St. Cecilia’s family was one of the principle families of Rome. According to the cultural custom of the time, Cecilia’s family betrothed her to a pagan nobleman named Valerian despite St. Cecelia’s consecration to God. On their wedding night, Cecilia told Valerian that she had sworn to remain a virgin
In an intensive care unit at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC), there are 10 beds where some of the most critically injured patients are treated. They are in the hospital’s Burn Center. Among those caring for them is a young, newly-minted nurse who says she wants to bring
St. Joseph’s example of faith, humility and courage has inspired local artist Holly Schapker to share her talents to create images of the saint during this Year of St. Joseph. Schapker, whose studio is in a renovated 140-year-old building in Over-the-Rhine, is a 1992 graduate of Xavier University’s art program.
Reverend Ronald J. Piepmeyer died on July 4, 2021 in Liberty Township, Ohio. He was born on December 5, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received a B.S. and M.A. in History from Xavier University, Cincinnati and a M.Div. from The Athenaeum of Ohio, Cincinnati. He was ordained on May 17,
145 feet to the tip of the spire 1 vaulted, hand-stenciled wood ceiling 42 all-volunteer choir members 4 CDs of choir music available 10 clerestory windows originally plain glass. Patterned glass made in America added in the 1960s. 2 major stained-glass windows made in Germany More than 12 smaller windows
The whole of St. Cecilia Church in Oakley is dark, save for hundreds of candles that light the altar. It’s the second Thursday in December, and Queen City Catholic’s Candlelight Mass is being celebrated by Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr. Before and during Mass both sides of the church house confession
The artwork that lines the walls, windows and altars of our Catholic churches point the faithful to higher ideals. Throughout the decades, many notable artists in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati have contributed their talents to this endeavor, leaving their marks of faith for generations to enjoy. Gerhard Lamers (1871-1964) •
by Michelle Dushensky If you have ever been to St. Cecilia Parish in Oakley, the church’s beautiful exterior and interior were probably the first things that caught your eye. But if you have attended Mass at St. Cecilia within the past three and a half years, you most likely noticed