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Sister Francis Marie Thrailkill died peacefully at Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare Center in New Orleans, LA on October 2, 2020. The daughter of Franklin and Mary Myrtle Huggins Thrailkill, she was born Barbara Ann Thrailkill on September 21, 1937 in San Antonio, TX. She was preceded in death by

By Eileen Connelly, OSU You’re never too old to go back to school. Just ask Elizabeth Burnside. At 54, the mother of two and grandmother of four began classes at Chatfield College, working toward an associate degree in liberal arts. Burnside admittedly overcame many obstacles in order to continue her

Father Leo Schloemer A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Leo Bernard Schloemer was celebrated April 3 at Our Lady of the Fields Chapel in Fairfield. Father Schloemer, 94, died March 25. He was a Glenmary Home Missioner for 67 years. A native of Cincinnati, Father Schloemer made his first

The Brescia House at Chatfield College’s St. Martin campus is ready to serve the community and honor the mission of the Brown County Ursuline Sisters in a new way. “Brescia was a residence for the sisters from the early 1980s until recently,” explained John Tafaro, Chatfield president. “The remaining sisters

An Ursuline sister who was one of my early teachers said of God, “Remember the teacher is always silent during the test.” One year ago, my wife slipped and broke her femur. Complicating the matter: We were in Indianapolis. When you have a medical emergency in a strange city, you

Father Thomas Meyer A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Thomas Meyer was celebrated Dec. 11 at St. Albert the Great Parish in Kettering. Father Meyer, 74, died Dec. 6. A native of Dayton, Father Meyer did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology at Mount St.

Sister Eileen holds three of the kittens she fostered and socialized. (Courtesy Photo)
By Patricia McGeever Before Sister Eileen Connelly became an army veteran, or a reporter and newspaper editor, or a hospice volunteer or an Ursuline, she adopted a cat. That cat, Katie, helped shape another ministry with which Sister Eileen is very involved – rescuing abandoned and stray felines. “I don’t

September 2013 By Eileen Connelly, OSU The Catholic Telegraph  LYNCHBURG — It might be a family who has fallen on hard times due to the tough economy and needs assistance with the necessities or one who has lost everything in a fire or flood. Regardless of their situation, residents of