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Three Mothers of Priests from the Northern Archdiocese Share their Stories In northern Mercer County, nestled in a rural region of rich farmland, a different kind of fruitfulness has flourished. The Coldwater Cluster of Parishes, comprised of St. Mary, St. Anthony and Holy Trinity Churches, has produced an abundance of

I have lived in Hamilton, OH, for most of my life on my family’s farm. My home parish is St. Ann in Hamilton. I grew in a farming family. My father is a full time farmer and my mom homeschooled my brothers, sisters and me all the way up through

  I grew up near Russia, OH, a small town north of Dayton. I was the fifth of eight children, and my family was very devoted to their faith growing up, stemming primarily from my parents’ great commitment. My home parish is St. Remy in Russia WHEN DID YOU FIRST

I was raised in Corbin, KY, and moved to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in 2015. My home parish is Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson Township. I have three younger sisters. I converted to Catholicism in 2009 when I was in mortuary school, and was a funeral director prior to

I am from the east side of Cincinnati, a little town called Amelia. I grew up in a strong German-Italian, Catholic family and am one of seven kids: five girls and two boys – perilously outnumbered! I have a very tight-knit family. My grandparents live next door, as well as

I grew up in a military family. Both of my parents served in the Air Force, and my dad made a career out of it, so my brother, sister and I moved around quite a bit. When he was assigned to Wright- Patterson Air Force Base, we settled in Springboro

I grew up in the northern part of the archdiocese, rural Mercer County. My home parish is St. Mary in Philothea. I am the oldest of four, with two brothers and a sister. WHEN DID YOU FIRST DISCERN YOUR VOCATION? There were hints growing up that I was thinking about

I’m originally from St. Philomena Parish. However, I didn’t grow up Catholic, and came into the Church at Sacred Heart Church in Camp Washington, while I was in college at Xavier University. Having the opportunity to serve on parish internship at St. Columbkille in Wilmington gave me a home there,