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Frances Schervier

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

May 6, 2009 By Eileen Connelly, OSU ARCHDIOCESE — In a ceremony filled with joyous music and reverent prayer, the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor marked the opening session of the diocesan inquiry for the cause for canonization of their foundress, Blessed Frances Schervier, on April 17.  Held in the