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by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Feb 11, 2021 / 08:00 am MT (CNA).- On the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, the papal delegate for the Marian shrine urged masked pilgrims and virtual viewers alike not to lose hope in the face of sickness and difficulties. “Lourdes is the place

On Feb. 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, recalling a series of 18 appearances that the Blessed Virgin Mary made to a 14-year-old French peasant girl, Saint Bernadette Soubirous. The Marian apparitions began Feb. 11, 1858, ended July 16 that year and received

Reverend Edward G. Trippel passed away on February 7, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born in Cincinnati on March 4, 1928. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, Norwood, Ohio. He was ordained on May 28,

by Jennifer Schack Bill Mitchell is a former federal agent for the U.S. Department of Labor and a parishioner of Our Lady of Victory Parish in Delhi. He is also the new Safe Environment Coordinator of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Mitchell considers his new role both a blessing and an

Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes Oh ever immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, Comfortess of the Afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings. Look upon me with mercy. When you appeared in the grotto of Lourdes, you made it a privileged

Father Gerard J. Witsken A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Gerard J. Witsken was celebrated March 22 at St. Teresa of Avila Church. Father Witsken, 76, died Feb. 18. A native of Cincinnati’s Western Hills, Father Witsken attended St. Teresa School, Elder High School, Xavier University and Mount St.

It was all smiles at St. Francis DeSales. From left to right Mrs. Pam Forte and Ms. Greta Brandon(cook, School Receptionist and mother and grandmother to many SFDS alumni (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
By Erin Schurenberg During the Lenten season, the opportunities for food, fellowship and fun abound at area fish fries. Most happen weekly for the first six Fridays in Lent. Other fish fries are more likely to be one-time events. With the occasional rare exception, such as that of St. Anthony

Sister Lucy Beischel, RSM (formerly Sister Mary Roderic) – 70 years A life-long resident of Cincinnati, Sister Lucy Beischelspent her first five years of ministry teaching elementary school. In 1958 she became librarian at Our Lady of Cincinnati College (Edgecliff College). In 1981 she became librarian at Mother of Mercy.