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Friday, March 15, 2019 – Sunday, March 17, 2019 Called to Love Vocation Retreat Sisters of St. Joseph the Worker in Walton KY Young women ages 18 – 32 For more information go to www.ssjw.org Text/Call Sister Patricia Dean, SJW, Vocation Director at (859) 912-4405 Friday, March 15, 2019 – …

Sister Carol Lichtenberg, Provincial, and Sister Sarah Cieplinski sign the official register of Perpetual Vows, indicating Sarah’s gift of her complete life to God. (Courtesy Photo)
Sister Sarah Cieplinski professed final vows at Mount Notre Dame on December 29, 2018 CINCINNATI – Sister Sarah Cieplinski, Sister of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN), professed final vows at Mount Notre Dame in Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 29. Sarah joined the SNDdeN community in 2008, and spent the next …

On February 28, 2019, four will be honored as Great Living Cincinnatians at the Duke Energy Convention Center. One is Sister of Notre Dame de Namur’s Rose Fleming. Today we look back at her story 5 years ago. Xavier University’s student athletes are known for their skills on the court …

One of Cecilia Brendel’s favorite works is that of Father Angelo Caserta. (Courtesy Photo)
Father Angelo Caserta celebrates his 100th birthday today. Father Angelo was born in Piqua Ohio and attended Saint Boniface school. He was ordained on February 24, 1945. Here’s a reprint of Walt Schaefer’s Article from April 2015: Father Angelo Caserta, at 96 the oldest active priest in the Archdiocese of …

Father Jeffrey Kirch, CPPS provincial director, accepts the promise of Greg Evers as his temporary incorporstion (Courtesy Photo)
Greg Evers is now in advanced formation with the Missionaries of the Precious Blood after his temporary incorporation into the congregation, celebrated on Aug. 18. “God is constantly calling us – today marks a step forward in Greg’s journey,” said Father Jeffrey Kirch, provincial director, as he welcomed community members, …

Pictured from left are Father Larry Hemmelgarn, provincial director; newly ordained Father Matt Keller; Bishop Joseph Charron, who presided at the June 9 Mass; and Father William Nordenbrock, moderator general. (Courtesy Photo)
Father Matthew Keller was ordained to the priesthood on June 9 in his home parish of St. John the Baptist in Maria Stein. Bishop Joseph Charron, a fellow Missionary of the Precious Blood, presided. Bishop Charron told Father Keller to be fearless in his new role as a priest, and …

The installation to the Ministry of Acolyte took place in the Chapel of Saint Gregory the Great as Bishop Binzer handed each of the fourteen men installed a paten and said: “Take this vessel with bread for the celebration of the Eucharist. Make your life worthy of your service at …

Jesus asked us to pray for one thing in particular, “laborers for his harvest,” and it is in response to this request that the Vocations Office announces the Ohio Statewide Day of Adoration for Vocations on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, here are the locations of …

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. …