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Eileen Connelly

What’s the connection between sports and our Catholic faith? It’s the journey of discovery for professional soccer player Erin Yenney. The 29-year-old Troy, OH, native has found plenty of opportunity to live her faith, deepen her relationship with God and evangelize, all while traveling the world as she played the …

A cross-country journey by two young friars was a baseball lover’s dream come true, but there was much more to it for Franciscan Fathers Casey Cole and Roberto “Tito” Serrano. These “Bleacher Brothers” hit the road in May to visit every Major League Baseball stadium in the U.S. (30 total!) …

May Crowning is a longstanding tradition in the Catholic Church, when children don their First Communion attire or Sunday best, gather to sing for the Blessed Mother, present her with spring’s first flowers and crown her with a small wreath of blossoms. It’s a joyous occasion, typically held at schools …

Area Girl Scouts of all ages have been learning about our relationship to God’s creation and how to care for it through the fun and educational programs at EarthConnection (EC). Directed by Sister Caroljean Willie, SC, EarthConnection is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and a center …

Simone Grace’s cheerful morning chatter about her activities and friends warms Luke Slonkosky’s heart daily as he drives his four-year old daughter to preschool at St. Philomena Montessori, a new school in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati dedicated on the saint’s feast day, Aug. 11. Members at Sacred Heart of Jesus …

Imagine placing a rosary into the hands of a child eager to pray, especially a rosary they helped make. That’s exactly what CISE board members Louise Stakelin and Tricia Headley, along with donor Susie Castellini, are doing. Since the fall of 2019, more than 250 scholars at CISE schools received …

Breaking the cycle of poverty and providing a faith-based education transforms lives. Firm in that belief, and with proven results, CISE and the Jesuits USA Midwest Province have come together to establish a new all-boys school in Cincinnati’s Bond Hill neighborhood. Tentatively named Cincinnati Jesuit Academy, it opens in the …

Just in time for his 90th birthday in September, Jesuit Father Thomas Kennealy, SJ had another reason to celebrate: the publication of his new book about a fellow Jesuit who he describes as “one of the greatest inspirations of my life.” Unless You Become Like Little Children focuses on the …

A new course at Saint Ursula Academy provides students with the opportunity not only to find meaning in the sacred, but to uncover the sacred amidst the secular. “Art and Soul: Theological Imagination” originated with Saint Ursula religion teacher Lisa Woodall after she took what she describes as an “impactful …

Their ministry is one of presence, prayer and bringing Christ’s love and comfort to others. The team of six chaplains in the Department of Pastoral Care at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati fills these roles daily. According to Austin Schafer, manager for Mission and Pastoral Care for the Good Samaritan …