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DAYTON, Ohio — Sister Mūmbi Kīgūtha, CPPS, professed final vows as a member of the Sisters of the Precious Blood during a liturgy held April 23 at the chapel at Salem Heights, the religious community’s central house in Dayton. Several of Sister Mūmbi’s family and friends attended the ceremony and …

Raley, Sister Nancy, 82, died suddenly March 20 at MVH. She was born January 1940 in Canton, Ohio, the oldest of 4 children. In 1959, she entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Dayton, Ohio, and faithfully served God, His people and the Congregation for 63 years. Sister gifted her …

Sister Theresa Rizzo, CPPS, 85, died peacefully on March 7 at Maria Joseph Center in Dayton. She was born February 1937 in Cleveland, Ohio, and entered the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Dayton, Ohio, in 1959. For 63 years she faithfully served God, His people and the Congregation. A Mass …

Most high school students are focused on schooling and outside activities like sports, clubs, work and various interests. For a Bishop Fenwick High School student and St. Maximillian Kolbe parishioner, one particular interest is a priority – connecting with his pen pal. Jacob Wells’ pen pal isn’t in a different …

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 …