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Missionaries of the Precious Blood

St. Augustine’s Parish Cemetery is an essay in local history written in marble and granite. The monuments, headstones and small chapel hint at the lives and experiences of those who rest there. The cemetery’s land, set aside in 1836 on the south side of Minster, is one of the oldest

Catholic life in Mercer, Auglaize and Shelby counties is inseparable from its German heritage and the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, both of which continue to leave their mark on the Land of the Cross-Tipped Churches. During the episcopacy of Archbishop John B. Purcell (1833-1883), the archdiocese saw a massive

During the 1849 cholera epidemic that killed thousands in Cincinnati alone, parishioners of what is now Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Cassella gathered in their log church and prayed to St. Sebastian for relief – and no one from the parish died. Maria-Kapelle (Maria Chapel) is the name

Father Robert Kunisch, CPPS Father Robert Kunisch, CPPS, died on Dec. 8, in the infirmary of St. Charles Center in Carthagena. He was 89. Father Kunisch was born in Toledo on Aug. 19, 1930. He entered the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in 1944 in Brunnerdale, a high school seminary

Father Bill Beuth, C.PP.S., sent this happy report from our Central American Mission: On December 3, the Feast of St. Francis Xavier, Lucas Tiul Coc, C.PP.S., was ordained a deacon in the parish of Santa Catalina Virgen y Martyr in La Tinta, Guatemala. He will now continue to minister there

Father Robert Kunisch, C.PP.S., died at 7:50 a.m. on Sunday, December 8, 2019, in the infirmary of St. Charles Center in Carthagena, Ohio, where he made his home. He had been in failing health recently. He was 89. Father Kunisch was born in Toledo on August 19, 1930, to Alfred

by Susie Bergman Every runner knows that the act of running a race is not without difficulties and challenges. There are things that can trip them up, or even slow them down, along the way. Good runners need proper training, endurance and discipline. The same can also be said for

60 Years Father William Beuth, C.PP.S. Fr. Beuth, a native of Springdale, Pa., entered the Society in 1946 and was ordained on May 31, 1959. Fr. Beuth has served as a missionary to Peru and Guatemala for most of his life as a priest. After his ordination, Fr. Beuth served

Sister Mary Buckley, SNDdeN Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Mary Buckley, died July 17, 2019, in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the age of 93. A native of Chicago, Ill., she was in her 76th year of religious life. Sister Mary taught for 43 years at Mt. Notre Dame Academy/High School,

Fr. Richard Nieberding, C.PP.S. January 19, 1953 – July 20, 2019 Fr. Richard Nieberding, C.PP.S., died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in the rectory of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Montezuma, Ohio, where he was the pastor. He was 66. He was born on January 19, 1953, in Dayton,