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Sister Kathleen Kelly, 97, died peacefully on November 26 at Maria Joseph Center Dayton, Ohio, under the care of hospice. She was born April 1924 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood Dayton, Ohio, July 1943. For 78 years she faithfully served God and His people.

By Mary Knapke The Sisters of the Precious Blood recently honored 15 Sisters who in 2020 and 2021 celebrated milestone anniversaries of entrance into the religious community: 75th Jubilarians, 2021 Sister Ruth Ann Meyer Sister Eva Roehrich Sister Laura Will 60th Jubilarians, 2021 Sister Martha Bertke Sister Jane Francis Hoffman

This year Sister Laura Will, C.PP.S. celebrates 75 years with the Sisters of the Precious Blood (Dayton) along with her classmates, Sisters Ruth Ann Meyer and Eva Roehrich, C.PP.S. Together, they mark 225 years of religious life, of which Sister Will says more than 125 years were spent in the

Backs, Sister Barbara Jean, 87, died peacefully Oct. 31 at Hospice of Dayton after a short illness. She was born July 1934 in Celina, Ohio, the 11th of 13 children. In 1951, she entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood Dayton, Ohio, and faithfully served God and His people for

Sister Rose Margaret, 87, died suddenly Oct 24 at Maria Joseph Center Dayton. Born in 1934 near St. Marys, OH, she entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Dayton, OH, August 15, 1950. For 71 years, she faithfully served God and His people, and her religious congregation. A Mass of

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 education in the northern archdiocese is a legacy inherited from the Sisters of the Precious Blood who began in a parish church in the winter of 1844. These dedicated sisters forged a relationship with the community that endured for more than a century as they maintained a presence in

Lehmkuhl, Sister Ann Catherine, 88, died peacefully on Dec. 5 at Hospice of Dayton after a short illness. She was born June 1932 in Minster, Ohio, and entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Dayton, Ohio, August 1948. She faithfully served God and His people for 72 years. Private services

by Kary Ellen Berger The Food for the Journey Project (FJP), based in Dayton, is now aiding neighbors in need right in their own backyards thanks to a new mobile kitchen. “Food for the Journey Project is a community kitchen and a mobile response to hunger,” said Chuck Wourms, executive

by Kary Ellen Berger On the morning of August 4, 2019, people in and around the Dayton area woke up to the horrifying news that a gunman took nine innocent lives and injured dozens of others in the city’s downtown Oregon District. In memory of those victims, the downtown Dayton