincinnati (1942-1946), Holy Trinity High School, Middletown

60 Years Sister Judith Mary Klei Sister Judith Mary Klei, a native Cincinnatian, celebrates 60 years as a Sister of Mercy. Sister Judy spent many of her years in the ministry of education as teacher and administrator – sixteen years in elementary education and 37 years in secondary education. After