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Twenty-three-year-old identical twins Katherine and Hannah Geiger always planned their lives side-by-side. This changed, however, when they realized God was leading them down different paths. This year, Katherine, who works for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is marrying her fiancé, Ben, while Hannah, a schoolteacher, is entering her first year of …

Sister Dorothy Beach, SNDdeN (Formerly Francis Mary) July 25, 1921 – October 12, 2021 Upon graduating from Trinity College, and coming from a military family, Sister Dorothy enlisted in the female section of the U.S. Naval Reserve known as WAVES in 1943 to help the war effort. When the war …

Sister Marie Andary, SNDdeN (Formerly Agnes Gertrude) October 31, 1923 – September 8, 2021 In 1946, Sister Marie began her career teaching 2nd through 8th graders at schools in Ohio and Illinois. After 23 years in formal education, Sister Marie began a 21-year career in religious education in the Archdiocese …

Sister M. Grace Frances Strauber, (nee: Lenore Volle) 94, quietly passed into the heart of God on Friday, May 13, 2022. She was the only child of the late Jerome and Grace Martin Strauber, born and raised in New York. Despite being an only child, Lenore had the pleasure of …

Sister Colleen, a native of Rochester, NY, entered the Sisters of Mercy in 2013, and she made her temporary profession in 2017. She first came to know the Sisters of Mercy while attending Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women in Rochester, from which she graduated in 2007. She …

Delhi Township, Ohio – Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Annie Klapheke professed perpetual vows during a Mass on Saturday, May 7, 2022 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse (Delhi Township). Due to the current precautions, only Sisters and invited guests were present with …

by CNA Staff Nice, France, Apr 25, 2022 / 04:10 am A 72-year-old religious sister has been praised for her “extraordinary courage” after she sought to disarm a man stabbing a priest at a Catholic church in Nice, southeastern France. Sister Marie-Claude reportedly intervened after a 31-year-old man entered the …

A Dayton native who served as a music instructor for nearly 50 years is celebrating a significant anniversary of religious life this year. Sister Marie Julie Fecher is celebrating 80 years as an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph (Maple Mount, Ky.). She is the daughter of the late Constantine …

Vanderburg, Sr. Mary Lawrence (nee: Dorothy Louise) passed quietly into the heart of God on Monday, March 28, 2022 at the age of 96. Dorothy was born on September 25, 1925 to the late Joseph and Mary Ruth Vanderburg in Columbus, Ohio. She was the sixth of eight children, six …

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 …